What to do in San Miguel de Allende?
The Best Places You Can Not Miss on Your Trip
Mirador de San Miguel de Allende
- El Mirador is a place that both day and night offers one of the best views of San Miguel de Allende.
- In this building culture is felt in each of its rooms, patios and walls. It is a huge stone building built in 1735. House of Culture
- Promotes dance, visual arts, literature, theater and music workshops, in their different expressions and genres.
Ignacio Ramírez El Necromante Cultural Center
- Belonging to the National Institute of Fine Arts, it is located in what was a convent until the Reformation. It became a school and during the Revolution a barracks, but it was in 1938 when, although in different schemes, it was used to disseminate art. In addition to having murals by David Alfaro Siqueiros, Eleonor Cohen and Pedro Martínez, various exhibitions, courses and workshops are presented.
Tour the Casa de Allende Museum
What better way to learn about the history of a place than by visiting the house of the character who gave this beautiful colonial city its name. His house was built in the 19th century, so keep an old style that will be etched in your mind. As if the historical value that inhabits here were not enough, the place became a Museum and shows the life of pre-Hispanic cultures, as well as the first settlers after the conquest.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost of entry: 55 Mexican pesos.
Angela Peralta Theater
- Emblematic classical building where concerts, dance shows and plays are presented
Eat some Churros with Water Chocolate
San Miguel de Allende is famous among other things for its churrerías. Take advantage of the morning to have breakfast in one of the many that there are and draw your own conclusions as to which is the best.
Know El Manantial
- It opened its doors in 1920 becoming the oldest cantina in San Miguel de Allende. With an eclectic atmosphere, it is an excellent place to have an ice cold beer while you take a break from your sightseeing or eat a delicious meal if you feel hungry. We recommend the Tamarindo Margarita or the Ginger Martini.
Visit the El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden
Located a few minutes from San Miguel de Allende, El Charco del Ingenio is a 67-hectare Botanical Garden. An extraordinary nature reserve.
Cost: Guided visits (by appointment) 80 Mexican pesos.
Visit the Pyramids of the Cañada de la Virgen
It is an archaeological site located 16 km southwest of the city of San Miguel de Allende. The construction of various structures on an area of 16 hectares is attributed to Otomí tribes and the ceramics found at the beginning of the Toltec period. The most recent studies indicate that the society that Cañada de la Virgen inhabited had very advanced astronomical knowledge, which facilitated the control of time and production cycles.
Main chronological location: 540 BC 1050 AD. c.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: 30 Mexican pesos (Sunday free entry and free for Mexicans and residents).
Cool off in the Hot Springs of La Gruta
An ecotourism center with a quiet atmosphere during the week. Ideal to go with friends or family. In addition to a spa and spa, the place has a restaurant, bar, cafeteria and boutique, to provide the visitor with everything they require during their comforting encounter with hot springs and nature.
Address: kilometer 10 Carretera San Miguel - Dolores Hidalgo.
Cost: 110 Mexican pesos (entry only).