San Miguel de Allende

Travel Guide
Parish Church of San Miguel Arcangel

Visit a small city that captures the imagination with striking-looking architecture, ancient religious buildings and the creative output of talented Mexican artisans.

San Miguel de Allende has cobbled streets, gardens, leafy courtyards and Spanish colonial architecture. The city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Its star attraction is the compact historic center with centuries-old buildings. Wander through ancient streets, visit beautiful old churches, browse shops for artisanal goods and tap into the thriving art scene.

Start your visit in El Jardin, the central plaza where many residents sit quietly or socialize. On its south side is the Parish Church of San Miguel Arcangel, a stunning building with neo-Gothic towers. Elsewhere around the square are old colonial buildings and a branch of La Esquina Mexican Folk Toy Museum. Peruse the small collection of handcrafted traditional toys, some of which are available for purchase. Head to the museum's main premises to see the full collection, which has been amassed over a period of over 50 years.

San Miguel is widely known for its artisans and artists. See some of their best works in the galleries and studios of Fabrica La Aurora. This former textile factory has been transformed into a vast art and design center, about a 15-minute walk from the center of town.

Extend your sightseeing to attractions just outside the city. They include El Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden of Mexican plants, and the Sanctuary of Atotonilco. This is an 18th-century religious complex decorated with vivid frescoes and murals. Travel 7 miles (11 kilometers) from San Miguel to enjoy the indoor and outdoor thermal pools of Escondido Place.

Find more ways to relax when you are a back in San Miguel. Enjoy a stroll and picnic in the green environs of Juarez Park.

Reach San Miguel de Allende by flying into Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City, 170 miles (274 kilometers) away or Guanajuato International Airport, 58 miles (94 kilometers) away. Complete your journey from either airport by bus or rental car to enjoy the city’s architecture, culture, history and green spaces.

Hotel MX San Miguel de Allende
Hotel MX San Miguel de Allende
3.5 out of 5
12 Camino a Alcocer La Luciérnaga, San Miguel de Allende, GTO
Fully refundable
The price is CA $34 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
Situated in San Miguel de Allende, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from El Mirador Viewpoint and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Parish Church of San Miguel Arcangel. Plaza ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (12 reviews)
"Awesome place! Easy to get to/from downtown."

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2021

Hotel MX San Miguel de Allende
Real de Minas San Miguel de Allende
Real de Minas San Miguel de Allende
4 out of 5
Ancha de San Antonio No. 1, Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO
The price is CA $69 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
This family-friendly San Miguel de Allende hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Allende Institute, Juarez Park, and El Nigromante ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (938 reviews)
"I love the authenticity, beauty, pool, and people. Don’t miss an amazing site next to front desk which is a 150 meter deep actual preserved well from the site 200 years ago where the founder of modern Mexico had camped back before there was a hotel. I used to live in San Miguel and had been to this ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 2022

Real de Minas San Miguel de Allende
Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort
Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort
5 out of 5
Calzada de la Presa No. 85, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO
The price is CA $356 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
This family-friendly San Miguel de Allende hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of San Miguel de Allende Public Library, El Jardin, ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (390 reviews)
"Excelent hotel Very nice staff Súper in all"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2022

Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort
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Mesa Verde By Rotamundos
Mesa Verde By Rotamundos
3 out of 5
Calle del Perdón #2, San Miguel de Allende, GTO
The price is CA $52 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in Fraccionemento Los Frailes, this cabin is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Malanquin Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Allende Institute and Zocalo Folk Art. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Peaceful and relaxing. On edge of town in quiet neighborhood, next to lake. The proprietor Carlos speaks fluent English which was very helpful for a gringo on his first week in Mexico. The one potential downside, which I actually learned to see as a positive, is it takes 10-15 minutes over very slow ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

Mesa Verde By Rotamundos
A brand new and luxurious 3-bedroom house in the magical town of San Miguel
A brand new and luxurious 3-bedroom house in the magical town of San Miguel
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
The price is CA $168 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Situated in San Miguel de Allende, this historic vacation home is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Ventanas de San Miguel and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Parish Church of San Miguel ...
3.5/5 Good! (4 reviews)
"Communication was great!! Perfect space for everyone. It had everything we need. Gated community. Definitely will stay again."

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2021

A brand new and luxurious 3-bedroom house in the magical town of San Miguel
Casa Monserrath
Casa Monserrath
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
This family-friendly San Miguel de Allende vacation home is located in Colonia San Antonio, within 1 mi (2 km) of Allende Institute, Juarez Park, and El Nigromante ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
"The property was great, we loved everything. It was clean and in a great location not far from downtown."

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2019

Casa Monserrath
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