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San Miguel de Allende is a city and municipality located in the east of Guanajuato State of Mexico. San Miguel de Allende, which was awarded the world's most beautiful city by Travel + Leisure magazine, is one the most popular destinations visited by a great number of visitors from all over the world thanks to its cobblestone pavements, Spanish colonial style architecture and cuisine having specific tastes.

The city, which was built in 1542 as “San Miguel” by San Miguel El Grande, a priest from San Francisco, became a center during the Mexican war of independence and was renamed as San Miguel de Allende after Ignacio Allende who was the hero of the independence movement.

San Miguel, which is today a proclaimed World Heritage Site, attracts thousands of tourists and new residents from abroad every year. The city is also privately protected by the Mexican Government.

Various festivals are organized throughout the year in the city which can be easily travelled by walking. Jazz and Blues festival held in November and the Festival de Tìteres held in April are among the favorite festivals. In addition, the parade called “Lacos” and held in June is an interesting festival where people dress up like famous people and politicians.  

Visitors can discover the city better with activities such as relaxing in hot springs, do shopping in organic markets, bicycling around the city and trying different tastes in the world-famous restaurants of San Miguel de Allende. The center of San Miguel de Allende is famous for its churches and many national historic monuments. It is an unforgettable experience to learn the history of the city by analyzing the historical building. The closest airport to San Miguel de Allende is Del Bajio Airport which is located 95 kilometers away.

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