Principal S/N, Zona Centro, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel
The original Parish that was built at the end of the 17th century, was of Baroque architecture, composed of two towers. This changed dramatically in 1880 when the master bricklayer, Don Zeferino Gutiérrez Muñoz, a self-taught architect, was commissioned to create a new facade. It is said that Don Zeferino Gutiérrez was inspired for his design in drawings, prints and postcards of European cathedrals. The resulting neo-Gothic fantasy, whose towers can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, has made the parish one of the most photographed churches in Mexico.
Mesones 82, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Teatro Ángela Peralta
Originally designed as an opera house, it was inaugurated in 1873 with a presentation of the most famous soprano of Mexico at that time: Ángela Peralta, better known as “The Mexican Nightingale”. Today, after 130 years, it is an elegant meeting point for national and international artists who perform in varied events such as the Jazz and Chamber Music Festivals.
Cañadita de los Aguacates 75, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Parque Benito Juárez
A park and garden founded at the beginning of the 20th century, it was a French-style design with fountains, ponds, wrought iron benches, old bridges and wide roads and paths. Currently, it is a recreational space with children's games, basketball courts; full of plants and trees in the region such as custard apples, blackberries and walnuts.
Ancha de San Antonio 22, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
The Canal family built this huge complex in the 17th century as a place of retreat and property. This old manor house is full of interesting courtyards, a private chapel, in which you can see some of the colonial frescoes, and a modern art gallery and restaurant. In 1951 it became an art institute that offers courses from silverware to ceramics and the Spanish language, annually attracts hundreds of students of different nationalities.
El Chorro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Built around one of the most tortuous and oldest streets in San Miguel. This quiet park goes up to the old natural water spring, the 18th-century baths, a primitive chapel and the current temple located in the upper part. According to legend, the chapel offered the first Christian ceremony in San Miguel.
Mercado de Artesanías, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Mercado de Artesanías
The handicraft market occupies a pedestrian path that covers three blocks, full of stalls where folk art and local handicrafts are sold, silver jewelry, decorative items, souvenirs and crafts typical of the entire Mexican Republic. Without a doubt, a place that you should not miss on your visit to San Miguel de Allende, we are sure that you will be delighted with all the articles made by artisan hands of this Heritage City.
Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante, Calle del Doctor Ignacio Hernandez Macias, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez "El Nigromante"
This center was originally the cloister of the neighboring convent; Today it is part of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and is known in San Miguel simply as "Fine Arts". The center offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, music and dance; and he is famous for his unfinished mural by the famous Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, former teacher of the institution. The complex houses an exhibition hall and an auditorium.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
This central square is undoubtedly the heart of the city. In the south the towers of the Parish of San Miguel Arcángel are outlined, to the east and west are the arches of the portals and colonial buildings and to the north is the old Municipal Palace. But it is the garden itself that attracts visitors to sit and talk on the wrought iron benches in the shade of the laurels, listening to the musicians who play around, or see some of the many parades that pass and so much enjoy.