5 Myths About San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is an attractive city not only for its architecture but also for its culture and lifestyle, a real attraction for tourist but fortunately or unfortunately some of those visitors have been commissioned to create authentic myths that have been in the minds of many people, so here we are to clarify your doubts.
You Will Need a US Visa to Enter The City
Recently, the digital satire newspaper called “El Deforma” started a rumor through social networks that a US Visa will be needed in 2017 in order to enter the city because of the large number of american residents and that San Miguel de Allende will become a US colony. Although some people saw the fun of it, many people believed it. Did you?
There’s Only Gringos in San Miguel De Allende
Another of the biggest myths that have persisted through the years is the one that says that in San Miguel there are more gringos than Mexicans and we sure do have a large colony of foreign residents which reaches 17% of the population … So if you believed in this myth, sorry to disappoint you telling you that 83% of the population is Mexican.
The Cathedral is One of the Most Beautiful in Mexico
Here we must say that we do have one of the most beautiful and most photographed churches in the country but strictly a cathedral is the seat of a diocese and therefore a bishop or archbishop has to be here, things that are not met in San Miguel de Allende since we depend on the diocese of Celaya, so the most accurate term is «parish» and this is how locals know it.
It is Very Expensive to Live in San Miguel de Allende
True, the price range is a little higher than the average, but San Miguel de Allende is not the most expensive city in the country to live, in fact according to the newspaper «El Economista» we’re not even among the top 5 , the title belongs to Los Cabos followed by Cancun, Monterrey, Mexico City and Cuernavaca. There are expensive properties and expensive services but is not a general thing.
You Eat and Leave
Some people think that the only attraction there is downtown and that you eat and leave, but in San Miguel de Allende there are many things to see and do, there are ATV tpurs, horseback riding in different places, hot air balloon rides, a botanical garden, a canyon with zip lines, parks with hot springs, an archaeological site, 4 museums many galleries, a craft market, 2 gazebos, a center of art and design (La Aurora), among others.
Now you know what to believe and what not to next time someone tells you otherwise.