San Miguel de Allende Travel Guide

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Why It's Worth It

Founded in the 16th century, San Miguel de Allende is known for old world charm and first world amenities. A lively nightlife and abundance of fine restaurants give the mid-sized town a cosmopolitan vibrancy. The center of town is a time capsule of cobblestone streets lined with jewel tone colonial facades and stone colonnades, and overshadowed by La Parroquía, an immense neo-gothic church of pink stone. Nearby day trips include hot springs, high desert hikes, and the Jesuit Sanctuary of Atoltonilco, famous for its murals of angels and demons and over-the-top Mexican Baroque interior. —Felisa Rogers

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