About San Miguel de Allende
High in the cool hills, this colonial gem of cobblestone streets and picturesque churches inspires artists with its color, character and light. Baroque, neoclassical and neogothic mix in the city's buildings, notably at the pink stone 18th-century church on the Plaza Principal. Founded in 1542, the city is a mix of Hispanic and Mesoamerican influences. San Miguel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a magnet for weekenders and expats. Visitors enjoy walking alongside the quaint cobblestone streets, browsing the shops for artisanal crafts, hot springs, horses, balloon rides, organic restaurants, and inventive chefs working in all types of cuisines.
You can walk everywhere in the Centro as long as you watch your step on the cobblestones. Otherwise, the public buses are cheap and taxis are ubiquitous, since the hills are steep.
Good walking shoes are essential, a rental car isn’t. Use any Spanish you have, the people are very willing to try to understand you.
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