|SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE|
San Miguel de Allende is an attractive colonial town, approximately 3½ hours north of Mexico City, by car. This town is well known for it's expatriate community and for having some of the finest Spanish language schools in all of Mexico. San Miguel is also known as a learning center of the arts and students from all over the world travel here to study painting, dance, weaving, sculpting as well as photography. Attractive to tourists, as well as artists and writers, this colorful town also played a strategic role in Mexico's independence.
The tree-lined plaza, known locally as the Jardin, is the center of activity in San Miguel de Allende. The strikingly unique architecture of the parish church, with it's ornate spires, dominates the landscape and can be seen from almost everywhere in the town.