San Miguel de Allende, good hospitality

By José Luis Flores Sánchez

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One needs to be in a place to get to know it. More than setting foot on its streets, those who visit it must walk down them. The difference is striking because it forces us to modify an idea: visiting a destination involves living it. The value lies in feeling the temperature, dis-covering smells and flavors, hearing its sounds in the morning and at dusk. It lies in living it the way personal and close things are lived. San Miguel de Allende lends itself, like very few places in the world, to such an experience. It is both historical and contemporary, where artists and bon viveurs, craftsmen proud of their trade and young entrepreneurs, the casual danzón dancer at the square and the future bride to be wed in the Parroquia, all coex-ist. This city was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2008. San Miguel has to its credit the weight of patriotic history and the kindness of an elegant future, because it has successfully combined both past and present. And so this book, El Libro de San Miguel (The Book of San Miguel,) is a celebration of San Miguel de Allende and its infinite possibilities. It is a testament to one of the most beautiful places in Mexico that has stood up with dignity before tough times, and with splendor at more peaceful moments. The authors want people to get to know San Miguel and to see in it a slice of its history, a central point where important things are happening, the place where people from the United States, Canada and different parts of Europe migrate, people who want to lead a good life, one with quality, surrounded by beauty. It is also visited by people from Monterrey or Mérida, Mexico City or Aguascalientes; it is a meeting place for locals and visitors. This book wants people to fall in love with the city, because it wants to preserve it, promote and it wants it to continue being the privileged place it is today. El Libro de San Miguel is an invitation to travel to San Miguel de Allende, an invitation to discover it.

You can find the book at: Casa Armida Decoration, La Parada Restaurant, Nirvana Hotel & Restaurant, Lagundis Book Store, Pescau Restaurant, Petit Four Coffee Shop, Rosewood Hotel, Sollano 16 Boutique, La Aurora (Bottega de Casa, Fernando M. Díaz Gallery & Hilo Negro) and La Morada Hotel. Photographer: Ignacio Urquiza, Edition: A Editores.

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