Art and outdoor activities
By Sandra Ríos
To spend a great day learning more about San Miguel, we suggest eating breakfast surrounded by art at Cafe Aurora, where you can order their famous paninis and their aromatic coffee. Then you can visit the galleries and shops, where you can find diversity of art and unusual items to purchase. If you are inspired, you can also take some classes with one of the artists in the galleries.
Fábrica la Aurora. Calzada de la Aurora s/n. Open from 10am-6pm Tel. (415) 154 9828.
After visiting Fábrica la Aurora, we suggest you a bike tour. The company will take you in a well-equipped Eurovan to the Shrine of Atotonilco, where your bike adventure will begin. You follow historical paths taken by Father Hidalgo’s insurgent army, and you can still see the so called capillas de indios, small chapels built by Catholic friars to christianize the Indians in the area. After returning to Atotonilco, you will finally reach the refreshing hot springs of La Gruta, where you can relax in the warm, invigorating water or just rest. You will then return to San Miguel on the Eurovan.
Bici-Burro. Hospicio 1, Centro. Tel (415)152 1526.
Back in San Miguel, you might be in the mood for a substantial dinner. We suggest the terrace of Mamma Mia, which has an incredible view of the Parroquia. Their specialty is pizza. You can accompany it with a delicious beer.
Calle Umaran 8, Centro. Tel (415) 152 2063