San Miguel de Allende: The World’s Best City

Posted: October 23, 2013

Author: Jessica S.

In case you haven’t heard yet,  San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato is the place to be right now. Set in Mexico’s Colonial Heartland,  the quaint UNESCO World Heritage City is a thriving center for art, culture, and history. The streets are composed of well-preserved buildings that have become home to various art institutions and galleries over the past 60 years and beautiful cathedrals and restaurants serve as the perfect backdrop for the many live music and arts events that visitors are likely to encounter.

With that said, it comes as no surprise that readers of Condé Nast Traveler selected San Miguel Allende as the number one city in the world for 2013 (up 10 spots from last year). The magazine said that this year’s 26th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards was the most comprehensive ever with 1.3 million votes! Budapest, Hungary and Florence, Italy were named the second and third spots respectively on the list.

Luxury hotel in San Miguel Allende Guanajuato

Conde Nast Traveler wrote, “San Miguel de Allende nabbed the No. 1 spot thanks to its ‘great atmosphere, excellent restaurants, culture and ambiance galore.’ The ‘lack of street lights and billboard’s makes the region romantically and historically beautiful, and the city itself offers a ‘traditional feeling of a small town in the heart of Mexico’.” “An amazing place to be.” To view the whole list, click here.

For more information on San  Miguel de Allende and how you can visit the best city in the world, see the following links:

Guanajuato and San Miguel Allende Tour   |   UNESCO World Heritage Cities Tour   |   Colonial Mexico Trip: Exploring The Heartland

Wellness and Spa in San Miguel de Allende   |   Dia de los Muertos en San Miguel de Allende   |    The Best San Miguel de Allende Vacation Rentals   |   New Culinary Era in San Miguel de Allende

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5 Responses to “San Miguel de Allende: The World’s Best City”

  1. John Scherber

    Living there as I do, I know these ratings come and go. My new book on the expat experience, LIVING IN SAN MIGUEL: THE HEART OF THE MATTER, offers an intimate look at issues everyone thinking about settling in this historic town must consider. Health care, cost of living, crime, housing, and many others are answered with frankness and insight. Available in print, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iTunes formats. There’s a sample on my website.

    http://www.sanmiguelallendebooks.com/livinginsanmiguel.html

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