San Miguel de Allende lies in the highlands of central Mexico in the state of Guanajuato. The area is called The Bajío, a vast plateau of fertile soil and rolling hills. San Miguel is one of México’s prettiest colonial towns with cobblestone streets, 16th and 17th century architecture, pastel colors and beautiful old churches. A ring of foot hills in the distance provides and ideal backdrop for some of the best sunsets you will ever see any where. A bronze equestrian statue of General Allende that used to overlook the Mirador now stands on a high pedestal in the middle of the traffic circle at the entrance to town (across from Giante).
In July, 2000, the Mayor designated some streets around the jardìn to pedestrian walkways and free of cars, trucks and buses.