Travel By Fingertip...San Miguel de Allende

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Points of Interest in San Miguel de Allende

La Parroquia

Along with the El Jardin main plaza across the way, this ornate, gothic 19th century cathedral is the heart of San Miguel. Built from local pink sandstone and designed by a an indigenous self-taught architect. Open daily, 6am-9pm.

Casa de Ignacio Allende

Museum, gallery and former birthplace of the War of Independence hero. Closed Mon. Addr: Calle Cuna de Allende 1.

Instituto Allende

Renowned worldwide, a Liberal Arts school for credit and non-credit students both. Addr: Calle Ancha de San Antonio 20. Ph: 52 415/2-0190.

Belles Artes

Fine arts institute housed in a breathtakingly beautiful former convent. Addr: Calle Hernandez Macias 75. Ph: 415/2-0289.

Academia Hispano Americana

One of the country's best schools for learning Spanish on-site. Emphasis on Mexican literature, history, and culture. Lots of day trips. Small classes. Addr: Mesones 4, Apdo. Postal 150. Ph: 415 2-0349.

Parque Bonito Juarez

Five acre park and a secluded, romantic botanical world of its own. Addr: Calle Tenerias.