Museum “Casa de Allende”
2 minutes, walking
Theatre “Angela Peralta”
The singer Angela Peralta known as “The Mexican Nightingale”, came to Allende's San Miguel to inaugurate the theatre that would take his name, 140 years ago.
The Theatre Angela Peralta is the enclosure that shelters the most representative events of the city. It has been the headquarters for festivals as Guanajuato International Film Festival, Festival of Chamber Music, Festival of Jazz, and national conventions.
Temple of San Francisco
This church was begun to build in 1778 and took 20 years to be completed, different architectural changes of agreement are observed by the period and the trends. The front is churrigueresque pure, with an enormous quantity of figures worked of stone and sharp columns. Nevertheless, the belfry, constructed in 1799 by the famous architect, Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras, is of neoclassic style, which was fashionable at the time.
Temple of Nuestra Señora de la Salud
This church has an atmosphere different from those that we might say they show a fixation in the Calvary or the suffering. It can be seen from Plaza Allende on the street insurgents. It has a baroque front of the 18th century that finishes off in a shell worked in stone. In the interior there are colonial art of art and have a dome of beautiful blue and yellow blue rollers.
On the Market of Crafts of Allende's San Miguel there can estimate some of the techniques and materials that the craftsmen of the region dominate as are brass, wool, carved quarry and wood, papier mâché, glass, precious metals and pottery. Also stones and antiquities can be found. There is innumerable the quantity of establishments that, on all the small streets, offer beautiful handcrafted products to the visitor.
Mexican Popular Toy Museum
"La Esquina", Museum of the Popular Mexican Toy, was created by the intention of announcing of permanent form, a collection of more than thousand objects acquired by her owner, the teacher Angelica Tijerina along fifty years, and that are considered to be an example of the history of the artisanal production in Mexico. In turn, the museum was conceived as a space dedicated to stimulating the educational development of the infant population, who allows them to value the game as way of stimulus to the imagination, the creativity, the social interaction and the familiar cohesion, recovering the traditions associated with the games that characterize the national culture and supporting a close contact with the craftsmen of traditional toys.
Benito Juarez Park
A park and garden founded at the beginning of the 20th century, designed in French style with fountains, ponds, benches of forged steel, ancient bridges, broadways and tracks. It is a recreational space with games for children, basketball courts, food spaces, filled of plants and trees of the region: cherimoya trees, blackberries and walnuts.
El Chorro Walkway
The walkway of “El Chorro” (water jet), it is a fabulous place for morning walks, exercises or simply to rest. During the 18th century the family “de la Canal” gave the orders to construct baths, washers and a primitive chapel that is located in the highest part of “El Chorro”. In certain days of the week also they are a space where diverse artists meet to create. The small chapel found at the highest part of this walk is an agreeable place that is a well worth visiting. A bit below of the chapel one finds a former building that nowadays is a cultural center.
The citizen of San Miguel of Allende, originary from USA, Bill Levasseur, initiated 23 years ago a colorful collection of traditional Mexican masks, this as a way of occupying his spare time while he was in the city. Nowadays this collection possesses more than 500 items and they are exposed in the Masks Museum; place that Levasseur opened a bit more than 5 years ago and which has turned in an attraction of San Miguel. During the tour for the museum, the visitors can appreciate masks of mud, leather, wood, papier mâché and glass fiber, which are complemented with texts and videos of the dances; materials that Levasseur realizes since 15 years ago.
La Aurora Factory
Over more than 90 years during the 20th century, it was one of the most important textile factories of the country. Constructed by an English company in 1902, it possesses 12 quarry arches and wrought iron doors that have been kept practically equal since then. Now, it shelters numerous art galleries, about 40 artists, restaurants and even a bookshop. Some artists offer courses and workshops.
Botanical Garden – Charco del Ingenio
It comprises 67 hectares natural reserve grounds provided with a great biodiversity.
Besides preserving and to take care of this natural reserve, the garden shelters an extensive botanical collection, integrated for cactuses and other succulent Mexican plants, many of them rare, threatened or on the verge of extinction. The plants of this collection - one of the most complete of the country-, are located especially in the Conservatoire of Mexican Plants, pavilion specially designed for its exhibition, as well as in the zone of rescued plants, to the west one of the garden. From the center of information, a network of trails drive to diverse spots for sightseeing and points of interest of the reservation.
Toyan Wine Ranch
“To return to the nature”, is the motto of a company that arose in 1995 in San Miguel with the aim to devote itself to the organic agriculture and, that with the time, added to his cultures the grapevine and started it producing organic wine.
The beautiful Sanctuary was named by the UNESCO, in addition to the historical center of San Miguel, "Cultural Heritage of the Humanity”. In the exterior of the temple, can be seen big walls that give the impression that the church was a stronghold. The style of the paintings inside imitates the Flemish painting that was known trough the Belgian impressions that the Spanish brought from Europe. These murals have awarded the mote of "Sistine Chapel of America" to the place.
Cañada de la Virgen
The archaeological zone “Cañada de la Virgen”, located in the municipality of San Miguel, is a Pre-Hispanic settlement nailed in Mesoamerica's north border, whose principal monuments were in used for make observations of the sky.
This “magic town” hides between its streets the clamors of the Independence, and re-lives them in museums, temples and gardens. It possesses several historical monuments worth visiting. The first thing that jumps at sight is the beauty of downtown’s architecture and its nice people, even though, the crafts elaborated in ceramics and “talavera” are quite famous.
Mineral de Pozos
Once a prosperous mining town, Mineral de Pozos has been a “ghost town” for nearly one hundred years. Today, it is a favorite destination of artists and adventurers seeking to lose themselves amidst the mystical landscape. In addition to spas and mine tours, visitors will find workshops on pre-Hispanic art, culture and music, authentic craft shops and vibrant cultural events.
San Miguel de Allende
The hotel is located in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, amidst a beautifully preserved, 64-block historical center that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Numerous self-walking tours and guided tours are offered throughout town. This almost mystical charm combined with the mild weather is why so many people fall in love with this place.
Guanajuato's historical center has a distinctive European flavor, with hundreds of alleys that go up rise and down for the hillside. The squares are full trees, coffees with outdoor seating, museums, theatres, markets and historical monuments. The buildings of the city are an excellent example of the colonial architecture of neoclassic and baroque style. A network of underground tunnels runs below the city to help to control the flow of the traffic.
The city has preserved its historical center and has taken measurements to embellish it furthermore. It presumes charming big old colonial houses, wide walkways that invite to stroll, and picturesque squares that preserve his colonial warmth, and also beautiful architectural examples of the XVIIth and XVIIIth century can be admired.