Opened to the public in 2010 after years of excavation, this pre-Hispanic site, believed to have been constructed by the Otomí, peaked between AD 540 and...more
The Casa del Mayorazgo, one of San Miguel's grandest colonial palaces and the former home of the wealthy la Canal family, was completely restored in the 1980s...more
Just 25 miles north of San Miguel is the town of Dolores Hidalgo, where the first Mexican Revolution took place in 1810. These days, your first order of...more
Named for a brilliant-green spring-fed pool in a steep, narrow canyon, this 220-acre nature reserve on the city's outskirts contains outstanding species of...more
In the 18th century, Father Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro founded this sanctuary of six adjoining chapels as a retreat site for faithful pilgrims. Although it...more
It may seem as if every weekend welcomes another colorful fiesta in San Miguel, but it's in September that the city really goes loco. Mexico's Independence Day...more
This fascinating tour starts every Sunday around noon at the Biblioteca Pública in the city center. The tour began some 50 years ago and now has more than...more
Stirling Dickinson, one of the original incubators of San Miguel's art scene, helped form this art school in the 1940s in a rambling 18th-century summer home....more
Steam from natural hot springs rises above the countryside along the road to Dolores Hidalgo in an area dubbed Hot Springs Way (signs along the highway mark the...more
The pink, Gothic-style Parroquia is to the city what Gaudí's Sagrada Família is to Barcelona—an ecclesiastic edifice doubling as its...more
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