San Miguel de Allende is located in central Mexico, 92 km (57 mi) west of the city of Guanajuato and 276 km (170 mi) northwest of Mexico City, off Highway 110. The average temperature ranges between 16º and 22º C (61º and 72º F).
The city’s magnificent colonial edifices, which often combine baroque and neoclassical elements, offer clear examples of the eclectic mix of architectural styles, as you’ll see in buildings such as the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri. What’s more, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the city’s role during the independence insurgence when you visit the stately mansion that houses the Museo Casa Allende.
In addition, San Miguel is a destination that draws tourists from all over the world due to its important cultural events, such as the Sanmiguelada, which was inspired by Spain’s Pamplona Festival.
The city also hosts world-famous events such as the Chamber Music Festival and the San Miguel Jazz Festival, which features renowned artists.During the day you can explore the city’s surrounding areas, where you can do exciting outdoor recreational activities like skydiving and paragliding, which afford a breathtaking view of the terrain below. At night, in the city center you can enjoy the hospitable atmosphere in the bars and restaurants. As for the cuisine, be sure to try the unbeatable dishes that draw from various culinary influences, such as fiambre, rabo de zorra and pacholas.