Making the Most of a Spring Day
By Sandra Ríos
Breakfast in El Zaguán, is very pleasant. You can eat inside or out in the charming garden to take full advantage of the lovely morning weather. There is a varied menu, and huevos rancheros or chilaquiles with eggs are very good. Coffee is served in a French coffee maker and is simply delicious! If you are really hungry, ask for one of their sweet crepes for dessert.
Zacateros 12, Centro.
Then we suggest you visit some museums. Start your tour at the Historical Museum of San Miguel de Allende. This site was the family home of Ignacio Allende, which is credited with about 80 pieces in the exhibition, including sixteenth century Mexican coins, antiquities, and various historical documents from San Miguel.
Plaza Principal, Cuna de Allende 1.
La Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal is a building of 18th century neoclassical architecture. At present in its interior is the Centro de Fomento Cultural Banamex, which houses temporary exhibitions, a bookstore and Mexican crafts. Take a good look at the immense carved door on the outside, which allowed room for carriages to enter the courtyard.
Canal 19, Centro.
You cannot miss a visit to the Ignacio Ramirez “El Nigromante” Cultural Center which has belonged to INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts) since 1962. This one of the most emblematic centers of San Miguel, where there are art classes and musical and literary presentations, theater, and dance. It has three galleries for temporary exhibitions, a bookstore, and an impressive mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros. The building was originally part of the Convent of the Immaculate Conception, founded in the eighteenth century.
Hernández Macías 75, Centro.
For dinner we suggest the Paprika restaurant that features a beautiful outdoor space surrounded by plants and a refreshing fountain. For a starter, try a Paprika salad and continue with a delicious pasta mare with clams, shrimp and pomodoro sauce with white wine.
Ancha de San Antonio 9-A, Centro.