Unique things to do in San Miguel de Allende
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Unique things to do in San Miguel de Allende

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A prehispanic journey to the stars
If you are interested in the relation between astronomy and the design of prehispanic architecture, choose this experience. So start your day visiting a unique prehispanic ceremonial site known as Cañada de la Virgen (Canyon of La Virgin), while learning how it's ancient astronomers followed the cycles of the sun, the moon and Venus. Through the eyes of Dr. Rossana Quiroz -who was part of the excavation team-, we will explore the original pilgrimage route and understand how archaeological spaces, ceramics, burials, carbon dating and DNA, tell a long untold story about the Laja River original people, settlements and landscapes. Tune in with the sky and submerge under the cosmological spell of Mesoamerican sacred entities and philosophical concepts. Also, take into account that the astronomical features of this antique temples and traditions are best understood when explained by the same researcher that actually discovered such features. I will love to give you the personal attention you diserve.
Cook & Dine: Mole & Mexican Salsas
Having met in a vast and beautiful courtyard, we will proceed to the large kitchen where the cooking lesson will commence. We will begin by preparing some delicious salsas, followed by an authentic and traditional Mexican mole, tasty enmoladas, and mexican rice. Always vegetarian, vegan and gluten free fiendly. I will educate you on the ingredients, tell you about the culinary, nutritional and spiritual values, and how to prepare and cook each part of the meal. I will teach you the history and cultural importance of the Mole and how it used to be the “Food of the Emperors”, reserved only for the upper class of the Mayan and Aztec society. During the lesson you will enjoy a pure cacao chocolate water, and be enticed to explore your environment: the cozy den with its fireplace, library and piano; and the surrounding courtyard with its organic gardens and gorgeous landscapes. Having prepared the delicious meal, we will sit down and dine, enjoying the meal and engaging in wonderful conversation. With the meal and throughout the class we will have delicious Mexican wine available and cool refreshing filtered water. All while surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil environment. This is what people having been calling, a fun experience.
Let´s take pictures, Let´s make art
When we meet,after greeting and introducing ourselves, we will review positions and ideas together, we will also organize the changing rooms and we will begin the path of our tour in wich we will find comfortable places to make the changes and make the tour as comfortable as possible , at the end we can have some time to review the material and stay only with the photos that go directly to edition. Other things to note During the time we spend together there is no limit for changes of clothes, Also during the tour we will take photos of everything that calls your eyes and your heart. All the material is delivered 48 hours after you finish the activity.
Pilgrimage to archaeological site.
Pilgrimage to the Hill of the ancestors. Walk with me, curator of the archaeological exhibition of San Miguel, through this indigenous sanctuary founded in the VI century A.D. While we walk through this beautiful natural landscape, learn about the 30 centuries old pre-Hispanic native civilizations, their rites, the cult to the ancestors, the archaeological excavations and the research I´m doing about the cultural meanings of the processions performed there. This ancient pyramid was the goal for pilgrims of northern Mexico for a period of 500 years, the people that built it share the same wisdom and knowledge as the famous mayas. -We drive from San Miguel to the Visitor Center of the site. -We hop on the Visitor Center Vehicle that drive us 7 km to the site, -they drop us just at the other side of the canyon that surrounds the sanctuary, -from there we walk, as the ancient pilgrims, through the pre-Hispanic ceremonial road, -we visit the north and the south temple and -we enter to the main complex, - climbing to its pyramid, -we return to the place where the vehicle drop us. -In total, 2 miles walking. -Return to the Visitor Center -We drive back to San Miguel. Other things to note A limited number of visitors enters the site, 55, every hour from 10 to 4 from tue to sun. We need a reservation at least two days in advance, to check the available schedules on the site.
Mexican Music Walking Tour & Lunch
I'm super passionate about San Miguel! As tour guide musician & artist I love what makes my town a hub for creative people. Walk with me through hidden gems of SMA! I'll be your musical troubatourguide! First I'll play some classic mexican songs at a quaint outdoor café, tell you stories, history & legends! At different points during our experience there'll be oportunities for those who'd like to sing & participate with percussive instruments. We'll visit one of latin America's largest art & design centers, La Fabrica la Aurora, enjoy different styles of fine art, perhaps run into an artist friend... There's a spontaneous aspect of this experience that refelcts my personality which I would like to share with you! I love it that every time I host this experience it can be different depending on how you engage or the questions you ask! After art...a nature walk along a brook, see plants, cobblestone side streets, stroll through part of artisan's market... Our day will culminate in bohemian style enjoying a well deserved late lunch. I will receive you in my home which doubles as design studio for a home cooked meal, drinks, good coversation & more music I can play for you from Mexico & beyond! I sing in Spanish, French & English. Looking forward to meeting you for music, culture & fun! Let me know if you have any questions.

