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San Miguel de Allende: the Ideal Holiday Destination
A city that is both sophisticated and quaint, San Miguel de Allende is the prettiest Mexican town. With quaint neighborhoods, magnificent churches, colonial architecture, and cobblestone streets, this vibrant and charming city is a popular tourist destination in Mexico. Being nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the city features civil and religious architectures that demonstrate the evolution of various styles and trends like the Baroque and the late Neo-Gothic.
Widely considered as the symbol of this beautiful city, La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel is the highly recommended place worth visiting. View the “wedding cake” towers of the church dominate the El Jardin. You will find the valued image of Cristo de la Conquista in the chapel.
Visit the multi-towered dome church Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, located near the eastern side of Avenida de los Insurgentes to view the 33 oil paintings depicting the life of the Florentine San Felipe Neri. Other religious attractions of the city include Templo de la Salud and Templo de la Concepcion.
Museo del Juguete Popular Mexicano is the perfect place for a day out with family and kids. This museum preserves the tradition of Mexican toys, displaying various pieces made from fabric, wood, plastic, and wheat.
Explore Ignacio Allende’s home, which has been transformed into Museo Historico de San Miguel de Allende, relating to the history of the area. Art lovers will love Fabrica La Aurora, where the artists have studios that allow the visitors to view or purchase genuine Mexican jewelry, art, ceramics, and food.
Visit Jardin Botanico El Charco del Ingenio, the 220-acre bird and wildlife sanctuary to become familiar with the local vegetation and wildlife. Being located on top of a hill, the garden offers a beautiful panorama of the entire city.
Shops in this city are a combination of old stores, souvenir shops, art galleries, and modern boutiques. Some notable galleries, boutiques, and shops worth visiting include Galeria Atotonilco, Maria Belen Nilson Jewelry Design, Mercado de Artesanias, Tierra Linda, and many more.
Those looking for high-end cooking together with innovative presentation of classical Mexican food, should dine at Moxi, housed in Hotel Matilda. Head to La Posadita to stuff yourself with Mexican food and get outstanding views of San Miguel from the restaurant’s appealing roof terrace.
With all the splendid attractions and activities to do, San Miguel is truly a delightful city for the visitors.
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