San Miguel De Allende Tourism

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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  • Know the pollution level of San Miguel De Allende before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 70 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.18 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 68.18 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • 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 62.02 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 56 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.31 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 41.83 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.31 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 49.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.81 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.6 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25.49 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.71 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 72.55 (High)
    • Safety Index 43.19 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.46 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 75.49 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.76 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.04 (Very High)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.76 USD

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