How (and why) do we love San Miguel de Allende? Let us count the ways.
Way up in the central highlands of Mexico sits a little jewel of a town. San Miguel de Allende — a colonial-era city defined by bright colors, Baroque architecture, and bohemian spirit — has been inspiring love letters from visitors and expats since the turn of the last century. And more recently — just this year — it made our list of the top 10 travel destinations in the world.
The UNESCO World Heritage site is irresistible to romantics, who delight in wandering its winding cobblestone streets, tucking into its cool, quiet courtyards, and making a temporary home of its handsome boutique hotels. San Miguel de Allende may have Mexican colonial charm for days, but it doesn’t feel like a world lost to the past. It’s very much alive with an energy as vibrant as its painted stucco facades. How (and why) do we love San Miguel de Allende? Let us count the ways.
1. The swoon-inducing architecture.