Conde Nast Traveler, a luxury travel magazine, recognized San Miguel de Allende as the “Best Small Town in the World” 2020, for its outstanding characteristics in architecture, art galleries and gastronomy.
San Miguel de Allende competed in the category of “best small city in the world” against 9 other destinations in the world, including Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Florence, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
San Miguel is precisely a small city, distant from the large cosmopolitan cities like Mexico City, but which currently has all the luxury and comfort to spend a pleasant stay with all the comforts.
Among the attractions of the city, the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel with its neo-Gothic towers, El Santuario Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, built by the Jesuits in the 18th century, the “Ángela Peralta” theater, the toy museum “ La Esquina ”, founded 50 years ago to spread popular Mexican toys, the mask museum that houses a large number of ceremonial masks and the La Aurora Factory, a space that today houses works of art such as paintings, sculptures and jewelry. You can also visit Jardin principal, vineyards, hot springs and nature spaces.
San Miguel de Allende was named a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 2008 for representing a cluster of influences between Spanish, Creole and indigenous cultures, as well as being a representative site of cultural exchange between Europe and Latin America.