We will meet in front of the Templo de San Francisco, on calle San Francisco at 10:00 A. M. We will walk just a block and a half up to, La Esquina. This is a fun whimsical Toy Museum with a fabulous roof top terrace. A top the hill lies the old Rancho Hotel Atascadero. It once was a bustling hacienda, then later a well known equestrian riding school. It now is one of the most tranquil, lovely settings a top San Miguel. This is where we break for snack or lunch. (optional)
We will then head back down visiting El Chorro, its church and the waterworks (public laundry). This historic site is now a center for culture and arts.
The tour will end at the Parque Juarez (French Park) a lovely shady park, where on week ends there is an Art Walk.
It is easy to return to any location from here as it is very centrally located.
10:00 a. m. meet at Templo San Francisco short walk to Toy Museum, Another walk to the Atascadero where we break for a snack or lunch.
Facilities available at Museum and Hotel.
After break we walk down to El Chorro, it's church and public water works. It's a historical site, now a cultural center.
We end at the French Park which is very centrally located.
Weather and personal ability will be accounted for. The tour is a walking tour with lunch is approximately 4 hours. Taxis will shorten this slightly and stopping for lunch is optional although I suggest we do.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Templo San Francisco on Calle San Francisco 10:00 a.m.
End location: Parque Juarez
Duration: 4 hours
this is a walking tour of approximately 4 hours
this is a walking tour using public transportation if necessary
My service as a guide.
Entrance fees to Toy Museum. Public transportation is included in the case of unexpected rain or in the case a tour participant simply cant walk up hill.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
120 pesos - Lunch, snack or food
any snack or lunch
I am not a licensed historical guide but am happy to direct you to one for a historical tour of the many wonderful monuments San Miguel has to offer.
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Betty is a great resource because she has a lot of childhood memories here in San Miguel. We saw a lot of the city and she recommended a lot of places because she lives in central San Miguel. Very warm person and customized the tour for us. When we come back with the rest of our family we will do another tour with her