5 museums that you cannot miss in San Miguel de Allende!

San Miguel de Allende is an iconic place recognized for its historical richness. Here you can find innumerable spaces that will tell you the history of the city, its inhabitants, its traditions and of Mexico. Just by walking through the streets of Centro you can relive historical moments and feel all the magic of this charming place. In addition to your walks, culinary tour, visits to galleries and quiet walks through the parks and nature reserves, we invite you to explore these incredible museums where you can discover a little bit more of San Miguel de Allende.

1.Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez Nigromante

This emblematic place was built in the 18th century as the Convento Real de la Concepción. However, in 1938 Felipe Cossío del Pomar installed the Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes in this space, and since then it has been a space dedicated to art and culture. In this cultural center you can appreciate murals by renowned artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, Pedro Martínez and Eleanor Cohen. And just a few steps away you will find the old temple that today we locally call “Las Monjas”.

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Centro, San Miguel de Allende

2.Museo Casa de Allende

Although today it is a historical museum, this place was the residence of Ignacio Allende. The 17th century building fuses baroque and neoclassical to welcome all visitors who want to immerse themselves in a wonderful journey through history. The museum recounts the characteristics of the pre-Hispanic cultures of the region and the founding story of the town of San Miguel El Grande. Also, in this museum you can learn more about the independence movement and the life of Allende.

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Centro, San Miguel de Allende

3.Museo La Esquina

The Museo del Juguete Popular Mexicano, better known as La Esquina Museum, was born more than 50 years ago with the aim of making our cultural wealth known through a collection of more than 3,500 pieces of traditional toys. In addition to recognizing the creativity and historical legacy of our craftsmen and craftswomen who use different techniques to create unique pieces.

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Centro, San Miguel de Allende

4.Museo La Otra Cara de México

In this museum you can find a large collection of Mexican ceremonial masks. The owner and museologist Bill LeVasseur has dedicated himself for more than 25 years to collecting these historical remains that reflect the particularities of each indigenous culture and tradition. Here you can find guided tours accompanied by audiovisual materials that will tell you about the symbolic value of these masks.

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Colonia Azteca, Centro, San Miguel de Allende

5. Casa del Mayorazgo

This casona was built at the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th century in a Baroque style combined with touches of Italian and French architectural tradition. Its main attraction is the beauty of its architecture, but it also exhibits temporary exhibitions and complementary activities such as conferences, seminars, book presentations and various workshops.

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Centro, San Miguel de Allende

Take your tour of museums in San Miguel de Allende and discover all our historical and cultural richness!



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