With a rich history dating back to the 16th century, San Miguel de Allende is a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved (and romantic) historic city center. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Madres, this city has dramatic mountain sunsets and a sophisticated food and cultural scene. When wandering the cobbled streets, stop by the Parroquia de San Miguel Archangel, a gothic cathedral inspired by Gaudi’s work in Barcelona. Horseback riding nearby guarantees a stunning vista, and be sure to check out the Mask Museum with a collection of beautifully-displayed headdresses and masks.
Same-sex marriage is not currently legal in San Miguel de Allende. Mexico City is the only Mexican state where same-sex marriage is currently legal. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional information.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Mexico. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of Mexico, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The peso is the currency of Mexico, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
The area around the city has a semi-desert climate. The rainy season begins in June and lasts until the middle of October. The temperature is usually 70-80 degrees F and cools down drastically at night.
Located in central Mexico, there are no beaches nearby.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
San Miguel de Allende offers plenty of outdoor adventures in the surrounding Sierra Madre foothills, including horseback riding, mountain biking, and rock climbing. In the city, most visitors wander the historic city center, with striking architectural gems like Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Thanks to a large population of ex-pats, there are also a number of boutique spas and restaurants in the city that cater to travelers.
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