Historical Walking Tour

English-speaking guides walk guests through San Miguel’s glorious past, showing them the city center and its historical buildings and churches.  The tour takes approximately 2 ½ hours, covers a ten block area, and is mostly level walking.  It is a definite “must” for any visitor to San Miquel! 

Your donation supports the work of Patronato Pro Niños, and has for the past 25 years.  Revenue from the tours makes a substantial financial contribution to the work of the organization.  (See Who We Are for more information).

Some highlights of the tour include:  Parroquia - San Miguel's iconic landmark church,  Casa de Allende - the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, hero of Mexican Independence, Casa Canal - the magnificent former home of San Miguel's most of prominent family, Bellas Artes - once a convent, then San Miguel's first school of art, now a cultural center, Vida y Obra de General Ignacio Allende - David Siqueiros' famous unfinished mural and House of Conspiracies - where the War of Independence was planned.

The Historical Walking Tour has been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.

 Regularly scheduled tours take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Groups meet in the Jardin across from the Parroquia (large church) at 9:45 AM, and leave at 10:00 AM.  Donation:  300 pesos


Architectural Walking Tour

On the third Thursday of each month, we offer a special Architectural Tour of the downtown area.  This tour will be of interest to anyone who is at all curious about the fabulous buildings of San Miguel.  You’ll view buildings that represent more than 400 years of different architectural styles.  It is an architectural area frozen in time with laws to protect it.  Your donation goes to support the work of Patronato Pro Niños.  (See "Who We Are" for more information).  

The tour leaves from the Parroquia promptly at 10:00 AM and lasts approximately 2 ½ hours.  No reservations are needed, but we do limit the size of the groups.  Donation:  350 pesos

Private Tour

Private historical and architectural tours are available by calling Cris at +52 415 152 7796 during office hours (9;00 AM - 4;00 PM), or emailing us at historicalwt@patronatoproninos.org, or by completing the form on the Contact tab.  You can pick the tour’s date and time.  Please give at least 5 business days to arrange your tour.  The donation for private tours for 1 to 4 people is 1,600 pesos.  Add 400 pesos for each individual person.  Private Architectural Tours are 1,800 pesos for 1 to 4 people.  Add 450 pesos for each additional person.  

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Four Churches Tour

On the fourth Thursday of each month, this tour offers a historical perspective of the paintings, relics, and statuary in four downtown churches.  The tour leaves from Parroquia promptly at 10:00 AM, and lasts approximately 2½ hours.  No reservation is needed.  Donation:  350 pesos.