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Discover & Fall in San Miguel Photoshoot
You will discover San Miguel and we will have a photo shoot with you through its beautiful streets, we will walk and appreciate the authentic architecture of the city. Doors, colorful facades or any corner you love will be a beautiful setting for your photos. Finishing our tour in the beautiful Juarez Park. I will share with you some information about SMA's history and give recommendations for places to eat, drink, buy and stay.
Conquista San Miguel de Allende a Pie
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato es considerada una de las ciudades más bonitas de México y en 2008 fue reconocida por la UNESCO, junto al Santuario de Jesús de Atotonilco, como Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Su apariencia atractiva y cosmopolita lo hacen uno de los destinos preferidos para los amantes del arte. De entre todo lo que hay por visitar destaca su patrimonio histórico y arquitectónico. Uno de los sitios que debes ver es la Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel que se ha convertido en la seña de identidad de la ciudad. El itinerario consiste de la forma siguiente: Punto de Reunión Starbucks de ahí iniciamos nuestro recorrido a pie comenzando por conocer por dentro la parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel (pueden tomarse fotos fuera de ella o en la explanada del jardín principal) saliendo nos dirigimos a la Fábrica la Aurora un lugar interesante por sus galerías de arte y diseño, terminando nuestro recorrido nos dirigimos al Mercado de Artesanías para que realicen sus compras (recuerdos) o conozcan de la artesanía local hecha por artesanos indígenas después caminaremos hacia el Museo del Juguete popular mexicano y posteriormente al Museo de la Máscara al término continuaremos nuestro recorrido por las hermosas calles coloniales y empedradas conocerás las principales iglesias finalizando en el Centro Cultural el Nigromante, Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal y Museo Casa de Allende. Otros aspectos destacables Para los viajeros interesados en tomar esta experiencia Descubre San Miguel de Allende a pie estoy a la orden para aclarar sus dudas.
A prehispanic journey to the stars
We are moving. While the museum and restaurant are being redesigned in our new location at La Comunidad de La Presa, we would still love to take you on an astronomical journey to Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Site. Start your day visiting a unique prehispanic ceremonial site while learning how it's ancient astronomers designed the architectural features in order to follow 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. Last but not least: a crash course on astronomy that you can actually apply to your life and local landscape. If you love to tune into the sky, this is the experience for you! Hope you're ready to submerge with us under the cosmological spell of Mesoamerican sacred entities and philosophical concepts. We believe that the astronomical features of this antique temples and traditions are best understood when explained by the same researcher that actually discovered such features. Lets keep every detail nurturing and simple: tiny groups and 100% personal attention.
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. (Please let me know in advance if you have special dietary needs). I will educate you on the ingredients, tell you about the culinary and nutritional 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 drink, 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 as well as a cold authentic cacao drink and cool refreshing water. All while surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil environment. This is what people having been calling, a FUN experience. Check out the cooking class video at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKkJh24FEo"
Local Vineyard, Tasting and Culture Tour
We will shuttle from Centro San Miguel de Allende to visit my favorite local vineyard located approximately thirty minutes away. We will tour the beautiful vineyard inside and out with its unique personality, grandiose architecture, and majestic vistas. We will walk the fields and smell the essence of the vines and grapes. We will explore the wine cellar where the wine is aged and you will learn all about the wine production process. At this point is when the fun really begins as we learn all about wine and its structure when we participate in a tasting of 5 wines and the association of delicious meats, cheeses and local-made honey in a beautiful wine tasting room. Some of their wines are internationally award winning; Brussels, Catalonia, etc. You will learn each wine’s properties and how best to appreciate them. You will be amazed by the wine and culture in this country, and the history of wine in the region. An amazing learning experience for both experienced wine lovers and those looking to enjoy a good wine. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, the tasting will be an unforgettable sensory experience. You will be dropped back at Centro after this amazing, fun and Covid-friendly tour.

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Natural wine and mezcal tasting with the producer
About 7 years ago, driven by passion and curiosity, and tired of over processed industrial options on the market, we ventured into mezcal and natural wine making to make drinks that conserved the energetics of the plants they were made of and the earth they grew in. Fast forward to now - our distills have won international medals and natural wine finally starts making some noise in Mexico and we become the first winery in Mexico to make natural wine in clay vessels and zero sulfites. Our winery is inspired by the Georgian tradition of making wines in kvevris and our orange (amber) wine is a tribute to this beautiful country. In response to new demand we open a tasting room in San Miguel de Allende, our hometown for over 30 years, to bring our beverages to the public from our ranch where they're produced. Here you’ll be able to: - Taste a wide range of fermented and distilled beverages (over 20 different labels), specifically natural wine and mezcales, all naturally and artisanally produced by us at our ranch. - Tasting is accompanied by a generous offering of entrees (sweet and salty), all curated by the Marcelo to bring you a taste of his favorite products he’s been finding locally and around Mexico. - Browse Marcelo’s eclectic vinyl record collection and curate your own musical background for the tasting experience.
