This magnificent home is located in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which is ranked #3 in Travel+Leisure Best Cities in the World (2016). My home...
Where is it?
Guanajuato, often called the most beautiful city in Mexico, has been for many years a popular tourist destination for Mexicans and Latin Americans. It is a well kept secret and we like it that way. Guanajuato reminds me of a mixture of Toledo and the Amalfi coast with a touch of Oxford or Berkeley thrown in because of the university influence. National Geographic Magazine ranked Guanajuato fifth among 94 World Heritage sites surveyed in 2006, calling it a “charming, peaceful, welcoming city.” The historic town of Guanajuato and adjacent mines were granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1987 and has been ranked by several travel magazines as one of the top travel destinations in the world.
Guanajuato has a unique system of underground tunnels which allows most of the vehicular traffic to flow underground while leaving much of the area above ground a car-free pedestrian paradise.
Guanajuato is home to the world famous “International Cervantino Festival”, the largest festival of the arts in Latin America. For three weeks, every October, the local stages host prominent performers in dance, theatre and music from around the world.
Another popular time for visitors in Guanajuato is during ‘Semana Santa’ or Holy Week. The town is alive with music and parades.
The weather in Guanajuato is temperate year round due to its elevation of 6,400 above sea level. You can expect warm days and cool nights for most of the year. The wonderful climate is one of the things that drew me here.
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