San Miguel de Allende rentals offer comfortable accommodation in this popular tourist destination. San Miguel de Allende was founded in 1542 and has a rich cultural history. There are a variety of ways to learn more about the town through festivals, lessons and tours.
Festivals offer a glimpse into local culture and facilitate an understanding of the region's traditions. At the end of July, an important film festival is held in San Miguel de Allende. Expression en Corto International Film festival showcases Mexican films. Entrance is free, and more than 400 films are screened in different venues. Interesting locations include films shown on the street and in a graveyard. This festival is internationally renowned and a must-see if you are in the area during July.
Semana Santa is held on Easter weekend, and this festival features colorful parades. Independence Day falls in September and is marked by celebrations. It is a good time to learn more about the local history. Music festivals are held throughout the year, showcasing both traditional and international music. January 21 is the birthday of General Ignacio Allende, and the ceremonies held to commemorate this occasion include bands and parades. On 24th, the pilgrims leave for San Juan de los Lagos amidst ceremonies held near the train station.
There are a variety of institutes which offer lessons on local culture. These lessons cover a range of topics including dancing, cooking, music and art. The hands-on lessons allow you to experience the culture yourself and participate in local traditional activities. Excursions offer insight into the local history and make learning more dynamic. For example, Spanish lessons facilitate communication with the local community. There are lessons available to suit all ages. Two institutes include Centro Bilingue and Language Point.
Historical and Religious Sites
Walking through the town there are numerous historical sites, and the beautiful architecture has inspired writers. San Miguel de Allende has been recognized as an historical site since 1930, and building restrictions have preserved the charm of the town. The Jardin is the city center and dates back to the 16th century. The area has been decorated by fountains, gardens and gazebos with the structures being remodeled over the years. San Miguel Arcangel was built in 1689, and you can see Baroque and neo-Gothic towers. This church is an internationally recognized landmark.
Religious sites are also a good place to learn about the beliefs of people living in San Miguel de Allende. Parraquia de San Miguel Arcangel, Las Monjas and Templo de Nuestra Senora de la Salud are important religious sites worth a visit. The Casa Ignacio Allende museum offers historical information
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