The city of San Miguel de Allende is located 274 kilometers from Mexico City and 97 kilometers from Guanajuato.
The city of San Miguel El Grande, currently San Miguel de Allende, was founded in 1542 by Friar Juan de San Miguel over 7 ravines inhabited by Guayules and Otomi Indians.
Its growth and splendor is due to the transit of travelers who headed towards the rich mines of Guanajuato, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi. The city was a key point between Dolores Hidalgo and Queretaro for the Constituent Congress ordered its name to be changed to San Miguel de Allende and conceded to it category of city.
San Miguel de Allende is a cosmopolitan and picturesque colonial-styled city internationally renowned.
The beauty of its architecture and its warm environment has made it an important tourism attraction in the country. San Miguel de Allende is a natural shelter and a cultural center visited by talented writers and artists from the country and abroad.
Its splendid weather and delicious gastronomy rages from the typical Mexican dishes to the most sophisticated French cuisine, a variety that makers this destination the ideal place for travelers from all nations.
At night, San Miguel de Allende become an entertainment center where visitors enjoy diners next to candle lights while listening to live music and dance to it until dawn.