San Miguel de Allende is a city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. It is located at an altitude of 1910 m and is located 274 kilometers from Mexico City, 97 km from the city of Guanajuato, Leon 157km and 142km from Moroleón. It is part of the macro Bajio region.
On July 7, 2008 was inscribed by UNESCO on Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Entitled Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, the distinction was granted because of its cultural and architectural contribution to the Mexican Baroque and its importance in the struggle for Independence of Mexico from Spain.
On November 1, 2013 was named Condenast Traveler magazine as the best city in the world along with 24 other cities that are known for their great cultural contribution, architectural beauty and places of diversión.4
He was previously part of the project of "magical towns", but because of the latter distinction of Unesco, its designation was changed.