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Someone I know had dismissed San Miguel de Allende as “Gringo Gulch” but praised the next town over, Guanajuato, as “the most beautiful place in Mexico.” I don’t know about that, but it is a very different environment — absolutely not thronged with gringos, lots of tourists but from all over Mexico. A much more local experience.
The houses are often painted in bright colors, a wider palette even than in SMDA.
and the Museum of Contemporary Art, small but packed with some good stuff.