San Miguel de Allende
This beautiful town in a colonial setting was founded in 1542 by the Franciscan monk Fray Juan de San Miguel. An important stopover on the Antiguo Camino Real, it was part of the silver route from Zacatecas.
The town featured prominently in the Mexican War of Independence. General Ignacio Allende, one of San Miguel's native sons, was a leading player in the war against
The Casa de Sierra
Extra info: The physical beauty of San Miguel stems from the hillside setting of its many lovely of buildings and steep, cobbled and flag-stoned streets, which afford vistas over the plains and distant hills. To protect its charm, the Mexican government has declared the entire town a national monument. San Miguel de Allende is located in the mountainous region of central
San Miguel de Allende is at high altitude, around 1840 metres and so it may take a few days for your body to adjust to the thinner air. Be sure to drink plenty of water and take it easy if you feel dizzy or unusually tired. Even during the warmest months (March until May) when the afternoons can reach up to the high 30s celsius in San Miguel de Allende, the evenings can drop to 15 degrees celsius. It is advisable to bring at least a light sweater or jacket for this time of year.
The rainy season in San Miguel de Allende starts at the beginning of June and generally lasts until the middle of October. When the rain falls, it can rain quite heavily, but this should not discourage you - not only are the days pleasantly cool, but by August, the desert, which previously only yielded cactus and thorn bushes, is now covered with wild flowers and grass.