Last month, I took a day off from teaching to check out some things around San Miguel de Allende (SMA). I started at the Biblioteca Pública, which has an awesome gift shop, books in both Spanish and English, a beautiful courtyard where you can sit and read, and a cafe where I grabbed lunch and did some reading on my Kindle.
As a history lover, I enjoy going to museums that are especially dedicated to the local history. So I toured the Museo Histórico de San Miguel de Allende. The museum is located in the house that Ignacio Allende, a hero in the Mexican independence movement, was born in 1769. It sits in Centro with a gorgeous view of the Parroquia. The museum includes the history of the city as well as the Allende family, showing living conditions of the well to do in this time period. All signage in the museum is in Spanish and English. If you love history then this is a must-see when you are in SMA