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  • Author:
    Kevin Delgado
  • ISBN:
    1581571313
  • ISBN13:
    978-1581571318
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    Countryman Press; Second edition (November 7, 2011)
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    240 pages
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    Mexico
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He is the author of the Explorer's Great Destinations guidebooks Acapulco; Los Cabos & Baja California Sur; and San . This is an excellent guide for the interesting cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato

He is the author of the Explorer's Great Destinations guidebooks Acapulco; Los Cabos & Baja California Sur; and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Series: Explorer's Great Destinations. This is an excellent guide for the interesting cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato. It was the only guide that I needed on a recent 2 week trip to this region of Mexico.

He is the author of the Explorer's Great Destinations guidebooks Acapulco; Los Cabos . Get it if you plan on going to Mexico. Great information and wonderful pictures.

He is the author of the Explorer's Great Destinations guidebooks Acapulco; Los Cabos & Baja California Sur; and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, along with beautiful Zacatecas, which is not covered here, are probably the best known of the Mexican silver towns. These cities became fabulously rich in the 17th and 18th centuries from silver mining, and that wealth is visible in the architecture that you see today. Great reading even if you don't travel.

From the sophisticated resorts of San Miguel de Allende to the lively festivals of Guanajuato . Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler.

From the sophisticated resorts of San Miguel de Allende to the lively festivals of Guanajuato, these celebrated colonial cities situated in the mountains north of Mexico City will allure travelers of all types. Distinctive for their accuracy, simpli. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway.

Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the . product description page.

Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. Shipping & Returns.

Explorer's Great Destinations. From the sophisticated resorts of San Miguel de Allende to the lively festivals of Guanajuato, these celebrated colonial cities situated in the mountains north of Mexico City will allure travelers of all types. ુસ્તક 0. Kevin Delgado7 નવેમ્બર, 2011. The Countryman Press.

From the sophisticated resorts of San Miguel de Allende to the lively festivals of Guanajuato, these celebrated .

The town of San Miguel de Allende is about four hours drive north of Mexico City. Delgado, Kevin (2011-11-07). It is named after General Ignacio Allende, a hero of the Mexican War of Independence. It is at altitude of 6,200 feet (1,900 m) and has a temperate climate. The town was founded in 1542. It was flourishing by the 17th century, but in the late 18th century suffered from a severe economic crisis. ISBN 978-1-58157-842-3.

A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport. Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. San Miguel de Allende is a city and municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío.

From the sophisticated resorts of San Miguel de Allende to the lively festivals of Guanajuato, these celebrated colonial cities situated in the mountains north of Mexico City will allure travelers of all types.

Now in its second edition, this favorite guide has been restyled and is illustrated with full-color maps and photos throughout. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more; a section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information; maps of regions and locales, and more. 100 full-color photographs and maps throughout

Ishnsius
This is not the Mexico of white sandy beaches or huge meso-American pyramids. This is the Mexico that could be plucked right out of Castilla Y Leon in Spain, and set down as our southern neighbor, within driving distance!

Most people know that Mexico was a Spanish colony before its independence, but what many people don't know is that Mexico has many immaculately preserved colonial cities that have not lost their colonial architectural and cultural fabric. The cities featured in this book are but two of perhaps ten (or more) cities in Mexico that are frozen in time, when the Spanish Viceroy and the Catholic Church controlled the vast mineral wealth of the area.

San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, along with beautiful Zacatecas, which is not covered here, are probably the best known of the Mexican silver towns. These cities became fabulously rich in the 17th and 18th centuries from silver mining, and that wealth is visible in the architecture that you see today. Unlike colonial cities in the United States that were early and quickly industrialized and overbuilt, the important mining cities of New Spain became economically and demographically stagnant after independence. By the 1920s, the Mexican government (along with the help of a few visionary gringos like Cohan and Dickinson in San Miguel, and Spratling in Taxco) recognized the cultural and economic value of preserving the centros historicos. All that beautiful baroque architecture you see today is a result of their combined efforts.

The purpose of this guide is to present that architecture to you, but also to offer a means to enjoy an extended visit. This book treats these places as destinations in their own right rather than as side trips, as many mainstream guidebooks do. It's assumed that you're planning to spend at least a few days. Many people from the United States and Canada have come here and never left. If the mixture of gringos and natives in San Miguel leaves you feeling strange about the authenticity of the place, head north to one of the other silver towns like Guanajuato, or all the way up to gorgeous Zacatecas. You'll need a different guidebook, perhaps one of the mainstream guides, if you head that far north.

Beyond the uniqueness of the destinations, this is a standard guidebook. The book is arranged geographically, with chapters dedicated to each of the cities and a few other short excursions. As previously mentioned, there is (unfortunately) no coverage of Zacatecas, but there is good coverage of Dolores Hidalgo.

Landmarks, lodgings, restaurants, galleries, shopping, outdoors experiences, courses, etc... are all presented for each city. There's good, detailed information about how to get here, and how to settle in, for people interested in a longer stay.

The historical and cultural contexts are a bit thin for two places that feature so much of both. There are quite a few good color photographs of the buildings and streets, and the maps are simple and accurate.

Though largely intended for more long-term visitors and retirees, this is a good book for anyone interested in a more focussed exposure to Mexico's rich colonial history.
Kagaramar
We are planning a trip to SMA and to Guanajuato and wanted to know the thoughts of this author. We have been to SMA and Guanajuato in the past but want to know what it's like now and from the perspective of a long time resident. I found the book informative and well written and organized and would recommend it to anyone interested in getting the most from a trip to the area. I found out about the publication Atencion San Miguel which comes out on Fridays and gives lots of info about what is happening in the area. There is lots to do and see. Mexico's history and independence happened in that area. I love Mexican beaches but the Bajio area is exciting and historic and the author conveys that.
Moogura
I bought this book about a month before my trip to SMA because it was highly recommended by a friend from Mexico City. I don't know if it's intended to be read completely before going to the place, but I didn't find it particularly useful when stepping into a location to only learn about the hotels near me vs. the history. Since it was highly recommended, I suspect other people like the way it's organized, but after a few days of getting frustrated with the book, I picked up the one by Moon publishing and used that the rest of the trip. This one is now in the library of the SMA house we rented in the hopes that someone else finds it useful.
Agarus
This is an excellent guide for the interesting cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato. It was the only guide that I needed on a recent 2 week trip to this region of Mexico. Many nice photos and maps too.
Eyalanev
this book is mostly about hotels and restaurants
not much about what to do and where to go
a waste of money unless youre looking for hotels
better info can be found online
great ant
Very informative. Looking forward to our trip this coming winter.
Kanek
Really good, with less well know cultural information. I wish they would issue a new edition.
received item as advertised