Best area to stay in San Miguel de Allende
The historical and architectural heritage of San Miguel de Allende makes it one of the most beautiful and must-see cities in Mexico.
The best area to stay is in the historical centre, as this is where you will find all of the city´s most interesting places. You can easily walk the entirety of the centre, where you will find the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, the city´s emblem, which has a beautiful tower and a colonial Mexican style facade. Another emblematic place to visit is El Jardín, one of the city’s main squares, which is surrounded by shops and street markets, perfect for a beautiful walk or to sit out on one of the many terraces for lunch or even have a drink whilst listening to the Mariachis.
On Calle Mesones, the city´s most fashionable street, you will find excellent restaurants offering international and local food, as well as concerts, theatre shows, dance and art exhibitions. It is also the perfect shopping spot, offering many shops, markets and craft fairs.
Not far from the city you can also visit the archaeological area of Cañada la Virgen, which contains some well-preserved pre-Colombian ruins. You will need to set aside two and a half hours in order to visit all of it. You can also climb up to the top of the pyramid and enjoy incredible views of the region.