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Street Art Mexico: San Miguel de Allende Edition

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San Miguel de Allende was a town that took me by surprise, a town I expected to hate and thought would be just like other pueblos mágicos in Mexico (I didn’t and it wasn’t…really). However, aside from all these life changing revelations and realisations about San Miguel in general, I also stumbled across the fact that one barrio just off the historic centre, Guadalupe, is an absolute gem of a find for Mexican street art lovers like me.

Let me paint you a picture: when Eemmah from Always a Gringa (the girl I was meeting in San Miguel) told me that our hostel would be in this weird area called Guadalupe (actually not a weird area at all) that was kinda far from the centre (actually not far from the centre at all, I highly recommend staying there), I was a bit sceptical. I couldn’t have been more wrong though, because San Miguel’s Guadalupe neighbourhood was all purple houses, blue arched doorways lined with bougainvillea’s and more street art than you could shake a stick at. Literally, there was so much amazing street art. There could not have been a more perfect place for me, a street art obsessed nightmare of a travel companion, who will obsessively hunt down every piece of artwork I can find, even returning later in the day or earlier in the morning to try and avoid taking photos with cars half blocking the artwork. (I mostly succeeded in this, fyi.) On that note, here’s a selection of the absolute best street murals I found in San Miguel de Allende.


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If all this post did was whet your appetite for more Mexican street art, check out my Insider’s Guide to Mexico City Street Art or my post about Socially Conscious Street Art in Puerto Vallarta.


8 comments

  1. Arielle 12 August, 2017 at 14:42 Reply

    These are amazing! And I love how they run the gamut… from political to cultural to plain artistic or ads for coffee shops! A city is so much better when its walls look so warm and inviting.

  2. Colleen Sorenson 16 January, 2018 at 22:32 Reply

    Hi Lauren!
    Hey, thanks for liking our project! I am the founder of Muros en Blanco since 2012 when street art was still illegal. We finally secured the permission in 2013 & have been painting since! Now with over 100 murals by local, national & international artists I offer walking tours through my neighborhood of Colonia Guadalupe. I have oodles of stories & explanations of the murals, artists, neighbors & the municipal government as we created the first official arts district & outdoor gallery in San Miguel.
    Hope you visit again! Soon to come is FB page StreetArtSMA. Watch for it! Otherwise, contact me at colleensfsa AT yahoo DOT com when in San MIguel de Allende!

    • Lauren 16 January, 2018 at 23:35 Reply

      I had no idea that the street art in Guadalupe was part of a wider project! How ignorant of me. I totally loved it though and would actually love to speak with you at greater length about street art sometime in the near future. Would you be open to me dropping you an email at some point?

  3. Colleen Sorenson 8 March, 2018 at 05:44 Reply

    Sure! I always welcome interest in our project. We have a story behind all these murals.
    Send me a private message

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