San Miguel De Allende Tourism, Mexico

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San Miguel de Allende (Spanish pronunciation: [san mi'ɣel de a'ʎende]) is a city and municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío. It is 274 km (170 mi) from Mexico City and 97 km (60 mi) from the state capital of Guanajuato. Historically, the town is important as being the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, whose surname was added to the town’s name in 1826, as well as the first municipality declared independent of Spanish rule by the nascent insurgent army during the Mexican War of Independence. However, the town waned during and after the war, and at the beginning of the 20th century was in danger of becoming a ghost town. Its Baroque/Neoclassical colonial structures were "discovered" by foreign artists who moved in and began art and cultural institutes such as the Instituto Allende and the Escuela de Bellas Artes. This gave the town a reputation, attracting artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, who taught painting. This attracted foreign art students, especially former U.S. soldiers studying on the G.I. Bill after the Second World War. Since then, the town has attracted a significant amount of foreign retirees, artists, writers and tourists, which is shifting the area’s economy from agriculture and industry to commerce catering to outside visitors and residents. The main attraction of the town is its well-preserved historic center, filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. This and the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco have been declared World Heritage Sites in 2008.

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Facts and Stats for San Miguel De Allende*

  • Pollution Statistics in San Miguel De Allende

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    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • San Miguel De Allende: Crime and Safety

    How safe is San Miguel De Allende for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in San Miguel De Allende.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.04 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.65 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76 (High)
    • Car Stealing 43.52 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.04 (High)
    • Attacks 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 42 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.41 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.48 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.92 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.15 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.15 (High)
  • Living in San Miguel De Allende - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 44.9 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 96.55 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 70 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.69 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in San Miguel De Allende

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in San Miguel De Allende

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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