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A visit to San Miguel de Allende

This summer I visited ciudad de Mexico and decided to do a detour to San Miguel de Allende a beautiful city of the colonial era.

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North AmericaMexico1 day / July 2021

Highs & Lows

Beautiful city of the colonial era, filled with architecture, art and culture.

Four hours trip, missed the thermals because i didn't pack a swimsuit

Itinerary Overview

This summer I visited ciudad de Mexico and decided to do a detour to San Miguel de Allende. We rented a car and started driving at 4am since it is a 4-hour long drive. When we arrived, we went to hour hotel called Pila Seca which was spacious and pretty, we only stayed 1 night. The hotel was very close to the central plaza, so we walked there and saw the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. The cathedral is very beautiful and is surrounded by shops in which you can buy handcrafts. We walked around for a bit and visited other cathedrals nearby. Then we walked to the Rosewood hotel, which is beautiful, if you can afford it, I recommend you stay there. We went to the rooftop in which there is an incredible view of the city and we stayed there to have drink and watch the sunset. The food and drinks of the rosewood hotel were excellent.

The next day we had brunch and catch the local tram that would give us a tour. The tram takes you to the top of San Miguel de Allende while it narrates the story of the city and then takes you to a shop where you can taste some of the city’s popular food and drinks like mezcal and chocolates. Then it takes you back to the plaza. After that we went back to the rosewood hotel (it really is amazing) and had lunch there. Then we checked out of our hotel and drove to the Fabrica La Aurora an old textile fabric which is now home of many art galleries. Then we drove back to Mexico city.


  • 1 Night: San Miguel de Allende
    a must when visiting mexico
  • Day trip: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
    beautiful hotel and perfect view of the city
  • Day trip: Fabrica la Aurora
    a must when visiting San miguel de Allende, specially for art lovers

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    i would have loved to stay at the rosewood hotel and regret not bringing a swimsuit

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    no, everything was good

  • How was the food?

    Rosewood Hotel Rooftop

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    bring a swimsuit and just do two days, also rent a car

  • Packing tips?

    swimsuits if you wish to visit the thermals

  • Transportation Tips?

    rent a car if you can

  • Any surprises?

    no, very beautiful city

  • Booking details?

    our hotel was Pila Seca 11