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Artisans Fair of Wool and Grass Moved to Holy Week


By Karla Ortiz In order to take advantage of the influx of tourists during the Holy Week long weekend and International Artisan’s Day, the official date for the 15th Fair of Wool and Brass has been moved this year from November to March 16–25, authorities announced at a press conference on March 7. This year, [...]

El Macehual Brings Another Level of Relaxation


By Karla Ortiz About 20 minutes from the city’s borders, on the way to Atotonilco, the El Macehual boutique hotel—a 10-hectare site sitting on both a hill of quartz and a field of 9,000 lavender plants—does not offer just a place stay, but a full experience of tranquility and comfort. El Macehual, as it is [...]

Successful San Antonio Artwalk Gets New Name

Carlos Arl, Yocelin Parra y Billielee Mommer

By Karla Ortiz About 40 artists participated in My Studio-Mi Estudio, a community event formerly known as San Antonio Open Studios, from February 24–25 in one of the city’s best known neighborhoods. This year, the art walk’s goal was to include more Mexican artists and more of the Spanish language. This was the reason for [...]

Tacos el Pata Restaurant Chain Arrives


By Karla Ortiz You’ve probably seen the new building on the road to Celaya next to the Farmacias Guadalajara in the El Pípila roundabout with a giant sign that says Tacos el Pata. A homegrown business born in Querétaro, Tacos el Pata is famous not only around here but throughout the Republic. After much demand, [...]

No More Golpe de Vista

Imagen tomada en 2012 por Toño Ruiz

By Jesús Aguado A piece of the wall in what was one of the last traditional stores in town, and which formed part of the historical memory, was demolished (about 2.5 lineal meters). Now, the owners have to reconstruct and restore the wall. El Golpe de Vista was a mixed goods store which closed about [...]

Un golpe “ligero” al Golpe de Vista

Foto Toño Ruiz

Por Jesús Aguado Un fragmento de pared en lo que fuera una de las últimas tiendas tradicionales de la ciudad, y que forma parte de la memoria histórica, fue derruida (unos 2.5 metros lineales). Ahora, los propietarios deben reconstruir y restaurar el muro. El Golpe de Vista, era una tienda miscelánea, que cerró hace unas [...]

Romeritos with Shrimp Cakes

CORAZON La cocina de pily

Corazón Contento By Karla Ortiz Mexico has great gastronomic diversity. During Lent, we definitely do not suffer from not eating meat, for it’s always a pleasure to enjoy the typical Holy Week recipes our grandmothers have prepared for generations. The Fonda of Doña Lolita, located in areas 73 and 74 of the Mercado Ignacio Ramírez [...]

Ancestors, Music, and Colors


By Jesús Aguado As with every first Friday of March, the Lord of Conquest received his devotees who played music, danced, and sang in his honor. On Friday, March 2, hundreds of dancers gathered at the Jardín Principal, bringing their best and most colorful feathers, masks, and dresses to dance and pay tribute to the [...]

How Your Donations Make a Difference


By Jaci Winters In 2017, a combination of US, Canadian, and Mexican donations, including a bequest from 37 donors, assisted the Biblioteca in meeting its commitment to provide educational and cultural programs to the San Miguel de Allende community. Individual donors contributed 109,274 pesos and $US16,118.15 in 2017. This money helped the Biblioteca purchase books [...]

Give Your Emotions a Little Adrenaline


By Karla Ortiz It’s true that adrenaline and fast-paced sports are not usually what people think of when they think of San Miguel de Allende. But believe it or not, MH Racing, a company just 15 minutes from downtown, manufactures racing cars for some of the world’s most famous drivers, specializing in reinforcement and customization [...]

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