Early morning sunlight leaves colonial-style architectural curves softened in the shadows of another San Miguel de Allende day. This picturesque city has a charm that regularly lures visitors into retirement and earns it a reputation as one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations. Even if you can't stop for longer than a day or two, take the time to wander the streets and acquire San Miguel de Allende memories for yourself.
Neo-gothic competes with Baroque towers on the parish church, Parrocquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Brush up on area history educated by exhibitions at the history museum, Museo Historico de San Miguel de Allende before forging on through the city. Appreciate religious art in the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri and the free museum at the San Franciscan Church, Templo de San Francisco. Take the afternoon easy and enjoy this lovely city.
Filled to the brim with colonial-style facades and shady streets, make an escape to the Botanical Gardens. Bustling with birds, cacti are a reminder that San Miguel is located in a semi-arid part of Mexico. Shift gears and spend a morning on a rented bicycle or moped exploring the city's environs.
San Miguel de Allende is about a four hour drive from Mexico City. Two international airports are accessible from the city and busses regularly connect with other destinations.