Thanks to its location in the sunny part of Mexico and almost 2,000 meters above sea level, the town enjoys a year-round mild climate. The weather is little changed, characterized by low humidity and cool mountain winds.
Coming to San Miguel de Allende, you will have a sense of the history of this place. In 1926, the Mexican government designated the town a national monument, so strict bans were imposed, leaving the historic center unchanged. Therefore, today, the façade with vibrant colors and the difference here is still preserved as in the beginning without being mixed with any modern vestiges. The government does not allow new construction or restoration unless the old colonial character of the city is preserved. You won’t see a neon sign. No billboards. There are also no traffic lights. There is not even a stop sign like in modern life.
El Jardín Square has a formal French style and is surrounded by trimmed Indian laurel trees. Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel parish church is a symbol of the city with bold Baroque. The Atotonilco Sanctuary is considered one of the pinnacles of Spain’s new Baroque art. And the Casa Ignacio Allende Museum houses historic artifacts from the 19th century.
San Miguel de Allende is also a city of festivals. Independence Day celebrations (September 16), Winter Classical Music Festival, Wool & Brass Fair, International Hall Music Festival, Jazz Festival; and even a local show of the bull run in September called Sanmiguelada makes for a vibrant life.
The traditional dishes of the people of San Miguel are Enchiladas mineras cornbread, and Pacholas. In addition, dishes from pork skin are also very popular such as traditional Mexican cueritos.
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