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Paparazzi staff in San Miguel
Recorreremos las calles mas pintoresca de San Miguel, para poder capturar tu visita y te lleves un hermoso recuerdo que puedas subir a tu IG. Desde una de nuestras coloridas y unicas puertas, hasta la majestuosidad de La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Te daremos ideas de poses, asi como tips viajeros de locales. Pero lo mas importante es que te diviertas y disfrutes cada foto durante la experiencia. ig: personal_paparazzi_sma
Learn to Weave with Natural Fibers
You will learn to weave in a frame loom 1-2 basic weaving techniques using free-themed recycling fabric or natural fibers to make a botanical weaving. You'll learn how to manipulate some fibers so you can weave through them and build your creativity from the basic domains of fibers. We will talk also about prehispanic natural dyes and fibers.
Walking Tour San Miguel de Allende
We will visit the most iconic places in town to learn about the fascinating history of the buildings, the architecture and the art origin that transform san miguel in the best city to live! visitaremos los lugares mas emblemáticos de la ciudad, así como sitios de interés, dare a conocer la historia de la ciudad así como su importacia artística y cultural y recomendaciones gastronómicas del lugar.//
Dye your textile pieces with natural colors from México
We will meet at the Oasis offered by the colorful terrace of La Cabaña Azul, in the center of San Miguel de Allende. A space full of magic, outdoors, surrounded by many trees. To get you started, I'll show you three dyes prepared with fruits, flowers, and other natural items to enjoy the surprise colors they generate. Then I will provide a short intro class on natural dyes and each guest will be provided with a cotton tote bag and a scarf so they can experience with their own hands the dyeing of the fabric. These fabrics will be folded with the Shibori method to create different designs. Then we'll dye these pieces with the natural dye of your choice. We will have three different colors for dyeing and we will prepare a dye together to witness the process. While we wait for the fabrics to obtain their color in the dye baths, we will meet on the terrace to share snacks and drinks Then we'll take our dyed pieces out of the dye buckets to discover the designs we made! Each guest will take home two dyed pieces and the experience of a day full of art, creativity and lots of color
Discover and Explore San Miguel Allende
The best experience to explore the main points of the city. Parroquia San Miguel Arcangel, Museo de Ignacio Allende, Casa Mayorazgo de la Canal, Bellas Artes (Ancient Claustro of the Immaculate Conception), Temple of the Nuns, Ancient Mercedes or Posadas. On our way we will find galleries where you can get to know the Sanmiguelense Folklore and Art, Ceramics, Textile, we will see Architecture, History. We will visit a terrace part of an old 16th century Convent, now with more than 1300 pieces of decoration from all over Mexico. At our first stop we will taste natural fruit water and Tabasco Chocolate! if this is close you´ll get a ticket to go later in the day during your stay. We will stop by Benito Juárez Park, followed by Los Lavaderos del Chorro (Part of the San Miguel Foundation), passing through the Bullring and ending in San Francisco de Asis. After the Tour I will give you directions to visit the Fruit Market, vegetables, food, handicrafts, La Fabrica La Aurora in addition to recommendations for visiting art buildings, painting, food, wines, restaurants, fashion, jewelry. Other things to note Let's walk a bit. Wear comfortably, sunscreen, cap. The tour at the time of booking needs to notify us if it is in SPANISH or ENGLISH. To have the guide in the right language. We don't have an office downtown, nor in San Francisco de Assisi. Web page contact
Sacred Cacao a trip to open the Heart
Cacao is considered an ancient medicine for the Mayans, able to reconnect with the feeling, by opening our heart we expand our perception, allowing us a deeper connection with ourselves and with the environment. We will start by sitting in a circle, introducing ourselves to the history of cacao and its connection with the heart and the reason for its ceremonial use and the interpretation of the flower altars. We will take cacao accompanied by singing, drums and guided meditations that will help connect and heal emotions causing energy and emotional blockages as well as connect with our ancestral linen and the wisdom of our ancestors. With flowers we will awaken sensory responsiveness and subtlety, restoring our ability to feel. On this trip to the heart, spaces inside each guest will be opened to communicate lovingly inside and outside in every aspect of our walk through this land. Sacred cacao is medicine for our current collective change in awareness. It rustles the heart, which is the source of all true transformation. He is a subtle but deep master who whispers the deepest of our heart. It amplifies our creative power of knowledge and helps us remember our entire innate.
