San Miguel de Allende, Map and weather conditions

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SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE LOCATION MAP

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Coordinates: 20°54′51″N 100°44′39″O / 20.91417, -100.75

Altitud: 1,910 msnm

Foundation: 1542 (Fray Juan de San Miguel)

Population: (2005) 59,691 habitantes

Name of origin: Sanmiguelense

Time zone: Tiempo del Centro, UTC -6

Zip Code: 37700

Pref. telephone: 415

San Miguel de Allende is a city and municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico, the town is important as being the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, whose surname was added to the town’s name in 1826, as well as the first municipality declared independent of Spanish rule by the nascent insurgent army during the Mexican War of Independence.

However, the town waned during and after the war, and at the beginning of the 20th century was in danger of becoming a ghost town. Its Baroque/Neoclassical colonial structures were "discovered" by foreign artists who moved in and began art and cultural institutes such as the Instituto Allende and the Escuela de Bellas Artes. This gave the town a reputation, attracting artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, who taught painting.

The main attraction of the town is its well-preserved historic center, filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. This and the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco have been declared World Heritage Sites.

 

 

 

 

     

          Fotografías y Mapa Cortesía de Lander Rodríguez

 
 

 


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