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San Miguel Allende: Where Colonial Times Are Still Reality!

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San Miguel de Allende is located in the mountainous area of Central Mexico. It is part of El Bajio and the state of Guanajuato. San Miguel Allende is relatively plain although it is over 3,000 mts altitude and is surrounded by mountains. San Miguel was founded in 1542 by a Franciscan monk.

Widely known for the colonial architecture that dominates the scenery. Most streets are decorated with stones, quarry and paving stones. So, if you are planning to visit this wonderful place, you’d better prepare a pair of snickers!

Transportation is quite easy to find in San Miguel Allende. If you choose to travel by taxi, you must know that the first kilometer is charged with a rate of US$1.50. If you call a cab to pick you up at a specific place, then you will need to pay double rate. Moreover, after 9pm, the rates are increased in a 20% basis. Urban buses are also a very good option. They move to a number of different places from downtown. The price of the bus ticket is US$0.50 and they are available from 6am until 10pm.

During the months of March through May, temperatures can reach 33°C during the day. In the afternoon, temperatures can be at 15°C. Therefore, it is always good to take your jacket with you. Rainy season begins around the first week of June, and it will usually end approximately in mid-October. If it rains, do not feel disappointed, they are only nice cold days that fulfill the landscape with beautiful flowers and green grass. A beautiful way to enjoy the wonders San Miguel Allende offers!

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