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The colonial Mexico city of Dolores Hidalgo holds special significance in its history as the birthplace of its national independence from Spain.
Today, the small yet vibrant setting in north-central Mexico is a cultural delight with winding cobblestone streets lined with shops and vendor stalls offering beautiful Talavera pottery, a heritage style that originated during the Colonial period, locally-made ice cream and other treats. Due to its proximity to San Miguel de Allende’s historic core, about a 30-minute drive, large parcels outside the small town have become in demand among commercial growers and horse breeders.
It’s a seller’s market worldwide, especially in highly desirable locations for families, expats and retirees such as San Miguel de Allende. This historic town in central Mexico is incredibly attractive place to live (it was recently crowned the best city in the world). With wonderful weather, a rich history, and a beautiful landscape, it’s easy to understand why San Miguel is such a great place for a primary residence, vacation home, or even to purchase an investment property.
Paved with 16th century cobblestones and lined with historic row homes, Calle Aldama is an intact Spanish colonial street in central Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende.
Combine countryside living, close proximity to the city, a neighboring golf course and common area equestrian facilities and you have the planned community of Rancho La Loma, just outside of San Miguel de Allende in the highlands region of central Mexico.
Though it’s the middle of winter in much of the northern part of the world, warm weather will arrive before we know it. These properties can help prepare for the dog days of summer with spectacular pools.
San Miguel de Allende’s vibrant culture and colonial architecture continue to attract retirees from the United States. Recently, however, more young families have chosen to call the charming city home in 2022
San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico is often associated with baroque architecture, a historic central core and captivating city views. This country home, set on 10 acres about 8 kilometers or 5 miles from the city, offers a different perspective.
The No. 1 ranking came as no surprise to Ann Dolan, a broker with CDR San Miguel who has lived in San Miguel de Allende with her husband Jim for 25 years.
The Day of the Dead—Día de Muertos in Spanish- is undeniably one of the biggest holidays in Mexico. It’s a fiesta that starts on November 1st this year and goes through the 2nd and honors the memories of our friends and family who are no longer physically with us but still alive in spirit.
What makes a home charmingly rustic? Sometimes there isn’t a specific descriptive feature that makes it rustic, sometimes it’s an essence. Whether it’s the vintage terracotta, century-old bricks or pre-modernism architecture, here are four homes that visibly charm in their own way.
A pair of ornately carved doors only hint at what lies in store at Casa Ladrillera, a five-bedroom home set on a quiet street in San Miguel de Allende in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato.
With travelers returning to San Miguel de Allende, here’s a guide to the best places to sleep, shop and dine.
The views of Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende command premium prices that luxury homebuyers happily pay.
Rancho El Paraiso is many things.
It’s an in-town dwelling. The classic hacienda-style compound’s vibrantly red exterior wall fronts a main street in Atotonilco, a village near San Miguel de Allende, in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. On weekends, the thoroughfare is lined with vendors selling gorditas and other Mexican food treats.
Mexico is a booming destination that’s only increased in popularity now that much of international travel has been limited. And when it comes to travel, where you stay matters and can truly make or break a trip. No one knows this better than Brandon Berkson, the founder of Hotels Above Par, an expertly curated online guide of under-two-minute articles designed for the savvy traveler with an emphasis on high-end, design-forward boutique and independent hotels.
San Miguel de Allende, located about a three-hour drive from Mexico City at 6,135 feet above sea level in the state of Guanajuato, is a prime destination for American retirees.
If old town charm, modern luxury and outdoor living spaces are high on your wishlist, the vibrant San Miguel de Allende home of “Deadliest Catch” and “Storage Wars” producer Thom Beers checks all the boxes.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, and a beloved city filled with Mexican culture and history, San Miguel de Allende also offers nature- and activity-based options close by.
Here are a few special ones to add to one of my favorite destinations in the world.
In this week’s look at real estate worldwide, I dove deep into three popular destination cities in France, Mexico and Spain to find out what $3.4 million buys in each housing market. From a romantic villa in San Miguel de Allende to a cliffside home in Jávea to a furnished apartment in the French Alps, here’s a closer look:
Travelers love the Mexican colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, known for its exceptional architecture, traditions and art scene. I’m one of them, and have written about the city, cited as a world favorite, several times.
Luxury tequila brand Casa Dragones has an equally luxurious (and intimate) tasting room in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The obsidian-tiled tasting room, designed by renowned firm Meyer Davis and Gloria Cortina, is ideal for those who enjoy the finer things in life, from spirits to design.
Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende is a top choice for travelers, particularly those who prioritize innovative cuisine and calm elegance in a luxury boutique hotel setting.
Artsy, colonial San Miguel is a winner
Casa Garita, a luxury residence set in the inland Mexico state of Guanajuato, holds more than a few surprises.
The property is hidden behind a modest door on a street of historic homes in San Miguel de Allende’s lively Centro district.
Admittedly, my husband and I donned rose-tinted glasses for our recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, the Mexican metropolis known as SMA. Just four months after our wedding, the long weekend was a second honeymoon of sorts. We came for the fuss (why has Travel + Leisure’s twice named the city their favorite in the world?) and stayed for the Baroque Spanish architecture, delicious food and charming art galleries. That our visit happened to coincide with Mexican Independence Day, with SMA hosting one of the country’s largest celebrations, only added to the excitement.
Take flight to soak up this enchanting city in central Mexico.
In Mexico’s highlands, explore San Miguel de Allende with a walking tour for foodies that mixes history and culture with some fine Mexican food.
The colonial charms of Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende are fast becoming compromised by a crush of year-round tourism.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, celebrates the Day of the Dead like no place else on earth.
A dreamy destination that’s a three-hour drive from Mexico City.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico – This city is magnetic. It can’t be explained with words like “cool” and “magical.” Find an excuse to go now.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico – Old traditions meet new celebrations and the living honor the dead at La Calaca, a four-day festival debuting this year.