Things to Do in Colonial Cities

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Historian Albert Coffee offers tours of the Cañada de la Virgen, a partially restored pyramid that's the most important pre-Hispanic site discovered in... Read More

Bici Burro is the premier mountain bike store in San Miguel and its owner, Alberto Martinez, leads fantastic bike tours throughout the countryside. His... Read More

There are very few tequilas in the league of Casa Dragones joven, very likely the best sipping tequila made. It is the pronounced favorite of world... Read More

The Casa de las Ranas and the Chapel of Jimmy Ray are the fanciful, psychedelic creations of the eccentric artist Anado McLaughlin and his husband... Read More

This ecological preserve and botanical garden—the largest of its kind in Mexico—is home to hundreds of rare and endangered species, cacti, and... Read More

This spa has a full range of treatments from mani-pedis to facials, massages, waxing, body wraps, micro-dermabrasion, chocolate body scrubs, and more.... Read More

It's worth a trek up the hill to see the toys owner Angelica Tijerina has collected over the last fifty years. Focused primarily on the preservation and... Read More

La Gruta—the Grotto—is aptly named. There are a variety of open air pools, but the star attraction is the grotto where hot water gushes from a tube high... Read More

This collection of more than 500 masks collected by the owners of Casa de la Cuesta B&B is the largest assembly you'll see in San Miguel. Nowhere else... Read More

If there's time, consider making the trip out to Pozos, founded in the 16th century and now a semi-ghost town about an hour away from San Miguel. During... Read More

Parque Juarez—also called the French Park—is the largest green space within San Miguel's city center. It's got fountains, winding paths, basketball... Read More

Patsy DuBois has been catering and teaching cooking classes from her place in the country long before anyone else. She has a huge tiled kitchen and the... Read More

The Sunday afternoon concerts at Rancho Zandunga are a wonderful chance to experience the country lifestyle while enjoying quality jazz or blues and... Read More

About nine miles from San Miguel is the Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco, desigated a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site in 2009. The fortified... Read More

The San Miguel Organic market is a Saturday institution for many people, who come here to meet, shop, and consume. There is a row of organic produce ... Read More

This is the premier place to see a play or a concert. It's located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Hernandez Macias and Mesones. Built in 1873... Read More

The Tianguis de los Martes (Tuesday Market) is a giant market held every Tuesday across the Queretaro road from the Luciernega mall above town. It... Read More

Warren Hardy has been teaching foreigners Spanish for 25 years and his methods work. They're aimed at students who need either basic or functional... Read More

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