San Miguel de Allende is a colonial city located in Central Mexico Founded in the 16th century, San Miguel is rich in history and architecture. In the middle of the 20th century, its exquisite Baroque style was “discovered” by foreign artists and writers, who adopted San Miguel, and chose it as their retirement home. One of them, Stirling Dickenson, established a recognized arts academy that attracted many Americans, especially U.S. veterans from the Second World War, prompting the town’s cultural reputation and a growing ex-pat community. Famous Mexican muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, moved to San Miguel and taught painting at the Escuela de Bellas Artes. For over half a century, San Miguel de Allende has been widely known as an American enclave in Mexico, visit San Miguel and discover what is so alluring about this magical town. Villa Experience has the best vacation rentals for you, either long term or short term, we have the most complete selection of luxury vacation houses, holiday homes, and rental condos, in the best areas of San Miguel de Allende, including Centro, Los Balcones, El Secreto, Guadiana, Atascadero, Ojo de Agua, Privada del Sol, San Antonio, and Atotonilco.
Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008, San Miguel de Allende and the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco, embody the best of the Mexican Baroque architectural style and played an important role in Mexico’s struggle for independence. Its cobblestone streets are filled with history and pride; while the mix of Spanish architecture with Mexican culture, and the influential American community, has given the place a distinctive flair reminiscent of that other cultural hub of Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico. San Miguel de Allende might be the most colonial of Mexican towns, but also the most sophisticated. Villa Experience offers a wide variety of hacienda style properties with the most refined Mexican style décor, luxury living, and great amenities. Book online the best luxurious mountains view villas, short term rentals, exclusive apartments, private holiday houses in gated communities, luxury five star hotels, pet friendly hotels, boutique hotels, and budget hotels in the most exclusive zones of San Miguel de Allende and Atotonilco, such as Privada del Sol, Los Balcones, Guadiana, San Antonio, and Centro.
Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Madre mountains, but a deliciously warm climate, San Miguel is a vibrant, cultural town, with plenty of historical sites and endless activities. The current parish church of San Miguel is La Parroquia, built in the 17th century it is said to be one of the most photographed churches in Mexico. The current façade was built by an indigenous bricklayer who took inspiration from lithographs of Gothic churches in Europe. On the other hand, the Sanctuary of Atotonilco has been called the “Sistine Chapel of Mexico”. The “Sanmiguelada” is a replica of Spain’s “Pamplonada”, a festival where bulls are released and run free through the streets. The charm of San Miguel can be felt at any corner, or in any of its multiple restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, art galleries, and museums. Enjoy the best of San Miguel de Allende booking online the best hotel deals and hotel and flight packages with Villa Experience and get the best discount rates on vacation rental homes, vacation apartments, condominium rentals, vacation villas, luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget friendly hotels, and car rentals in San Miguel de Allende and Atotonilco.