Express Visit? 5 Places You Must Go To
Although it is best to visit San Miguel de Allende with due calm to enjoy all its charms, if for reasons beyond your will you need to make an express visit we give you 5 locations that you have to go straight but remember to come again and spend more time in the city.
The Main Square
This is a must stop as this place is home to buildings from the colonial time which worth admiring, stand in front of the parish (remember that it is not a cathedral) of San Miguel Archangel and take many photos as it is the ultimate icon of our city. Plan for another day to visit the shops around and enjoy the nights of mariachi.
Choose a Museum
Since you’re tin the main square you need to know that in San Miguel de Allende there are several museums that you will enjoy. The first and most important (historically talking) is the house of Don Ignacio Allende and Unzaga, our greatest hero, in which objects that belonged to him are exhibited
Address: On one side of the parish which is very convenient for your neat itinerary, cost , $37 MXP.
Another option is «La Esquina» museum of Mexican folk toy, a real journey to the past as there is a collection of traditional Mexican toys consisting of rag dolls, wooden trucks, little dishes. Any Mexican who is over 30 y/o will remember all of these.
Address: Nuñez #40 Zona Centro. Cost, $30 MXP
A tip that will save you time and give you an overview of the city is to take a tour in the tramway. The tour takes you to some of the most important points and you will be able to hop on and off on a couple of occasions; one in the old public laundry roms and another on the gazer to watch the sunset. The duration of the tour is one hour and fifteen minutes and there are departures every 45 minutes next to the church of San Francisco in the city center. The approximate cost is $ 70 MXP. www.operatur-imperial.com
La Aurora Cultural Arts and Design Center
Another interesting place is the Fabrica La Aurora a place that used to be an important piece of the textile industry and now has become a set of galleries, furniture stores and artists’ workshops related to painting and sculpture, it also has a restaurant and cafeteria, it has become a must-see place for those who come to visit our city.
Located in a walk-only street and covering 3 blocks it is the place where our local artisans offer their products, you can not leave the city without appreciating brass stars beautiful rugs and wool blankets, necklaces, mirrors and clothes among others items, if you are looking for great value this is the place. You can buy souvenirs for the whole family and friends.
Come back soon, come back with more time. See you here!