Our San Miguel City Guide!

People come to San Miguel de Allende for the culture, the climate and the countless expressions of creativity in this 500-year-old storybook city that really hasn’t changed much in hundreds of years. It is safe and welcoming, and its festive, south-of-the border ambiance of laid-back luxury is especially appealing. No wonder Travel+Leisure readers voted it the best city to visit in Central and South America and the third best city in the world.

Here is some basic information about Casa Tres Cervezas and San Miguel de Allende!

Invested with the spirit of its surroundings and the culture of the city, Casa Tres Cervezas boasts almost 20,000 sq. ft. of thoughtful details and modern conveniences including your own personal chef, pool, and yoga room. We are located on one of the most sought after streets centrally located to shops, restaurants, galleries, bars, and churches.

A few tips…

Remember that Concierge Service here at Casa Tres Cervezas can help you book any of the next adventures in San Miguel de Allende:
• Massage in our lovely yoga studio, or in any of the nearby Spas.
• Hot-Air Balloon adventure
• Horseback-riding excursion
• Botanical Garden tour
• Metal-Art Workshop
• Cooking class and market tour with our in-house chef, Aide
• ATV adventure to Allende Reservoir
• Art tours and Gallery Walks
• Walking tour of historic downtown San Miguel
• Day trip to the nearby pre-Colombian archeological excavation
• Day trips to historic downtown Guanajuato or the nearby UNESCO World Heritage
site of Atotonilco, dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of the New World”!

CHECK IT OUT
Check the latest edition of Atencion online, the weekly bilingual newspaper. It comes out on
Fridays and has lots of news and information about events here in San Miguel.
www.atencionsanmiguel.org

GETTING AROUND
Walk everywhere! This is a great town for walking (in comfortable shoes) Again, watch your step – it’s known as “the town where women fall down”.

If you’re lost or tired, grab any of the green and white cabs and say “Chiquitos,
número dos, por favor” It will not cost more than $50pesos.

TAP WATER
San Miguel is a World Heritage site and the city water is filtered and safe. Remember to drink plenty of water here at high altitude, (6,500’). It will really help to avoid altitude headaches.

MONEY
You can exchange US currency at the local INTERCAM in one of the corners of the Main Plaza, or you can go to an ATM for cash. Cash is KING here, and you can often get a discount for paying with cash. Tipping is 15 – 20% and always appreciated.

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Below is our extensive 6 chapter San Miguel de Allende City Guide that we put together for your enjoyment:

HISTORY & CITYSCAPE

Situated right in the center of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende’s biggest claim to fame is the role its namesake played in the war for Mexican independence from Spain. But long before that, Spain established an outpost of the Catholic Church here, and when silver was discovered nearby, the town prospered as an important hub on the Silver Trail. The Mexican government recognized its architectural importance in 1926, and it was decreed a World Heritage Site in 2008 by the United Nations, forever preserving its romantic, Spanish colonial glory.  Indeed our San Miguel de Allende vacation rental located in the heart of historic San Miguel is a great starting point for an historical tour.

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SHOPPING

Shopping Downtown San Miguel

Our luxurious San Miguel de Allende vacation rental is right in the middle of the action.  You can scarcely walk a cobblestoned block without running into a stylish boutique or a shop brimming with carnival-colored folk art– in fact, you’re likely to run into quite a few. That’s one of the reasons why big spenders and bargain hunters come from all over Mexico and North America to take advantage of the town’s legendary shopping. Start in the Artisan’s Market for a crash course in the arts and crafts of Mexico and then take your time browsing shops that showcase the work of Mexico’s best jewelry, fashion and houseware designers.

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CULINARY

Restaurants San Miguel

The cuisine is infused with classic Mexican flavors like cumin, chili powder and cinnamon, but new spins on old favorites bring in additional flavors and take advantage of the region’s plentiful agricultural bounty. Chefs here play to tradition in all its definitions– the traditional fine cooking techniques learned in top culinary schools and kitchens around the world together with the traditions passed along in local grandmothers’ kitchens.  While staying at our San Miguel de Allende vacation rental, you will get a deeper

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ART

Art in San Miguel

Some say it’s the quality of the light that makes the town so attractive to artists, others its historic beauty and two venerable art institutes, but whatever the case, artists have flocked here for decades to study, live and work. Art-loving out-of-towners come here to admire and collect, or visit the astonishing number of private galleries – at last count there were more than 100. Creativity has gone viral in this colonial town and visitors, as well as artists, are among the beneficiaries.  Our centrally located San Miguel de Allende vacation rental offers a unique opportunity to peruse the many outstanding galleries and shops here in the city center.

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ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS

Activities San Miguel

There’s plenty to keep you busy in town for weeks, but when you’ve had your fill of wandering the picturesque streets poking into the shops and enjoying the restaurants, it’s time to dig deeper or get out of town to explore further. Culture buffs can attend classical, jazz and opera concerts throughout the year; top-chef wannabes can learn to whip up Mexico’s signature dishes; and thrill seekers can take dawn hot air balloon rides, ATV excursions or guided horseback and bicycles tours throughout the region. Visits to one of the area’s natural hot springs or to 6th-century pyramids are among the many other options.  All of this can be arranged with our two excellent concierges in our San Miguel de Allende vacation rental.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

If there was a prize for Mexico’s best festival-throwing town, San Miguel’s streets would be paved in gold medals. Religious festivals like Day of the Dead and Easter are both meaningful and celebratory with parades, processions, decorations and fireworks. And the fireworks! Loud, and spectacular, they seem to be a town signature and just about every weekend there is something to celebrate, whether it’s a wedding or a Saint’s day. June’s Parade of the Locos might be the most flamboyant celebration of all, where groups of locals dress up in crazy homemade costumes and brass bands play. Food and music festivals take place throughout the year, and Mexican Independence Day in September and New Years Eve can be counted on for the most elaborate fireworks shows of the year. Every Cultural event located just steps from our San Miguel de Allende vacation rental.

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