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