Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, A.C.

LIBRARY TOURS

  • Peña de Bernal and Tequisquiapan

9 AM to 5 PM $1,750 pesos per person

Bernal, a marvelous “pueblo mágico” in the state of Querétaro, is famous for its Peña de Bernal, the third largest stone monolith in the world.  The visit includes the center of the town of Bernal, the San Sebastián temple, the workshop of the Aurora looms, the mask museum, the church of Santa María of the Asumption, the artisanry market with its incredible ratan furniture, and a tasting of the best cheese and wine of the region.

  • Guanajuato 

9 AM to 4 PM $1,600 pesos per person 

World heritage city about an hour from San Miguel.  This tour includes an historical walking tour with a lecture about the famous painter Diego Rivera, a visit to the Juarez Theater and the Quijote Museum.  You will be able to take fabulous pictures from the Pipila scenic lookout, and of the famous Guanajuato tunnels.  You will also have time to visit the shops, bazars and restaurants. 

  • Arqueological zone, Cañada de la Virgen

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM $1,200 pesos per person 

At this archeological site you will be able to visit a pyramid and various other pre-Columbian structures attributed to ancient tribes affiliated with the Otomi between the years 450 and 1050 including a calendar aligned with the sun, the moon and constellations designed to mark the equinox, the solstice, and the seasons. The tour includes access to the site and a bottle of water. 

  • Archeological zone of Teotihuacán

7:00 AM to 7:00 PM $2,700 pesos per person

 

This ancient pre-Columbian city emerged in the year 150 BC and continued to grow until about 800 AD when it was mysteriously abandoned.  There is evidence that Teotihuacán was a multi ethnic city inhabited by Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Mayas and Totonacas.  You can visit the Road of the Dead and view some of the largest pyramids of the world.

  • Dolores Hidalgo and the Atotonilco Sanctuary

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM $1,350 pesos per person

City of great historical importance since it is the birthplace of national independence.  It´s only 40 minutes away from San Miguel de Allende.  You can visit the Miguel Hidalgo Museum, the father of Mexican Independence as well as the traditional Talavera tiles workshops.  On the way back we will visit the Atotonilco Sanctuary which is a world heritage site.  A place referred to as the Mexican Sistine Chapel because of its impressive frescos.  We will also visit the paradise like Nirvana Restaurant.

  • Querétaro

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM $1,700 pesos per person

 

One of Mexico´s prettiest cities.  Famous both for its architecture and history.  You will visit its famous aqueduct, an ancient hydraulic structure that crosses the city.  You will also visit the cemetery where famous sons of the city are buried, the Santa Cruz Monastery, the regional museum of Querétaro, the Plaza de Armas, and the hill of the bells where the emperor Maximilian of Hapsburg was executed at the end of the French Invasion. 

  • House and Garden tour

Saturdays at noon $350 pesos per person

 

A tour guided and explained by guides and home owners of homes of many different styles in the center of the city.  The homes included varies according to which ones are currently available. 

Buy your tickets at the TESOROS shop at the Library from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Buy your tickets at least 2 days prior to the tour.

For individualized tours, we require a minimum of 3 participants.

No refunds for cancellations the same day as the tour.  

Tours must be paid for in cash unless special arrangements are made.

With your payment for the tours, you are contributing directly to the educational and cultural activities of the Library that benefit children and youth as part of our mission.

For more information contact us by email:  giras@labibliotecapublica.org or by telephone at 415 152 0293.