San Miguel de Allende - Carnegie Museums member

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San Miguel de Allende - Carnegie Museums member
Streets of San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende│2016
Once an important stop on the silver route to Mexico
City, San Miguel, with its ornate 17th and 18th century
buildings, leafy courtyards, and stunning landscapes, is
considered one of the most beautiful colonial towns in
Mexico.
Experience “Dia de Los Muertos,” a holiday celebrated
throughout Mexico. Families and friends gather
together in jubilant celebration to remember passed
loved ones. The city of San Miguel holds a weeklong
Festival ‘La Calaca’ which features parades, art
installations, plays, and much more!
October 29-November 3
Contact Information:
Barbara Tucker
[email protected]
412.578.2618
Carnegiemuseums.org/travel
Colors and Culture
Streets of San Miguel de Allende
Decorated Altar, San Miguel
San Miguel de Allende
Dia de los Muertos Calacas parade
TOUR COSTS:
5 NIGHTS
Double Occupancy│ From $2,599/person
*International airfare is not included in trip cost.
ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada
Jardin Principal Main Square, San Miguel de Allende
The Casa de Sierra Nevada, a five-star hotel, will be our home away from home. A cluster of historic buildings in
the center of the city, this charming luxury hotel offers the ultimate Mexican experience.
San Miguel de Allende
A perfect introduction to San Miguel’s history and tradition, travelers will enjoy an expert-guided tour starting in
San Miguel’s main plaza the Jardín Principal which lies at the heart of the city with the towering, neo-gothic/
baroque Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church found at the square’s perimeter. Other stops will include the
home of national hero Don Ignacio Allende, the Angela Peralta Theater, as well as the Bellas Artes, an art school
that was pivotal in the city’s reinvention, attracting aspiring and established artists alike.
The town’s spirit is reflected in its excellent restaurants, numerous art galleries, and collections of artisanal shops
and stands that appear throughout.
Market Tour and Private Sazón Cooking Class
Housed in a magnificent 18th-century mansion, the Sazón Cooking School offers classes that allow visitors to study
the rich history of regional Mexican favorites. Tour the colorful San Miguel Market with the head chef and discover
ingredients that define Mexican cuisine. Learn how to select the best produce before heading back to the Sazón
kitchen. Your chosen ingredients will be worked into mouth-watering dishes we will enjoy with hand-made
tortillas.
Dolores Hidalgo
Considered as the birthplace of Mexican independence, the city of Dolores Hidalgo serves as a national emblem of
freedom to the people of Mexico. We will tour the Santuario de Atotonilco (also known as the Sistine Chapel of the
Americas), and explore the Dolores main square. Additionally, we will visit the Castillo and Vásquez workshops
which produce the fine Talavera pottery, famous for its uniquely colorful floral designs, indicative of the Spanish colonial period from which it originates.
Guanajuato City
An extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage city, Guanajuato boasts fine Baroque and neoclassical buildings. Experience a panoramic view of the city atop the fabulous Pipila Lookout, and explore Guanajuato’s extensive underground roadway system. The system is a repurposed network of underground tunnels now utilized as roadways for
the city’s motorists allowing the above-ground streets to remain pedestrian only. Additionally, we will pay homage
to Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra at the la Mancha Museum, and visit to the childhood home of
renowned muralist, Diego Rivera, where the artist lived as a young boy before moving to Mexico City in 1892.
Querétaro City
Founded in 1531 among battles between native Indian and Spanish conquerors, Querétaro City’s monuments and
buildings constitute as a living museum under the intense blue Mexican sky. The historic downtown resonates with
over 460 years of memories and tradition. Excellent examples of baroque architecture abound in this city including
the impressive edifices of San Francisco and Santa Rosa de Viterbo. Travelers will have a chance to look out upon
the 74 arches of the city’s impressive 18th-century Aqueduct that still functions today, bringing water to the people
of Querétaro.
ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Barbara Tucker
[email protected]
412.578.2618
carnegiemuseums.org/travel