San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico's marvelous colonial towns. It is located at an altitude of 6,300 feet, which is approximately the altitude of Lake Tahoe. It's only a four hour drive from Mexico City. Many wonderful colonial buildings can be found here.The entire town has been declared a national monument to control development and preserve it's colonial nature.
The population is estimated at 80,000 with approximately 5,000 North Americans. San Miguel de Allende also has a new modern hospital operated by a private non-profit association. A number of art schools are found here, and many fine artists reside in San Miguel.
Activities/Recreation available: golf, tennis, horseback riding, yoga and dance classes, amateur string quartets, bird watching, duplicate bridge, amateur theater groups, and an American Legion post.
There is a weekly English language newspaper.
There are many other beautiful colonial cities in Mexico, and more will be featured in Virtual Mexico eventually. Among those cities are: Guanajuato, Taxco, Morelia, Tequisquiapan, Querétero, and Puebla.
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