San Miguel de Allende is a city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. It is part of the Bajío macro region, it is the head of the homonymous municipality and one of the main tourist destinations in Mexico. It is located at an altitude of 1910 m and is located 274 kilometers from Mexico City, 97 km from the city of Guanajuato, 157 km from León, and 70 km from Santiago de Querétaro.
In 2002, San Miguel was declared a Magical Town, this title being withdrawn in 2008 because on July 7, 2008 it was registered by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, under the title of Protective Village of San Miguel and Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, the distinction was granted due to its cultural and architectural contribution to the Mexican Baroque and its importance in the struggle for Mexican independence from Spain.
In 2017, it was named by Travel + Leisure magazine as the best city in the world for its quality in service, friendliness, gastronomy, cleanliness, shopping and mobility experience as well as its great cultural contribution, architectural beauty, and places of fun.