ABOUT SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO:
Nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains, 6,400 feet above sea level is the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. It is in the state of Guanajuato and is about 3.5 hours north west of Mexico City. San Miguel de Allende is rated one of the 10 top foreign travel destinations by Conde Naste Traveler Magazine and is considered one of the most beautiful places in Mexico. This is why this colonial town has been attracting artists and writers for decades. Founded in 1542, it was declared a national monument in 1926. Here, old churches tower over cobblestone streets, fountains; bougainvillea covered walls and enclosed courtyard gardens. The sound of church bells echo throughout the town and the Jardin (center square) is filled with music. Inspiration is all around, from the beautiful faces of the young and very old to the architecture. Breathtaking vistas and sunsets. The average daytime temperature in February is 74 degrees and usually blue skies every day. As though that wasn't enough San Miguel is filled with wonderful restaurants and offers many cultural activities from lectures, concerts to dancing, cooking lessons and the hot springs nearby. You don't even need to speak Spanish as English is spoken everywhere. San Miguel has inspired me for years and I want to share it with my students. Leon Airport is only 1.5 hours away and is recommended.
|San Miguel de Allende, (Photo: G. Gaskins)|