- HomeGet Started
- EatStart Exploring
- ContactWe’re Waiting
San Miguel de Allende was founded by the Spanish in 1541 and later became the first municipality declared independent of Spanish rule (during the Mexican War of Independence, 1810–1821). Prior to the Spanish arrival, the settlement was known as Izcuinapan—Place of Dogs.
She can appear in the most unexpected places. Hovering above doorways like your guardian angel. Slapped on a crate ready for shipping. Sewn on a jacket, perhaps over the heart. But most commonly you run into her on the street. Her name is Guadalupe.
“I came to Casablanca for the waters.” Rick was, of course being sarcastic, as Captain Renault points out in the next line, “The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.” And while San Miguel is technically surrounded by high desert, it does indeed have waters.
Need a bra or a power tool? No problem. Exotic fruit, fresh seafood, glorious flowers. Warm gorditas, made in front of you. Every kind of fresh juice (greens included) that you can think of. Fresh churros, organic honey, copal incense. The candies – the colors – the clothing. And the prices.