Centro Homes for Sale in San Miguel de Allende
The historic Centro district of San Miguel is so photogenic it proves a colorful stage for hundreds of photo shoots, movies and international videos annually. Narrow cobbled streets, pristine colonial architecture, festive plazas and street artists make Centro seem almost surreal. The area encompasses 24 blocks of meandering streets and alleyways, some pedestrian only, all very walkable. Centro makes a perfect backdrop for an afternoon or evening walkabout.
First-time visitors to the city are enamored with the balance of cosmopolitan panache and earthiness. You’ll find world-class hotel accommodations—brands like Rosewood Hotels or premier boutiques like Hotel Matilda—and international-quality fine dining restaurants right next to barstool pop-up food stands. A plethora of art galleries brim with colorful, local handicrafts, and modern boutiques offer a more approachable version of Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. All the while, somewhere a mariachi band strums, lovers stroll, children play. But perhaps the most astonishing site in Centro is the Parroquia—our local icon, like Paris’ Eiffel Tower—the large church at the very heart of Centro, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. The church’s pink towers, designed by 19th century stone mason Zeferino Gutiérrez, who based the design on a postcard of a European cathedral, dominate the plaza.
While living uphill above the city provides a different perspective, living in Centro is special. Simply stepping out your door each day you are surrounded with a rich cultural heritage that often takes your breath away.
Interested in Centro real estate? Please take a minute to take a look at the current Centro homes for sale. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. As an architect and top Realtor here, I love sharing my knowledge of the home market and local design styles!