Introduction to San Miguel de Allende Tour

Discover the charm that this quaint city and its vibrant history
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Tour Details
2 hours
Product Type
  • Jardin Allende
  • Mercado de Artesanías
  • Angela Peralta Theater
  • Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante
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  • Join an engaging, local expert as you explore the charms of downtown San Miguel de Allende
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Tour Description
Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of central Mexico lies San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has captivated hearts for centuries. Your journey takes place throughout downtown San Miguel de Allende. Your local expert guide will lead you through the vibrant streets, admiring the unique architecture and discussing the city’s culture and history along the way. 

You will stop at the Jardin Allende, the main square in the heart of the city adorned with colorful blooms and colonial architecture. You’ll also venture into the architectural marvel of the Canal House, a former hacienda transformed into a captivating museum, to explore its labyrinthine corridors adorned with exquisite murals and artifacts.

Your exploration continues with a visit to the Immaculate Conception Convent, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture that stands as a testament to the city's deep-rooted faith. Admire the intricate details and serene ambiance as your guide discusses the profound impact of religion in shaping San Miguel's identity. Your guide will also accompany you to visit the Franciscan Mission, a cornerstone of San Miguel's faith and heritage. Before passing Angela Peralta Theater, you'll enter Ignacio Ramirez Cultural Center you’ll take in the vibrant paintings, sculptures, and artisanal crafts that showcase the talent and ingenuity of San Miguel's artistic community.

No exploration of San Miguel de Allende would be complete without a visit to its bustling markets. At the Market of Crafts and the Ignacio Ramirez Market, your senses will be captivated by the kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and aromas. You’ll find handcrafted treasures, savor local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of San Miguel's commercial life. 
  • You're a culture lover interested in immersing yourself in local traditions and customs
  • You’re looking to explore the city on foot and absorb fascinating insights at every turn
  • You love to walk and want to cover a lot of ground to orient yourself in the city

  • Angela Peralta Theater – nineteenth-century theater named after the famous Mexican opera singer.
  • Jardin Allende – main square with green space surrounded by colorful colonial buildings.
  • Ignacio Ramirez Cultural Center – community center & theater offering performances and classes in a variety of arts disciplines.

General Information
  • There will be a break in the tour to stop and use bathroom facilities as well as opportunities to stop and rest along the way if needed. Please communicate any mobility needs or concerns with our team at the time of booking. 
  • All applicable entry tickets are included in the price of your tour.
Wheelchair accessibility
  • San Miguel is paved with cobblestone streets which some may find challenging to maneuver in a wheelchair. 
Service Dogs
  • Service dogs are allowed if you have a medical certificate proving the need. 
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What time of year is best for this tour?
Please take note of the rainy season between mid-September through the end of November. However, this does not affect the tour. Some clouds are actually very much appreciated when visiting Central Mexico.

What should I bring?
San Miguel de Allende’s streets are paved with cobblestones. Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses; bringing sunblock is a good idea as it can be very hot depending on the season. Keep in mind that there may not be many ATM machines on site so if you’d like to tip or buy any souvenirs it’s recommended to bring cash.
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