Sights & Attractions in San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland

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Name Category Location
 
Alhóndiga de Granaditas
Previously this 18th-century grain-storage facility served as...
Museums / Galleries Guanajuato
 
Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato
Painted in a striking yellow, the Basílica is an 18th-century...
Religious Sites Guanajuato
 
Bellas Artes
Once the Royal Convent of the Conception, this impressive cloister...
Educational Institutions San Miguel de Allende
 
Biblioteca Pública
Within the library's walls are a lovely courtyard café, the offices...
Libraries San Miguel de Allende
 
Biblioteca Pública Gertrudis Bocanegra
Juan O'Gorman painted a vast mural depicting the history of the...
Libraries Pátzcuaro
 
Casa de Ecala
Long ago, as the story goes, the palace's 18th-century owner...
Government Buildings Querétaro
 
Casa de Ignacio Allende
Constructed in 1764, this house is the birthplace of Ignacio...
Museums / Galleries San Miguel de Allende
 
Casa de las Artesanías del Estado de Michoacán
In the 16th century, Vasco de Quiroga, the bishop of Michoacán...
Stores / Malls Morelia
 
Casa Museo de Morelos
What is now a two-story museum was acquired in 1801 by José María...
Museums / Galleries Morelia
 
Catedral
Morelia's cathedral is a majestic structure built between 1640...
Religious Sites Morelia
 
Catedral de Zacatecas
This is one of Mexico's finest interpretations of baroque style...
Religious Sites Zacatecas
 
Cerro de la Bufa
Pancho Villa's definitive battle against dictator Victoriano...
Military Sites Zacatecas
 
El Charco del Ingenio
San Miguel's botanical garden has an extensive collection of...
Gardens / Arboretums San Miguel de Allende
 
El Jardín
San Miguel's heart, the plaza commonly known as El Jardín (the...
Squares San Miguel de Allende
 
El Pípila
A half-hour climb or short funicular ride from downtown is this...
Memorials / Monuments Guanajuato
 
Fuente de Neptuno
Renowned Mexican architect and Bajío native Eduardo Tresguerras...
Fountains Querétaro
 
Iglesia de la Concepción
Just behind the Bellas Artes cultural center is this church...
Religious Sites San Miguel de Allende
 
Iglesia de San Francisco
This church has one of Guanajuato State's finest churrigueresque...
Religious Sites San Miguel de Allende
 
Instituto Allende
Since the school's founding in 1951, thousands of students from...
Educational Institutions San Miguel de Allende
 
Jardín de la Corregidora
This plaza is prominently marked by a statue of its namesake...
Squares Querétaro
 
Jardín de la Unión
Guanajuato's central square is a tree-lined, wedge-shaped plaza...
Squares Guanajuato
 
La Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Salud
Vasco de Quiroga began this church in 1554, and throughout the...
Religious Sites Pátzcuaro
 
La Casa de los 11 Patios
A maze of shops featuring Purépecha handiwork is housed in this...
Religious Sites Pátzcuaro
 
La Valenciana
Officially called La Iglesia de San Cayetano and a 15-minute...
Religious Sites Guanajuato
 
Lake Pátzcuaro
The tranquil shores of Lake Pátzcuaro are a 10-minute cab ride...
Religious Sites Pátzcuaro
 
Lavaderos Públicos
This collection of red concrete tubs above Parque Benito Juárez...
Squares San Miguel de Allende
 
Mercado de Dulces
If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss Morelia's candy market...
Markets / Bazaars Morelia
 
Mercado Hidalgo
Don't miss this 1910 cast-iron-and-glass structure, designed...
Markets / Bazaars Guanajuato
 
Mina El Edén
From 1586 until 1960 this mine supplied Zacatecas with most of...
Mines Zacatecas
 
Museo Casa Diego Rivera
The birthplace of Diego Rivera contains family portraits, furniture...
Museums / Galleries Guanajuato
 
Museo Casa Natal de Morelos
José María Morelos's birthplace is now a national monument and...
Museums / Galleries Morelia
 
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
On a lovely property a stone's throw from both the aqueduct and...
Museums / Galleries Morelia
 
Museo de Arte de Querétaro
Focusing on European and Mexican artworks, this baroque 18th-century...
Museums / Galleries Querétaro
 
Museo de Artes Populares
The 16th-century home of the Colegio de San Nicolás Obispo now...
Museums / Galleries Pátzcuaro
 
Museo de las Momias
Mummified human corpses—once buried in the municipal cemetery...
Museums / Galleries Guanajuato
 
Museo del Estado
Across from a small plaza with statues of Bishop Vasco de Quiroga...
Museums / Galleries Morelia
 
Museo Iconográfico del Quijote
During his imprisonment in a Spanish concentration camp in the...
Museums / Galleries Guanajuato
 
Museo Pedro Coronel
Originally a Jesuit monastery, this building was used as a jail...
Museums / Galleries Zacatecas
 
Museo Rafael Coronel
Concealed by the Ex-Convento de San Francisco's mellow, pink...
Museums / Galleries Zacatecas
 
Museo Regional de Querétaro
This bright yellow 17th-century Franciscan monastery displays...
Museums / Galleries Querétaro
 
Museo Regional Michoacano
Formerly an 18th-century palace, the museum traces Mexico's history...
Museums / Galleries Morelia
 
Palacio de Gobierno
Notable graduates of this former Tridentine seminary, built in...
Government Buildings Morelia
 
Palacio de la Mala Noche
Across from the downtown plaza is a national monument: two 18th-century...
Castles / Palaces Zacatecas
 
Palacio del Gobierno
The Governor's Palace is an 18th-century mansion with verdant...
Government Buildings Zacatecas
 
Palacio del Gobierno del Estado
Dubbed La Casa de la Corregidora, this building now houses the...
Government Buildings Querétaro
 
Parque Zoológico Benito Juárez
This is the largest zoo in Mexico, with more than 3,800 wild...
Zoos / Aquariums Morelia
 
Plaza Bocanegra
The smaller of the city's two squares (it's also called Plaza...
Squares Pátzcuaro
 
Plaza de Armas
During the War of Independence, several rebel priests were brutally...
Squares Morelia
 
Plaza de la Independencia
Also known as Plaza de Armas, this immaculate square is bordered...
Squares Querétaro
 
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
A tranquil courtyard girded by towering, century-old ash and...
Squares Pátzcuaro
 
Teatro Juárez
Adorned with bronze lion sculptures and a line of large Greek...
Arts / Performance Venues Guanajuato
 
Teleférico
The only cable car in the world to cross an entire city, the...
Transportation Sites Zacatecas
 
Templo de la Compañía
Michoacán's first cathedral was begun in 1540 by order of Vasco...
Religious Sites Pátzcuaro
 
Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo
This ex-convent constructed from 1727 to 1752 and attributed...
Religious Sites Querétaro
 
Templo de Santo Domingo
This 18th-century Jesuit church has an ornamented facade and...
Religious Sites Zacatecas
 
Universidad de Guanajuato
Founded in 1732, the university was formerly a Jesuit seminary...
Educational Institutions Guanajuato
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