Founded in 1542, San Miguel de Allende is located 160 miles north of Mexico City.
During the colonial era, San Miguel, then called San Miguel El Grande, was the wealthiest town in silver-rich "new Spain" and became a centre of rebel activity during the struggle for Mexican independence. San Miguel de Allende was named a National Monument in 1926 by the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History, and later by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site.
The city enjoys a mild climate year round, cooling in the evenings, due to its altitude of 2,133 metres above sea level.
It is a charming town of steep cobbled streets and colonial buildings - best explored on foot or by soaking up the atmosphere in the main plaza.
Map of San Miguel de Allende
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Places near San Miguel de Allende
- Queretaro 32 miles away
- Guanajuato 34 miles away
- The Colonial Cities 47 miles away
- Morelia 89 miles away
- Mexico City & Around 147 miles away
- Teotihuacan 149 miles away
- Cuernavaca 170 miles away
- Taxco 180 miles away
- Puebla 211 miles away
- Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 233 miles away
- Puerto Vallarta 291 miles away