Known for its stunning colonial Spanish architecture, cobblestone streets, thriving arts community, and ideal climate, San Miguel de Allende is a magical city in the heart of Mexico.
Located in Guanajuato State in the Colonial heartland of the country, San Miguel de Allende is a historical town of incredible beauty, a destination for artists and adventurers from around the world. San Miguel de Allende was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2008 and a "Pueblo Magico” by the Mexican government.
Founded more than 450 years ago, San Miguel de Allende is named for both the monk Juan de San Miguel and General Ignacio Allende, a hero in Mexico’s War of Independence. San Miguel's unique and charming historic center features a central plaza, known as El Jardin, and the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, a 17th-century church whose pink spires are an anchoring point no matter where you are in the city.
San Miguel has consistently ranked among the top destinations in the world. Travel + Leisure Magazine named “Best City in the World” by Travel + Leisure Magazine in both 2017 and 2018. CBS News named San Miguel one of the 10 best places to retire overseas, and Conde Nast has listed it as the best small city in the world. It's no surprise that San Miguel de Allende has attracted visitors and residents looking for a special place to call home.
Visiting San Miguel? Enjoy the noted luxury hotels and fine restaurants.
Rosewood Hotel, Hotel Matilda, and Nena Hotel have been ranked in the top ten hotels in all of Mexico by Conde Nast Traveler. L’Hotel has been ranked the top boutique hotel in Mexico. The new Live Aqua Hotel is a luxury resort overlooking the reservoir. The Restaurant, Aperi, La Parada are just three of the plentiful gourmet restaurants. There is good food around every corner.
Cultural activities abound in San Miguel. The San Miguel Writers Conference, International Film Festival, International Music Festival, food festival, La Calaca, classical music, and opera are among the many cultural options available throughout the year.
Philanthropy is an important part of the lives of San Miguel residents, who are active in a variety of charitable causes. Feed the Hungry and Patronado Pro Ninos serve local youth. Casita Linda helps build homes for poor families, and the SPA helps care for the dogs and cats of San Miguel. There are countless other opportunities to contribute to the community.
Strolling the streets of San Miguel, you can't miss the lovely colors of the city's walls. Behind the reds, oranges, yellows, browns, and whites are some of the most beautiful homes in the world. Courtyards, gardens, and magnificently designed rooms are hidden just behind the simple, colorful facades and antique doors.
At Agave Sotheby’s International Realty, we can help you find the perfect home to enjoy the lifestyle for which San Miguel de Allende is famous: ideal year-round weather, a plethora of restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries, and fantastic cultural events. Simply walking through the town squares and along the cobblestone streets is a feast for the senses. Let us at Agave Sotheby’s International Realty help you explore San Miguel and find a home here for you.