Create a Silver Ring with Mexican Opal
You'll forge your own Silver ring with Mexican Opal! You'll learn the properties of Mexican Opal, you'll experience the process to make a silver ring and you'll leave with a unique silver jewel made by yourself! First, we'll explain the mystical properties of the Mexican Opal and you'll select the gem that has the greatest connection with you. Then you'll take the measurement of your finger and you'll cut the silver by yourself using jewelry techniques, you'll solder the ring, you'll forge it by hitting it and once your ring has the required shape, I'll solder the cabochon of your gem and I'll set the stone while I explain each technique step by step. Finally, you'll finish your ring by filing and polishing to give it the finish that you like the most ... shiny, matte, oxidized ... If you come as a couple or with your best friend you can make each other's ring! Just an idea! The experience will take place in our Workshop in San Miguel de Allende, which is located in our own house, we are just 10 minutes walking from the center of San Miguel! During this experience you'll learn about the mysticism of the Mexican Opal and about the work and techniques used in jewelry to work precious metals and create a ring. At the end, we'll taste a delicious homemade guacamole accompanied with fresh Mexican fruit water, to relax and conclude this wonderful experience.
Crystal Bowls Sound Healing
Treat yourself to an amazing Guided Crystal Bowl Sound Healing Journey with a full set of seven, highest quality, large Alchemical Bowls, rattles and chimes~ offered by an Integrative Psychotherapist & Yoga Therapist with over 20 years experience playing the crystal bowls in diverse settings. * Note: The AirBnB fee listing might be a bit confusing. It is $1100mxn per person whether you come alone or as part of a couple or a group. I will extend the session to 1.5 hours for groups of 4.* My beautiful Sound Studio has excellent sound transmission ~ and is airy, clean, artful, equipped with a heater, and a private client bathroom. Lie upon a rug, yoga mat, and blanket with props to enjoy a truly comfortable and transcendent experience. Reconnect with all aspects of yourself ~ physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally . . . and beyond! Our bodies are crystalline structures, so Crystal Bowls affect us at a deep cellular level and I am skillful with creating binaural beats for optimum brain and body relaxation. Strong sound vibrations flowing through the body enable deep relaxation, the release of stress, and the restoration of equanimity ~ all while experiencing a pleasantly heightened state of awareness which serves up various delights. Yes, it's a self-care trip!
Love for your soul and heart
Heart and soul massages and energetic therapies: Reiki, Chakra Alignment, Tethahealing, Past Life Regressions, 12 Chakras Activation, Christic Template, Heart Wound Healing and Soul Recovery, Therapies with angels and Oracle of angels. And Guardians of the light.
A prehispanic journey to the stars
If you are interested in the relation between astronomy and the design of prehispanic architecture, choose this experience. So start your day visiting a unique prehispanic ceremonial site known as Cañada de la Virgen (Canyon of La Virgin), while learning how it's ancient astronomers followed the cycles of the sun, the moon and Venus. Through the eyes of Dr. Rossana Quiroz -who was part of the excavation team-, we will explore the original pilgrimage route and understand how archaeological spaces, ceramics, burials, carbon dating and DNA, tell a long untold story about the Laja River original people, settlements and landscapes. Tune in with the sky and submerge under the cosmological spell of Mesoamerican sacred entities and philosophical concepts. Also, take into account that the astronomical features of this antique temples and traditions are best understood when explained by the same researcher that actually discovered such features. I will love to give you the personal attention you diserve.
