San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), American Capital of Culture in 2019
In our post last week we told you what will be the European Capitals of Culture for this year. And today we tell you what the American Capital of Culture will be, in case your 2019 vacation takes you to Mexican lands.
San Miguel de Allende has been chosen to be Capital of Culture this year. This Mexican town is located in the centre of the country, which is why it is known as the Heart of Mexico. In addition, the City is a Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2008 for being a benchmark of the Mexican Baroque and for its important role in independence.
What to see and do in San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel offers many attractions for tourists who visit it, it is also considered one of the best destinations in Mexico (and the world) to travel.
- Tourist attractions
If you visit San Miguel there are several things you have to visit. First of all, you can enjoy visiting the most important religious sites of the city such as the Parish Church of San Miguel Archangel, the Temple of the Immaculate Conception or the Temple of Our Lady of Health. You can also walk through the Main Garden or the Handicraft Market to buy a souvenir of your visit. In the Museum House of Ignacio Allende you can soak up the history of the region and learn more about the War of Independence and Ignacio Allende, one of the inciters and leaders of the independence movement (the city has his surname in his honor). And if you want to see what the region was like in pre-Columbian times, visit the Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Zone, an old Otomí settlement with pyramidal constructions located a few kilometers southwest of the city.
- Culture and tradition
In San Miguel every month there is a celebration. They have religious celebrations, in tribute to Independence and popular festivities. As they say in San Miguel, there everything is celebrated in style and they like to prepare their parties and enjoy the streets. Check the calendar of celebrations during your visit to be able to fully enjoy their traditions.
- Nature and wellness
In recent years San Miguel has taken force as a wellness destination. It has a wide range of active tourism in the middle of nature with activities such as hiking, cycling, zip lines, abseiling,... And to relax after a day of adventure, nothing better than enjoying its thermal waters in one of the SPAS of the region.
- Wine Tourism
Another trend that has grown in the city is wine tourism. The region of Guanajuato is becoming one of the wine producing areas of the country and there are wineries that you can visit, walk among the vines and taste the wines they produce.
If you have already decided to visit San Miguel de Allende, keep in mind that for your trip you will need to exchange your Euros for Mexican Pesos. You can make your change in Eurochange with the best price.
For more information, visit the website of San Miguel de Allende.
January 14, 2019