Category: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, is known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene and cultural festivals. In the city’s historic, cobblestoned center lies the neo-Gothic church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, whose dramatic pink towers rise above the main plaza, El Jardín. The Templo de San Francisco church nearby has an 18th-century churrigueresque facade.

Aug 11
April

April 2-5: Mid-week Semana Santa Observances. These lesser processions during Holy Week in San Miguel de Allende are no less heartfelt. They provide the big build-up to Good Friday, the most solemn and awe-inspiring day of the year. April  – Good Friday. Good Friday is the most solemn and beautiful religious spectacle in the San Miguel de Allende calendar. […]

Aug 06
March

First Friday in March – The Festival of “Nuestro Señor de la Conquista”. The faithful come to the Parroquia to recite 33 prayers, one for every year of Jesus’ life on earth. conchero dancers preform in front of the Parroquia on this day, arriving shortly after dawn and dancing till dusk. They dance in honor of “Christ […]

Aug 04
February

February 2 – Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas Day). In San Miguel e Allende, Candlelaria is the unofficial beginning of spring and it’s become famous for the plant/flower sales held in originally in Juarez Park as of 2020 in Parque Zeferino Gutierrez. Dozens of vendors line the walkways of the park, selling everything imaginable for the […]

Jun 30
Covid Cleaning Standards

Cleanliness is the #1 barrier for guests looking for a place to stay and to help hosts meet guest demand as travel in San Miguel de Allende resumes. Here’s an enhanced cleaning protocol developed in partnership with health experts to help hosts demonstrate a committment to keeping guests safe. Make your listing stand out on […]

Jun 29
Colonia Centro

Centro San Miguel Centro is the heart of downtown San Miguel. It’s a mix of residential and commercial, with stores, hotels, offices, restaurants, cafes and bars. Covering 30 blocks, it’s a locale with winding streets and gorgeous historic homes…where doorways and arches, strung with roses or tea lights, lead to art galleries, little cafes and […]

Jun 29
Industry

Agriculture Vineyards and vendimia celebration near San Miguel de Allende. Outside of the town of San Miguel, the economy is more traditional. A bit over half of the land is used for grazing with 37% used for crops. Over 80% of the crops are grown during the rainy season with less than 20% grown on irrigated lands. Forestry […]

Jun 29
Economy

Tourism and commerce Much of San Miguel de Allende’s economy is tied to the influx of tourists and foreigners who come to live, mostly retirees. In 2002, 250,000 visitors spent about US$8.4 million at the town’s attractions, but those who live here contribute far more to the economy.  Most of this is concentrated in the town of […]

Jun 08
San Miguel de Allende enters initial reopening phase

San Miguel de Allende has entered Phase 0 of its reopening. The destination clarifies that this does not mean the city is open to tourism, but that the city has begun activating the local economy for residents.  This initial phase will see the reopening of business infrastructure that affects locals. This includes restaurants, shopping centers, […]

Jun 08
Where’s the Water?

I love San Miguel de Allende.  It’s a lovely town in Mexico, and anyone who wants romance in his or her life should come down here.  It’s  just turning June, and it’s starting to get hot from Sarasota to Dallas to Los Angeles, but not here.  No, this is supposed to be the rainy season.  […]

Jun 08
More than 38 thousand workers in San Miguel de Allende could return to confinement

Despite the fact that San Miguel de Allende was one of the first municipalities to anticipate and take preventive measures in the fight against COVID-19, with protection protocols for businesses, its inhabitants and more than 38,400 workers could go back to confinement. A scoop that was announced by its mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal. “We are […]

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