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Mesones 99, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
A day in the San Miguel kitchen of Paco Cárdenas provides an indelible memory of a Mexican holiday. I've taken cooking classes around the world, and this was one of the best! We had an opportunity to visit San Miguel's Central Market, snacking as...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Two blocks from the sidewalk cafes, shops and crowds of the main square of San Miguel de Allende is a lovely plot of pure peace. Despite a long official name, it's known locally simply as “Bellas Artes” Walk through the huge wooden doors into the...
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Insurgentes Insurgentes #25, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
The House and Garden Tour is a must do. It is sponsored by the Biblioteca Pública which takes you into the city’s most intriguing contemporary and colonial homes every Sunday at 11:30am departing from the library at Insurgentes 25.
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I was excited to learn of this pyramid site that was just recently opened to the public. Day trips leave from San Miguel and very inexpensive. It's quite a hike but the view of the country and the gorges are beautiful!
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In San Miguel, you can eat hi-brow and low, local and imported, by candlelight and streetlight. Your choice--and a lot of choice there is. But if you really want to "get" what and how the locals eat--how they've probably been eating for...
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Relox 16, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Semana Santa, Day of the Dead, the Aztec "conchero" dancers of Our Lord of the Conquest, Los Locos dancing for St. Anthony--San Miguel de Allende is famous for these and more Catholic religious observances. And they are all worth seeing. But...
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Chef Gabriela Green runs La Fonda Rosa cooking school in San Miguel de Allende. We met her at the market in the morning and purchased all the ingredients that we used and she showed us to cook Conchinita Pibil, Nopales, Stuffed Chiles, and more....
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Mary and her daughter were working hard on the day before Xmas eve. All the fondas in the Mercado are tasty but someone gave us a tip that Mary had some specialties. Albondigas and Sopas were great but her Chile Relleno was seriously incredible....
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The Mask museum displays a huge collection of masks from Mexican traditional dances and festivals. The masks are crafted by local artisans in their towns and used only for 1 festival before they are typically sold or destroyed. The museum itself...
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Lucas Balderas S/N, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
The Tuesday Markets in San Miguel de Allende sprawl widely and draw locals from far away. The markets sell clothes, foods, hardware, knitting yarn, goldfish...basically all the things that one would find in a mall or a big box store. The key...
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Nemesio Diez 11, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Rosewood Hotel in San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful (and pricey) place to stay right in the heart of San Miguel. But even if you're not a guest, it's well worth a visit to its restaurant, 1826, which is named after the year the town adopted the...