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The Best Things to Do in San Miguel de Allende

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Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel , San Miguel de Allende
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Looking more like something out of a fairy tale than from real life, Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel is the main landmark of San Miguel de A
Tours from $14
Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours , San Miguel de Allende
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Soak up the colonial charm of San Miguel de Allende and the dramatic landscape at its outskirts as you ride your faithful steed towards a loc
Tours from $98
Antique Store
Fabrica La Aurora , San Miguel de Allende
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Visit Fabrica La Aurora, a historical textile factory housing an array of galleries, exhibitions, and shops. Peruse high-end homewares, print
Tours from $45
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
As I (Albert Coffee, vaccinated) guide you through this magical place, where I had the privilege of participating during the 2004 excavation field season, I'll share what I have gleaned through personal hands-on experience & years of study about ancient Mesoamerica, the legends & wisdom of local people. I am a graduate of Louisiana State University and federally licensed tour guide. This special tour includes years of documented legends, wisdom & memories of the elders of the ranch communities on and around the historic location. You will hear about each place and its cultural significance as you journey along the path the ancients took to reach the pyramid.I've taken 20,000+ people on tours since the site opened to the public in 2011. My passion is relating information that is just coming to light in an area recently investigated in an enjoyable way. I hope to see you soon. This is "a must do while you’re here…!" "An experience that can’t be missed." "Don’t get left behind."
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Park
El Charco del Ingenio , San Miguel de Allende
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Adventure across El Charco del Ingenio, a nature reserve and botanical garden that protects and displays a vast array of Mexican plant life.
Spa
Spas , San Miguel de Allende
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San Miguel de Allende

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Churches · Antique Stores · Spas
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture. Founded in the 16th century by a Franciscan monk, the city played an important role in the Mexican struggle for independence. Forgotten by most by the early decades of the 20th century, San Miguel burst onto the world scene in the 1950s, when it became a retreat for many Mexican artists. Today, a holiday in San Miguel de Allende allows tourists to take part in a thriving arts scene, which hosts countless photography workshops, literary readings, art exhibits, film festivals, and live music performances. Add San Miguel de Allende and other Mexico destinations to your travel plans using our Mexico online travel route planner.

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Where to stay in San Miguel de Allende

Mid-range and upscale accommodations rule in San Miguel de Allende. The cozy streets of the historic center lend themselves well to small, boutique hotels and a wide range of private rentals. Look for lodgings in the streets surrounding the famous Parroquia church--you'll enjoy views of the city's most iconic building as well as proximity to most major attractions.
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