Early Risers Hike & Coffee
Seize the day while you are here in San Miguel de Allende and wake up before the sun. (make sure to set your alarm with the correct time zone) Once you reserve I will send you the exact time we meet which obviously varies depending on the season. We'll meet in the main square in front of the Parish church and start with some easy stretching and from there we will hike up the cobblestone streets to catch the sunrise and see some beautiful views. Bring layers as it can be cool in the morning and warmer as we walk back down. This is a great opportunity to take some pictures without the crowds. This is for people who enjoy nature, who don't mind waking up very early, can walk up steep hills at a steady pace and be able to handle uneven terrain. The entire hike is about 5.4 miles. On top of the hill we'll take a moment of silence to reflect on our intentions for the day or just listen to the birds. Then we will meander our way back down for more beautiful views via a different route unknown to most tourists and even some locals, culminating in a little cafe for coffee or tea!
Traditional Temazcal in San Miguel
In a magical place on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, you'll learn about the home of a traditional healer in Mexico. Similar to a steam bath, in this case with medicinal herbs temazcal leads us to transcend fears, inconvenience, heat and even claustrophobia, to take us on a deep trip of connection with our inner being, making us aware that what we feel little or nothing has to do with the outside, if not the interior, thus creating a deep spiritual connection with our being. We started with the crowd's incense with copal incense, and we formed a circle , and then hello to 4 directions, playing drum and conch. we enter the temazcal, inside there are hot stones to which we will add an infusion of medicinal herbs to create a steam bath, accompanied by singing, breathing techniques and meditation. at the end, we drink medicinal herbal tea. Other things to note It's a spiritual experience, similar to a sauna or steam room, it's recommended to drink enough water and help at least an hour before. Contracted for people with recent markers, surgeries, or hypertension
Recorrido fotográfico por San Miguel
¡Lleva tu experiencia a otro nivel con un video! además de tus fotos, puedes demostrar tus dotes actorales y ser la estrella en tus redes sociales, presumele a tus amigos o a tu ex, lo feliz que eres y fuiste en tu visita a San Miguel. Consultame cómo lograrlo En tu visita a San Miguel descubre esos rincones y calles que te harán enamorarte de esta ciudad patrimonio de la humanidad. Durante una hora te llevare a lugares románticos, llenos de historia y vida, no hay límite de fotografías, yo me encargo de que tu estadía sea inolvidable. Puede ser tu grupo de amigos, con tu pareja, tu familia o con tu mascota, esos recuerdos son para siempre. El horario es a partir de la 8:30am hasta las 8:30pm, puedes reservar y acordar el tiempo de tu sesión
Cook & Dine: Mole & Mexican Salsas
Having met in a vast and beautiful courtyard, we will proceed to the large kitchen where the cooking lesson will commence. We will begin by preparing some delicious salsas, followed by an authentic and traditional Mexican mole, tasty enmoladas, and mexican rice. Always vegetarian, vegan and gluten free fiendly. I will educate you on the ingredients, tell you about the culinary, nutritional and spiritual values, and how to prepare and cook each part of the meal. I will teach you the history and cultural importance of the Mole and how it used to be the “Food of the Emperors”, reserved only for the upper class of the Mayan and Aztec society. During the lesson you will enjoy a pure cacao chocolate water, and be enticed to explore your environment: the cozy den with its fireplace, library and piano; and the surrounding courtyard with its organic gardens and gorgeous landscapes. Having prepared the delicious meal, we will sit down and dine, enjoying the meal and engaging in wonderful conversation. With the meal and throughout the class we will have delicious Mexican wine available and cool refreshing filtered water. All while surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil environment. This is what people having been calling, a fun experience.
Sculpt in clay with a local artist
En esta experiencia vivirás el oficio de un artista escultor del barro. Iniciaremos por explorar las posibilidades del barro con ejercicios sensoriales que despertarán tu creatividad. A continuación te explicaré las técnicas de escultura y las aplicaremos para realizar una pieza increíble durante la clase. Bienvenido a la familia de artistas en el mágico San Miguel de Allende. Nota: La escultura en barro se realiza con técnicas manuales, no usamos torno de alfarería. El proceso total de la pieza requiere de un periodo de secado y horneado que puede demorar hasta 15 días, es posible enviarte tu obra por paquetería si lo deseas. Tanto el horneado como el envío de la pieza realizada se cotizan por separado.