The town of San Miguel de Allende is nestled on a hillside in the central highlands of Mexico approximately 177 miles northwest of Mexico City. A cosmopolitan and picturesque colonial city and designated UNESCO World Heritage site, San Miguel is internationally renowned for its rich history, awe-inspiring colonial architecture and appreciation of the arts. The warmth of the people and the vibrant setting have captured the hearts of visitors for centuries. Founded in 1542 by the Franciscan monk Fray Juan de San Miguel, the missionary town was an important stopover on Spain's silver route and later featured prominently in the Mexican War of Independence. Today, in an environment where the region's rich cultural heritage is celebrated and artistic expression abounds, guests are presented with an endless array of leisurely pursuits—from historic walking tours, festivals and cooking classes, to art exhibitions, shopping among the mercados and bullfighting.
Awash in the warm, saturated hues so favored by the city, and complemented with colonial-style arches, artisan ironworks and hand-carved wood adornments, the resort of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende blends seamlessly with the town's 19th-century Spanish colonial architectural palette. Gracing the corner of Nemesio Diez and Calle Aldama, adjacent to the Parque Benito Juarez, the resort is a short stroll down Calle Aldama from the historic El Centro. At the corner of Nemesio Diez and Ancha de San Antonio, the Instituto Allende is the hotel's other venerable neighbor.
At Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, the stunning natural environment is central to the experience from the moment one arrives. Days are spent taking in the cultural riches of San Miguel—breathtaking churches, intriguing museums and galleries, bustling mercados and the town's year-round festivals and events. From an ideal location just two blocks from the heart of El Centro, guests experience the charms of Mexico's beloved city and its surroundings from the comfort of a world-class retreat.
Visitors to San Miguel de Allende are encouraged to bring comfortable walking shoes to maneuver the cobblestones streets.
Time Zone: CST
Immigration & Customs: For U.S. citizens, a valid passport is required.
Local Currency: The Mexican Peso is the official currency. However, U.S. currency is widely accepted and travelers checks and major credit cards are also accepted at most establishments.
Climate: San Miguel enjoys near-perfect weather, offering visitors the perfect balance between summer and spring—an ideal climate in which to enjoy al fresco experiences. The climate is temperate with cool evenings and warm days.