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San Miguel de Allende

About San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city, is located in the central mountain highlands of Mexico. San Miguel is one of central Mexico's legendary and historic cities.


Located 200 miles northwest of Mexico City and 200 miles northeast of Guadalajara; San Miguel at an altitude of 6,413 feet enjoys a pleasant climate year round. San Miguel has charming Spanish colonial architecture which is strictly protected by Federal Historic Preservation.

San Miguel de Allende received The World's Best Award for the best city in the world (2017), by Travel and Leisure Magazine. The World's Best Award is the result of survey data from world travelers and subscribers to T+L's magazine.

San Miguel de Allende - 2017 Voted "Best City in the World" by Travel & Leisure Magazine

San Miguel is a popular destination due to the abundance of art and music, its unique architecture, delicious foods and consistently mild climate. Drug violence is nothing to be worried about in this small town.

A few interesting things you will find while exploring the City and surrounding areas are botanical gardens, churches dating back to the 17th century, farm-fresh restaurants and an abundance of live music.

San Miguel’s traditional Mexican architecture is protected from modern urban development due to it being a UNESCO World Heritage site, meaning the city is recognized as a historic landmark and the architecture must remain consistent with traditional Mexican appearance. Las Terrazas is located within this protected UNESCO boundary.

Award Winning Video: The Heart of Mexico

Presented with permission from the Dept. of Tourism of San Miguel de Allende
Length 15:33

Aztec Clay Stamp

San Miguel de Allende is located in the Sierra Madres Mountain basin, with streets of flat pavers and cobblestones which meet in the center of town known as El Jardin, this destination is the center for the Town’s activities.

Live WebCam San Miguel de Allende


Live Feed from El Jardin

Las Terrazas is just 4 blocks from El Jardin

San Miguel de Allende History - World Heritage Location

San Miguel de Allende HISTORY

World Heritage Location

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