San Miguel de Allende, Un regalo de México para el mundo!
All we can say after this trip is…
Viva Mexico Cabrones!
You gotta visit Mexico during the week of its national holidays. Anytime of the year is fine too, but September is the best.
Why did we decide to visit San Miguel de Allende? There are many reasons, but one, in particular, is that in the state of Guanajuato, was where the revolution toward the independence of Mexico against Spain was unleashed.
General Ignacio Allende, originally from this beautiful town, joined Father Miguel Hidalgo in his struggle to achieve independence, that is why this beautiful place was called the Forge of Mexican Independence.
San Miguel de Allende was part of one of the Magical Towns and was also one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Mexico. Not only do we say it, UNESCO says it, which declared it a World Heritage Site. This raised San Miguel de Allende to another level, leaving behind the title of “magical town” to become “UNESCO World Heritage City” Well, that and the part that is filled with retired Americans and Canadians.
Ready to enjoy the fascinating streets of San Miguel de Allende? let’s get immers3d!
Independence day, entering the town of San Miguel de Allende.
The parade is a tradition of the day of independence in the towns of the state of Guanajuato. It symbolizes the start of the independence celebrations.
Traditional symbolic race during Mexico’s Independence day!
Another tradition that the inhabitants of San Miguel de Allende do is the traditional symbolic race. That it is about running with the torch that symbolizes the famous message from the mayor to General Ignacio Allende. This message announced to the General that the independence conspiracy had been discovered.
“El Mirador de San Miguel de Allende”
Panoramic View of San Miguel de Allende -The little town with a huge personality-
Pedos de Monja (Nun’s fart)
Yes, possibly, like us, you have asked yourself the following questions:
What are they? what do they taste like? And, above all: what do they smell like?
Although the name refers to an unpleasant aroma, you should know that nun farts are delicious! But let’s talk a little about its origin: legend has it that it is the creation of an Italian chef who was in Catalonia, who baptized the sponge cake as “petto di Monja (that is, nun’s breast). Catalans “failed” their pronunciation a bit, changing the Italian petto, for pedo (fart).
On the other hand, the people of Queretaro have a different version of its origin: it is said that this dessert belongs to the conventual cuisine of New Spain, and it was the bread that, when baked, crunched, and that is why they were called nun farts.
Keep the version you’ll like.
Addicted to sweets? The best and richest candies in Mexico are in Guanajuato.
If you have no idea which ones you should taste, start this sweet tour. In addition to the fact that “El Grito” de Independencia took place in this Magical Town, you can find ice creams of all flavors. There is from honey, fruits, and avocado, to mole, pork rinds, beer, gansito, nopal, and octopus! The must-sees are garambullo and borrachita.
The facades of the doors of San Miguel de Allende are adorned with dried flower arrangements.
In San Miguel de Allende it is not allowed to place flashy signs, so many businesses adorn their door frames to indicate that their establishment is a business.
In addition, there have to be 8 strips that are placed on the doors. Why 8? Because each ribbon represents each day of the week with an extra one for good luck.
Some American retirees go to Florida to die, and those who want to live come to San Miguel de Allende.
More than 10,000 American retirees have their homes, permanent or winter, in this Mexican town that has a total of 80,000 inhabitants.
Teatro Angela Peralta celebrates 149 years.
Ok, just to be clear, the lady in the picture is not Angela Peralta. She is just a sweet little old lady resident of SMA.
Located in Mesones 82, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., México
This theater was built to honor the great Mexican soprano, Angela Peralta, a global opera star from 100 years ago.
The emblematic classic building is where concerts, dance shows, and plays are presented.
Hotel Petra San Miguel de Allende
Calle del Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias 47, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., México
Hotel Petra is located in the downtown area of San Miguel de Allende. Angela Peralta Theater and Esquina Mexican Popular Toy Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area’s landmarks include Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal and Ignacio Ramirez’s “El Nigromante” Cultural Center.
Located in a restored 19th-century residential property on a quiet cobblestone street, this quiet hotel is 2 km from Federal Highway 111 and a 6-minute walk from the parish of San Miguel Arcángel.
Hotel Petra awaits you with high-quality services, such as a terrace, garden, and laundry. You will have free Wi-Fi in the rooms.
These are some more of the services in this guest house:
Luggage storage, safe deposit box at the reception, and assistance for buying tours or tickets
Customers positively highlight aspects such as the attention of the staff
The climate in San Miguel de Allende is warm throughout the year.
The dry season lasts from November to April and the nights can be cold. Rains are also common in July and August, but it is the best time to visit the city at cheaper prices. The average annual temperature is 67 degrees.
All rooms at Hotel Petra have amenities, such as free Wi-Fi.
Other services you will also find include: Heating and portable fans, bathrooms with showers, and televisions with cable channels
Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico
This impressive building has been an institute for the study of music, dance, and the visual arts since 1938. Renovated over several years, it has an auditorium, bookstore-giftshop, and salons for rotating art exhibits. Cultural events are listed on a bulletin board at the entrance.
