San Miguel de Allende

One of the most enchanting cities in the Americas.

Colorful walls, massive wooden doors, and breathtaking hillside views

San Miguel de
Allende

One of the most enchanting cities in the Americas.

colorful walls, massive wooden doors, and breathtaking hillside views

About

Located high in the mountains of central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende is a jewel of Spanish Colonial architecture; a place of cobblestone streets and picturesque church domes, frozen in time. San Miguel de Allende is one of the most enchanting cities in the Americas.

The town, with its colorful walls, massive wooden doors, and breathtaking hillside views, enjoys a moderate year-round climate.

In October 2013, San Miguel de Allende was named Best City in the World by Conde Nast Travelermagazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.  It was also named one of the Five Best Places in the World to Visit by the readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. Back in 2008, it was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Virtually all the buildings you see in the central part of town date from the colonial era, and newer buildings are required by law to conform to existing architecture. Because so much of San Miguel remains as it was during the days of silver mining, many of the hotels, restaurants, and shops along its cobbled streets are housed in beautiful mansions dating from those years.