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San Miguel is a wonderful place to visit, admire and stay in for a few days on a visit to Mexico. It is a must-see destination as part of a tour of Mexico's colonial cities. If a local festival is going on, much more so - but even during quieter times, this city has a unique, attractive charm that reflects all that is best about Mexico. Come here for a visit, and experience what it's like to feel irresistibly drawn in by its colonial spell.

We personally invite you to journey through the real Mexico; come and experience the magic of this incredible country for yourself!

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Catrina Sharona

Come and visit at Haiku Hotel “Catrina Sharona”, she is made out of cut glass, mirrors and found objects. Anado McLauchlin draws his inspiration from indigenous cultures in Mexico and the "Dance of Allowing", following the muse. The artist's work comes from a space of spontaneity and improvisation. 

Anado McLauchlin (born 1947), is an ex-pat artist living in the small village of La Cieneguita in central Mexico. At present Anado is constructing a large scale compound known as "Casa las Ranas", which includes the gallery known as “The Chapel of Jimmy Ray” and houses Anado's multi layered assemblages which he refers to as Artifacts from the Chapel.

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San Miguel de Allende Tourism

San Miguel de Allende is considered to be the jewel of the Colone and a National Monument. It was built in 1542.This beautiful street has kept by the years its architecture, its rocked streets, its own traditions and culture. It is located just an hour away from the city of Guanajuato.
Behind its old wood doors you can see the beautiful colonial yards; lots of them had given life to the international and grand tourism Hotels. At the principal square you can find the principal church called "Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel”, and a few steps from there, there's the Cultural Centre "El Nigromante", the Allende Institute and the San Francisco Church.

San Miguel de Allende is also enriched with the several Chamber Music and Jazz Festivals, and its famous wool and lathon fair.

San Miguel de Allende is a natural refugee of talented national and international artists and craft makers.  They exhibit their work at the several galleries and art fair.


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San Miguel de Allende is an outstanding colonial place, one of the city’s most important features is the large variety of styles, colors, tendencies and shapes of its doors, which have even been motif for graphic publications and books, as the variety and beauty is such that it deserves acknowledgement.

The thermal water springs that surround the city are another feature that increases its richness and versatility, such as El Chorro, Cieneguita, Montecillo, Atotonilco, Taboada and El Cortijo.

San Miguel de Allende offers a nostalgic Mexico of peculiar beauty and very impressive, considered a National Monument. An intelligent perception of the living quality has made it keep its architecture, its cobblestone paved streets, its traditions and culture.

The gorgeous colonial patios today are part of a large variety of high class hotels and international restaurants. The city has become a natural shelter for national and international talented craftsmen and artists that show their works in numerous art galleries.

Its colonial architecture and the environment of its streets make it a cosmopolitan city that today looks like a magnificent bazaar with galleries, art shops and crafts among impressive building from the viceregal period like Allende’s House-Museum, Conde del Canal’s House, De La Concepcion Temple or Las Monjas and El Oratorio de San Felipe Neri.

San Miguel de Allende

High in the cool hills, this colonial gem of cobblestone streets and picturesque churches inspires artists with its colour, character and light. Baroque, neoclassical and neogothic mix in the city's buildings, notably at the pink stone 18th-century church on the Plaza Principal. Founded in 1542, the city is a mix of Hispanic and Mesoamerican influences.


Events in San Miguel

Festivals and Local Events in San Miguel de Allende

In San Miguel de Allende there is literally always some sort of event or festival taking place. For daily events in San Miguel such as yoga classes, literary readings, festivals and more, check the bulletin board at La Biblioteca Publica or Public Library. Whether you are looking to experience the cultural side of San Miguel or partake in one of the local events San Miguel de Allende is sure to please. Below is a list of events or festivals that take place in San Miguel de Allende Mexico throughout the year. We are always looking for more events in San Miguel de Allende, if you know of an event or festival that we should add to the list below contact us and we will consider it.


Ano Nuevo

Jan. 1 - Ano Nuevo - New Year's Day. Mexico and San Miguel rings in the New Year with celebrations featuring music, dance, food and fireworks. The atmosphere is wild, as if all the party-goers had simultaneously won the local casino grand jackpot. It truly is a sight to behold! There is nothing quite like it. Streets are filled with revelers, and friends and families congregate for parties that often last till dawn.