The center celebrated the national holidays with a selection of arts and crafts for all tastes. From September 15 to 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission was free.
The Church of the Immaculate Conception has a valuable collection, the work of renowned New Spain painters of the 18th century.
It is the headquarters of the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center, where drawing, music, painting and theater courses are taught, located on Calle Canal Esquina Quebrada, downtown.
Oh, look! This door has perfect Immers3d Keyhole!
The history that protects Guanajuato, the state that saw the birth of the country as we know it, makes its typical sweets contain a unique essence and identity.
Downtown San Miguel de Allende and Metropolitan Area.
This area is lined with historic homes featuring beautiful courtyards. These buildings house trendy design stores, art galleries, and fine restaurants.
The famous parish “San Miguel Arcangel”
This parish is the most representative icon of San Miguel de Allende. It can’t go unnoticed. This work began in 1555 under the supervision of Tata Vasco and ended in 1649 with Seferino Gutierrez. So it took almost a century to finish it but the ending was spectacular.
Parish of San Miguel Arcangel
It is located right in the heart of San Miguel de Allende and from the viewpoint it is the building that stands out the most towards the horizon. That is why it is the most important symbol of the city. Its style is neo-Gothic and its chapel was designed by Francisco Tresguerras in 1786.
The town founder’s statute, Fray Juan de San Miguel.
Fray Juan de San Miguel established schools of literature and music. He taught the arts to the indigenous people and bravely defended them from the oppression of the conquerors. He also, manage to fund twenty hospitals in the region to save the natives from the plagues that occurred and devastated the towns.
Archangel San Miguel Altar
Learn more about the history of this Church.
Recreo and the Old Mercado Aldama
All stores are found in historic, elegant buildings and homes. This is probably the best part of the town to take memorable pictures.
Live the experience and have your special day in an XVIII-century mansion in the heart of the city of San Miguel de Allende
There are many design stores for furniture, accessories, and fashion on every corner of San Miguel de Allende streets
Almost 10% of the habitants are of foreign origin, mainly from Canada and the United States, in addition to some Italians, Swiss, English, French, among others.
Mexico dresses in independence by decorating its streets and portals with the colors green, white, and red.
San Miguel de Allende “da el Grito” celebrates its history and culture with joy
In San Miguel de Allende, you can step out of the hustle and bustle and into your secluded haven were courtyards and Mexican cuisine blend to deliver unrelenting charm. Delicious, in every sense of the word.
Restaurante Bungabilias was founded in 1945 in San Miguel de Allende.
This gastronomic jewel is located in a courtyard and is one of the oldest restaurants in San Miguel de Allende. We decided to eat there because, with so many years in service, we thought- this restaurant must be very good so we went, and believe us, we do not regret it.
Mini Sopes Surtidos
Tostada de Camarón
Taco de Camarón
The yellow wall of the Bellas Artes building David Kestenbaum’s Iron Bull statue.
No worries, no animal was harmed during the taking of this picture. And yes, the bull is over 21 years old, we checked the ID!
Los Viñedos de San Francisco experience San Miguel de Allende
Immers3d Magazine decided to celebrate the night of “el Grito” (the shout) at the restaurant located in Hotel Los Viñedos de San Francisco. A 5-star Spa Hotel.
The Viñedos offer, aside from the lodging, tours of the vineyards and tastings of their wines. These routes with tree-lined country roads offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Viñedos de San Francisco is also a high-end real estate development.
The evening event offered a 4-course menu, mariachi, and wine pairing
Let’s start celebrating with Traditional and Authentic Margaritas!
Experts say the best way to start a night of independence in Mexico is with some good margaritas.
Rollo de Chile in Nogada paired with Wine Santisima Trinidad. Which is a blend of Chardonnay, Macabeo, and Moscatel grapes.
Second Course, Grilled Salmon, marinated with Mexican herbs, topped with Quelites al Mezcal and Chipotle sauce. This meal was paired with Rose Wine, Santisima Trinidad. A blend of Caladoc and Tempranillo grapes.
As for the main course, Filet Mignon with Mole Custard is served with mint wild rice and vegetables. We paired this dish with Santisima Trinidad Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
The atmosphere was slowly warming up. Families and large groups were there to celebrate. Soon the musicians arrived and the party began. But do not think that people shouted and danced like crazy, on the contrary, people celebrated with elegance and harmony.
If you want to enjoy Mexico, where its national pride shines in its streets and fills it with the colors of the country.
Where White, Green, and Red are manifested with love from all its citizens.
Then come in September.
You will fall in love with the San Miguel de Allende. You will brag about their good food and you will be addicted to their margaritas. They will probably pamper you so much that you will never want to leave.
Hey, you have been warned.
Viva Mexico Cabrones!
With love, Gabriel Castellanos and Venessa Drai