Vive la Navidad en San Miguel de Allende
The reasons why news networks like CNN name San Miguel de Allende one of the most Christmassy places in the world, along with destinations like Canada, is due to the magic that is breathed in its streets thanks to the infinity of decorations , Christmas carols, pastorelas, inns and cultural or entertainment events that are organized in this picturesque town.
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This incredible UNESCO World Heritage city, has a wealth concentrated in the great churches, its well-preserved architecture and large public squares that have a very peculiar touch of romanticism and old world charm.
For this year, you have time to launch and celebrate! The festivities that started in early December with the lighting of the Christmas tree, end with a massive concert until the last bell of December 31, 2016.
In areas such as the Civic Plaza, concerts, Christmas carols will be held, punch will be offered and public inns will be organized in the Main Garden. Detailing a little its program of activities, on Thursday December 22 at the Angela Peralta Theater the concert of the International Jazz and Blues Festival will be presented; On Friday, December 23, a tour of houses and gardens will depart from the Public Library; On Wednesday 28 at the Angela Peralta Theater there will be an event called El Sabor de Cuba and on Thursday 29 at Instituto Allende they will have a craft fair with music, food, crafts and lots of family fun, among many other activities.
Restaurants such as Hank’s New Orleans Café & Oyster Bar, will have Christmas and New Year’s Eve nights with special menus that include Mexican and international dishes such as sweet potato cream, coconut shrimp in pineapple sauce, fillet with morel sauce, among others. My mouth is watering already!
Tip: if you want to give the shout to start with the end of the year, welcome 2017 at the famous Rosewood hotel with the theme “Las Vegas”
What to do in San Miguel de Allende?
-Flight in San Miguel de Allende: The meeting point is at 6 am in the center of San Miguel from where you depart to the balloon port. What is different about this flight is that you see from another perspective the historical buildings of this beautiful colonial city. Its enclosures with Gothic touches stand out among the greenery of its parks and from there, you can see in miniature the Parish of San Miguel with its imposing neo-Gothic appearance and the Main Garden full of laurels. When you descend you can choose to drive ATVs or ride horses through its alleys.
-Visit the Temple of Our Lady of Health: in this place the oldest bell of this heritage city is preserved.
-Come around the El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden: in this ecological reserve of almost 67 hectares, about 1,300 species of cacti are exhibited, some in danger of extinction.
-San Agustín Restaurant: you can not miss the cold with delicious churros and hot chocolate from this traditional place, owned by the well-known actress Margarita Gralia.
Tip: if you want a souvenir, head to the well-known craft market on the Lucas Balderas walker and buy yourself a typical brass heart.
Travelers, do not hesitate to get away to this destination and walk through its cobbled streets while you drink punch, observe the lights that adorn its historical buildings and enjoy inns with a lot of spirit.