Recently featured in Travel+Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2016, San Miguel de Allende, with its colonial charm and history, has earned the top spot as the “#1 City in Mexico and Central and South America” and ranked #3 in the category of “World’s Best City.” Similar awards given by popular travel sites like Food and Wine, Travel +Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler have boosted awareness internationally of this magical city. San Miguel de Allende is continually gaining the prestige of long popular global destinations such as Florence and Barcelona.
“It is an honor for San Miguel de Allende to be recognized by the readers of an influential magazine such as Travel + Leisure,” said Ricardo Villarreal, Mayor of San Miguel de Allende. “We accept it on behalf of a city and its citizens who welcome all its visitors with open arms and strive to provide a unique one-of-a-kind destination in Mexico and Latin America.”
Located in the state of Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende has captivated those who have visited the vibrant city for decades. So much so that hundreds of expats from all over the world have come to call it their home – a fact that comes as no surprise when you stroll along the colorful, cobblestone streets where the town’s rich culture and history seems to be etched into the every wall and street corner. Spend the days exploring the UNESCO heritage listed colonial center and finish in the main square, Jardín Principal, where live musical performances are commonplace. Indulge in fine wine and dining among colorful rooftops that line the city center, and relax at luxury boutique hotels for the optimal enjoyment of this historic and enchanting city.
In recent years San Miguel de Allende has become a well-known tourist destination and gained recognition for to its beautiful colonial architecture, the cultural celebrations, numerous options for 5-star dining, and diverse art scene. San Miguel de Allende offers something for all visitors to engage in and has us all thinking Viva Mexico!
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