Paparazzi staff in San Miguel
Recorreremos las principales calles de San Miguel, pero nuestro recorrido comenzara frente a la majestuosa Parroquia de San Miguel, una vez terminado ese punto partiremos por las calles de Cuna de Allende, Cuadrante, Aldama, Recreo, Barranca, La bomba de Petroleo y terminaremos frente a la imponente puerta de Los Condes de la Canal.
Discover and Explore San Miguel Allende
If you have visited San Miguel de Allende before or if this is your first time this Tour is you you!! You´ll learn History of town, we will visit Houses that were Big Haciendas in The XVII, Galeries, Shops, Restaurants, etc. I´ll help you to get oriented in San Miguel so you can go around anywhere by yourself. We will visit the main points of the city as main parish, followed by some historic buildings in the first block, the convent, Bellas Artes (Cultural Center). We visit some galleries where you can learn San Miguel folklore and art. We make a small stop in a coffee shop where you can taste 100% organic delicious chocolate for free as well their chocolate ice cream mixed with different flavors such as mezcal, red wine, cardomomo, and other exotic flavors. We will go through the hand craft market and some workshops where they will be doing some crafts by hand followed by the local market. At the end I´ll show you 2 buldings called "concept house" where you will find different shops in a single building as art, painting, food, wine, restaurants, fashion, jewelry, etc. Also I´ll give some suggestions for Breakfast, lunch and Dinner as the best terraces to see the sunset, vegetarian and diferent food. Please once you do the reservation let me know the Language you'll need the tour SPANISH or ENGLISH in order to have the tour guide or the group in the same Language.
Let's picnic on the roof
We will arrive at the meeting point and take a photographic tour before arriving at a picnic specially designed for you to enjoy among flowers, cushions and spectacular views; Surrounding yourself with the essence of the heart of Mexico (San Miguel de Allende) and its sunsets. You will be able to taste the delicious tumbagones, the only dessert of San Miguel origin and listen to the legend behind this unique dessert. It will be a sensory experience that you will surely want to repeat again.
A photoshoot to remember in San Miguel de Allende
Come and discover the beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende with me and take home some incredible pictures to share with friends and family. Not only will you go home with some great memories, but you'll discover some of the hidden gems of San Miguel that most tourists don't get to see. Not only will we take photos in front of the famous sights like every other photographer in town, but we'll discover some hidden alleyways, beautiful doorways, and some of the incredible murals scattered around the streets of the lesser-known neighborhoods of the city. My favorite time of day to be out is sunrise when we can have the streets and sights to ourselves. Late afternoon and sunset is equally beautiful, just a lot more people to deal with. I'm happy to go out at any time of the day but the best results will be at sunrise or sunset. If you are traveling solo, as a couple, or as a family, you are sure to enjoy your time with me on the streets of this UNESCO Heritage city and have some memories to treasure for a lifetime. I've also become quite well known in San Miguel for my pet photography, so if you have a furry friend you would like to bring along, feel free! I don't have a limit on the number of places we can visit, it really depends on how far you can walk. This is a walking tour/photo shoot, so make sure to bring good shoes to deal with the cobblestone streets of San Miguel!
Flamenco show and dinner in San Miguel de Allende
Come and enjoy delicious Spanish cuisine and a fabulous flamenco show with renowned dancer such as Sebastian del Buen Ayre and his Flamenco crew . Enjoy Vieja Aurea has fantastic views of San Miguel de Allende which is located a few steps from the Mercado de San Juan de Dios. The event includes: entrance to the show, welcome glass of wine, appetizer, main course and dessert. In the place we will have an opening kitchen and a bar in case you want to continue consuming (additional cost) First, we'll enjoy a glass of wine before the show. The show will start at 8 pm and then dine with delicious Spanish cuisine.
Discover & Fall in San Miguel Photoshoot
You will discover San Miguel and we will have a photo shoot with you through its beautiful streets, we will walk and appreciate the authentic architecture of the city. Doors, colorful facades or any corner you love will be a beautiful setting for your photos. Finishing our tour in the beautiful Juarez Park. I will share with you some information about SMA's history and give recommendations for places to eat, drink, buy and stay.
Day of the Dead Art Class
DAY OF THE DEAD ART CLASS is a special art class that blends art with culture. In this class, students have the option to choose between Still Life or Portraiture. DAY OF THE DEAD STILL LIFE We will be focusing on still lifes that honor the dead. Students are encouraged to bring photos of a loved one and or even a pet who have passed away. At 1pm you will begin your class with a historical orientation about Mexican Still Lifes and what Day of the Dead is about. Then each student will create a personalized altar or simple offering made with their photo, objects that represent the favorite food of their loved one, "cempasuchil" (marigold) flowers, Day of the Dead Bread, copal in incense burners called, "sahumarios" and candles. DAY OF THE DEAD PORTRAITURE Students will be focusing on Day of the Dead portraits. At 1pm, you will begin your class with a historical orientation of ancient traditions of facial paint and the meaning of the Calacas, Katrinas and Indigenous legends. At the end of class, students will have a beautiful painting to take home as a wonderful way to commemorate their loved ones in their homes. Students can choose their favorite mediums, oils, water color, pastels and or charcoal. All materials included. Students that chose oils, will need to take 2 classes.
