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Centro, La Palmita, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
While watching a bull meet its grisly end is not everyone's idea of a pleasant afternoon, the costumes and fanfare accompanying a bullfight are worth the price of the ticket. This bullfight in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MX featured a...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Though less well known than in Antigua, Guatemala, the Easter celebrations (Semana Santa) in San Miguel De Allende are every bit as beautiful and intimate. Many of the cobblestone streets are covered with alfombras (colorful carpets of pine...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
November 2 is one of the most important days on the Mexican calendar - and one of the most colorful for visitors. With history dating back to the Mayans and Aztecs, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an extravagant celebration of life. All...
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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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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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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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Plaza Principal S/N, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
For a Mexican girl, Sweet Sixteen is not really a big deal. But Sweet FIFTEEN... oh that is another story entirely. Every young Mexican girl dreams of the day she will be a "quinceañera," and the "Quince Años" celebration, marking the birthday...
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Hand painted signs are almost a lost art in the United States but many small tiendas and shops in Mexico are keeping it alive. We stumbled upon this one for a pharmacy which was 20 feet long and had perfect spacing.
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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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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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Insurgentes 12, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated with gusto in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The practice of building altars to invite dead loved ones to return home for a few hours is deeply rooted here. The traditional decorations for these...