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San Miguel de Allende October 21, 2009

Filed under: Guanajuato — msf5 @ 7:54 pm

Introduction to San Miguel

San Miguel is one of the most visited places around Guanajuato, due to being one of the oldest and prettiest cities in the state of Guanajuato.

There’s a lot of tourism in this city, because of all the old buildings and churches, maybe due to the city’s history too.

Some of the most visited places include:

El Jardín Principal 

This Park, is located in the center of the city, in front of it there’s the Municipal Presidency, and behind, there’s Allende’s House museum.


Museo de la casa de Allende

This building, dates from the XVIII century. It’s a perfect example of the houses that the Spanish nobles used to live in. At some point it was of course Ignacio Allende’s house. After the Independence, it was turned into a museum to commemorate the revolutionary war.


Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel

This church, initially the most important church of the city, was crumbling to pieces. Around 1880 Zeferino Gutierrez was commissioned to restore it, and the final results were awesome, making it one of the most visited churches and the most photographed one.


Presidencia Municipal

The historical building of the Municipal Presidency has been destroyed a few times and restored back. Though it changes a lot each time, it’s still an awesome building worth visiting.


Templo de la Inmaculada Concepcion

This church was initially known as “Las Monjas” a name that means “The Nuns” since originally it was built to receive incoming nuns from around the area.


El charco del Ingenio

The ecologically preserved area is used to preserve and restore the Mexican flora. It is supported by private funds, and it holds a lot of the most rare and endangered plants of the region.


San Miguel Cuisine

Cuisine is well known for being great, besides Mexican food, you’ll also find some international cuisine and restaurants like Chinese, Thai, Italian, French and Spanish.


Some of the best restaurants around are:

Restaurante Alfredo 

This restaurant serves only the best Mexican food. It´s well known in near cities for its amazing service and delicious food.


Rincon Español

Once again, a well known Spanish restaurant, quite famous for its steaks, is also one of the most ancient restaurants around.


El Palacio Chino

Here you’ll find the best Chinese food around, this newly opened restaurant is worth considering when deciding what to eat.



One Response to “San Miguel de Allende”

  1. Estela Says:

    I am from Turkey but i live in Goodland Kansas for a year. In my city (Istanbul) we have lots of old buildings and old architecture. But here in Goodland we don’t have old buildings and old history.When i came here it was the first thing seemed so new to me.I can see that in Guanajuato you have an old history and old buildings which make me feel familiar. I really like this architecture. Especially Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel .
    Thank you for sharing this pictures and history.

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