Conquista San Miguel de Allende a Pie
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato es considerada una de las ciudades más bonitas de México y en 2008 fue reconocida por la UNESCO, junto al Santuario de Jesús de Atotonilco, como Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Su apariencia atractiva y cosmopolita lo hacen uno de los destinos preferidos para los amantes del arte. De entre todo lo que hay por visitar destaca su patrimonio histórico y arquitectónico. Uno de los sitios que debes ver es la Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel que se ha convertido en la seña de identidad de la ciudad. El itinerario consiste de la forma siguiente: Punto de Reunión Starbucks de ahí iniciamos nuestro recorrido a pie comenzando por conocer por dentro la parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel (pueden tomarse fotos fuera de ella o en la explanada del jardín principal) saliendo nos dirigimos a la Fábrica la Aurora un lugar interesante por sus galerías de arte y diseño, terminando nuestro recorrido nos dirigimos al Mercado de Artesanías para que realicen sus compras (recuerdos) o conozcan de la artesanía local hecha por artesanos indígenas después caminaremos hacia el Museo del Juguete popular mexicano y posteriormente al Museo de la Máscara al término continuaremos nuestro recorrido por las hermosas calles coloniales y empedradas conocerás las principales iglesias finalizando en el Centro Cultural el Nigromante, Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal y Museo Casa de Allende. Otros aspectos destacables Para los viajeros interesados en tomar esta experiencia Descubre San Miguel de Allende a pie estoy a la orden para aclarar sus dudas.
Walking Tour San Miguel de Allende
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.// 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!
A prehispanic journey to the stars
We are moving. While the museum and restaurant are being redesigned in our new location at La Comunidad de La Presa, we would still love to take you on an astronomical journey to Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Site. Start your day visiting a unique prehispanic ceremonial site while learning how it's ancient astronomers designed the architectural features in order to follow 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. Last but not least: a crash course on astronomy that you can actually apply to your life and local landscape. If you love to tune into the sky, this is the experience for you! Hope you're ready to submerge with us under the cosmological spell of Mesoamerican sacred entities and philosophical concepts. We believe that the astronomical features of this antique temples and traditions are best understood when explained by the same researcher that actually discovered such features. Lets keep every detail nurturing and simple: tiny groups and 100% personal attention.
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. (Please let me know in advance if you have special dietary needs). I will educate you on the ingredients, tell you about the culinary and nutritional 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 drink, 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 as well as a cold authentic cacao drink and cool refreshing water. All while surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil environment. This is what people having been calling, a FUN experience. Check out the cooking class video at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKkJh24FEo"
Fashion Boutique & Gallery Tour of San Miguel de Allende
This is a 3.5 hour fashion and art tour. We will start the tour at 10:30 am. We will meet at Starbucks in the courtyard off the main square in San Miguel. We will then visit and tour local fashion designer ateliers before driving via Uber to visit Fabrica Aurora that houses over 60 galleries and studios. We conclude the tour with a refreshing meal or drink at one the two fabulous restaurants there.
Vinos Regionales y Mexicanos, la degustación
Conozcamos lo Vinos que existen en esta región a travpes de una degustación. San Miguel de Allende está en una región vitivinícola muy importante en México. Desde el principio de la historia de México como nación, el Vino ha sido parte importante de nuestro día a día. En el Bajío, región donde se ubica San Miguel de Allende, tenemos una diversidad muy importante de Viñedos con distintas varietales de uva que nos brindan notas y sabores únicos. México fue el primer país del continente americano en producir uva para la elaboración de Vino. Guanajuato y Querétaro fueron de los primeros estados en adoptar estas prácticas. Con nosotros podrás probar no sólo los mejores Vinos de una Casa Productora, sino que probarás los mejores vinos de los Viñedos cercanos a San Miguel de Allende. Podrás comparar las mismas varietales con diferentes etiquetas; o la misma etiqueta y sus distintas ofertas. Tendremos también en la mesa algún Vino de otras partes de México para que conozcas un poco más del Vino Mexicano. La Cata será acompañada de algunos bocadillos y conducida por expertos en el tema.
Wine and Dine at Three San Miguel Wineries
Explore the wine region around San Miguel de Allende, voted the best small city in the world 4 out of 5 years by Conde Naste Traveler readers! Led by wine experts, we will visit three of the best wineries, not owned by real estate developers, drinking wine by the glass and sampling local cuisine. The Guanajuato wine region specializes in red wines. There are a few white wines to try, and if you are interested in these, we will include them in your wine tasting. We will visit a family-owned organic winery where we will sample 5 red wines with a cheese plate. We will also visit one of the oldest and one of the newest wineries in the state of Guanajuato. You will be able to order your choice of two wines by the glass and enjoy a delicious lunch at the last winery. All wine and food is included. This tour is focused on food, wine and great company. We are an expat couple living in Mexico for four years with 40 years of combined experience in the wine industry.