San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Alhóndiga de Granaditas

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Previously, this 18th-century grain-storage facility served as a jail under Emperor Maximilian and as a fortress during the War of Independence...

Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato

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Painted in a striking marigold yellow, the 18th-century Basílica dominates Plaza de la Paz. Inside is Mexico's oldest Christian statue:...

Bocamina de San Ramón

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A Valenciana mine near the church has one entrance at Bocamina de San Ramón, whose inexpensive tour you might call entry-level—you...

El Pípila

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A half-hour climb or short funicular ride from downtown is this statue of Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, a young miner and hero of...

Jardín de la Unión

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Guanajuato's central square is a tiny, tree-lined, wedge-shaped plaza bordered by pedestrian walkways. There are musical performances...

La Valenciana

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Officially called La Iglesia de San Cayetano—and a 15-minute trek from the city center—this is one of the best-known colonial churches...

Mercado Hidalgo

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It's a 10- or 15-minute walk from Jardín de la Union to see this 1910 structure of pink quarry stone, cast iron, and glass, designed...

Museo Casa Diego Rivera

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The birthplace of Diego Rivera contains family portraits, period furniture (late-19th- and early-20th-century pieces re-creating the...

Museo Iconográfico del Quijote

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During his imprisonment in a Spanish concentration camp in the 1930s, Spanish writer and journalist Eulalio Ferrer was so uplifted by...

Museo de las Momias

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Mummified human corpses—once buried in the adjacent municipal cemetery—are on display in this unique and fascinating museum at the...