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Cities San Miguel de Allende (Guanajuato)

San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful colonial city. Nowdays it is occupied by rich pensioners from US or Canada that come here to spend their retirement. Even though full of foreigners, expensive hotels and spoiled by American tips, the language is still Spanish and the spirit is still Mexican. On the other hand thanks to this foreign “invasion”, San Miguel de Allende has enough money to reconstruct and keep its buildings very pretty. Streets are clean and generally speaking the safe. The local police rides on a horse. The accommodation is usually more expensive, but very pretty and romantic.
What here:
If you are an Art lover then you would be happy to know the city is full of small galleries. On the main square is a fantastic church “Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel”, nice park and an arcade with cafes and restaurants.
 

If you are more a nature lover then get a cab and ask him to take you to a cactus botanical garden “El Charco del Ingenio”. It is a short drive from the city (40 to 50 pesos one way). It will be a very long and hot walk among many different giants with pins. There is also a green-house with special pieces. At the entrance get a rest in a nice café and a souvenir shop with. Count with a half day.

How to get here:
Bus from Mexico City (Terminal Norte), 3-4 hours.