Natalicio del General Ignacio Allende y Unzaga

Jan. 21 - Natalicio del General Ignacio Allende y Unzaga - Birthday of General Ignacio Allende commemorates the birth of Don Ignacio Allende, hero of Mexico's fight for independence. The town San Miguel de Allende is named after him in tribute to his sacrifice.

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Feb, Mar - Carnival - Festivity that takes place in San Miguel's, similar to Mardi Gras in the U.S. which is held in February and March. During this celebration you'll see parades, Mass ceremonies and cleansing rituals, such as people walking over hot coals.

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Sabor San Miguel Viking

Sabor San Miguel Viking - International food and wine festival was created and organized to promote Mexico's great food and wine industry. Meet and interact with important celebrities and personalities of Mexican gastronomy. Info visit website

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Semana Santa

Mar or April - Semana Santa - Holy Week, processions, celebration of Masses throughout the state. In some towns, the Burning of Judas ritual takes place, represented by paper-mache figures and cartoons of historical or contemporary personalities.

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Fiesta de San Antonio de Padua

June 13 - Fiesta de San Antonio de Padua - Festival of San Antonio de Padua. This traditional and very popular festival is held on June 13th. It is characterized by the "Los Locos" (Crazy ones) parade, where people dress in costume and masks and dance through the streets of San Miguel.

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International Guitar Festival

International Guitar Festival - Guitar festival, featuring performances throughout the city, master classes by internationally renowned artists, lectures, exhibitions of instruments, as well as a food and arts festival spotlighting traditional food and art from the region.

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Festival Internacional de Musica de Camara

Festival Internacional de Musica de Camara - International Chamber Music Festival. A classical music festival to bid farewell to the summer, featuring award-winning international ensembles, guest musicians and local artists performing in the city's open gardens. Info view website

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Fiestas Patrias

Sept 6 - 16 - Fiestas Patrias - Patriots Festival in San Miguel is over a week long festival honoring the "Cry for Independence" leading up to Mexican Independence Day. Cultural activities, civic events and fireworks are displayed daily. Takes place at Casa de Ignacio Allende.

Dia de la Independencia

Sept 15 - Dia de la Independencia - (Independence Day) September 15 & 16. Military parades and reenactment of the Grito or call for independence from Spain in 1810. Parades and fireworks are displayed throughout the city, but concentrated at El Jardin or the cities central garden.


Sanmiguelada - Also known as the Pamplonada because it is Mexico's imitation of Spain's "running of the bulls," the Sanmiguelada begun in 1973. This event has been cancelled until further notice, however we have information on past events...More

Fiesta de San Miguel Arcangel

Sept. 29 - Fiesta de San Miguel Arcangel - (Festival of the Archangel San Miguel. This festival is in honor of the Patron Saint of of San Miguel and is celebrated on September 29, every year. Cultural, social, artistic and sporting events are held throughout the city, along with bullfights.

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Dia de los Muertos

Nov 1, 2 - Dia de los Muertos - (Day of the Dead). Altars are built in homes, markets and shops to honor and receive dead souls which return to earth once a year. The day of the dead is considered a festive celebration rather than mournful event celebrating departed loved ones.

Annual Jazz Festival

Annual Jazz Festival - The Annual Jazz Festival is an opportunity to show some of the history behind Jazz as well as the history and culture that San Miguel de Allende offers to its visitors. Info view website

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Dia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

Dec 12 - Dia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe - (Virgin of Guadalupe Day).The Virgin of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. She appeared to the Indian Juan Diego on the hill of Tepeyac in the early 16th century. Celebration includes mass, serenades and pilgrimages.

Fiesta de Navidad

Dec 16 - 24 - Fiesta de Navidad - Christmas festivities in San Miguel de Allende celebrates its Christmas festivals with events for all the family with traditional posadas, pastoral plays, music, canticles and parades. The giant Christmas tree is lit in front of La Parroquio...More

Festival de San Miguel de Allende

Festival de San Miguel de Allende - International music festival, presented during the last two weeks of the year, the festival came to be recognized by the Mexican government as the country's best festival of classical music. Info view website

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