Listing of San Miguel Businesses
Galeria Pergola, Inside the Institutoe Ancha de San Antonio #20.
Galería Atenea, Jesús #2
Galería Dos Culturas, Zacateros #83-A
Galería de Ceramica, Pila Seca #3
Galería Arte Fotográfico, Reloj #46
Artes México, Zacateros #81-A
Galería Izamal, Mesones #80
Toller Cranston, Sollano #84
Kunsthaus Santa Fe, Santa Fe #22-A (Col. Allende)
Fabrica Aurora: Many art galleries, open studios, antique stores and a few restaurants.
ART SCHOOLS / Classes:
Bellas Artes: Classes, performances, two galleries. Monthly courses. Hernandez Macias #75
Instituto Allende: Ancha de San Antonio #20 Courses in art and Spanish
Private Studios: Check for classes in studios in the local paper, Atencion. Painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, nicho making.
Ceramics: Joan Elena Goldberg: 152-3844 or email@example.com
Photography: Shannon Reece: 152-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Painting: Brian Care, Fabrica de la Aurora, www.briancare.com or 152-2122 or email@example.com
Tecolote: Jesus #11. Good selection of books about Mexico, fiction, nonfiction, guidebooks, and books for learning Spanish.
CINEMAS / MOVIES:
MMCinemas: 8 theaters, movies change on Fridays. Listing is available in Atencion or on-line at www.mmcinemas.com.mx. Located near the new Gigante and Office Depot. Take a taxi. Admission $53 pesos
Cinemateca Santa Ana: Located at the Biblioteca. Entrance through the biblioteca entrance on Insurgentes before 7pm. After 7pm, enter on Reloj. Listings in Atencion.
Bonanza: Mesones #43-A. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm. Sun 8am-5pm. Great general grocery store with deli section, imported goods, health foods, nuts, etc…
Tienda: Across the street, painted blue metal door. Drinks, canned goods, cereal, milk, eggs, etc…lots of snacks.
La Europea: Canal #13 Daily 10am-8pm. Spirits, imported wines, and snacks and condiments, Mexican & Cuban cigars.
San Miguel Fitness Center: plaza pueblito, Sterling Dickinson #27. Gym weights, cardio machines, aerobics and other classes. Showers, lockers, and sauna. Mon-Fri 6:30am – 10pm. Sat 8am-3pm. Sun 9am-1pm.
International Fitness: Behind the Mega, has more equipment than most gyms in San Miguel. Offer spinning and other fitness classes.
On Calzada de la Aurora there is a laundromat on the right side of the street (heading towards town). You can drop off laundry there for pick-up later (sometimes same day).
El Cisne: Located on La Luz near Reloj. Drop off laundry, pick up next day.
Lavandería Franco: Zacateros #54-B. 154-4495, free pick-up and delivery.
Paris Dry Cleaning: Mesones between Hidalgo and Hernandez Macias.
Biblioteca Publica: Insurgentes #25. Sunday House and Garden Tours 12:00, go at 11:15 to buy tickets. Library open M-F 10am – 7pm. Large outdoor courtyard and adjacent restaurant and theater. Check the paper, Atencion for a listing of weekly activities at the library.
Use ATM machines at any bank. Use early during holiday weekends as the machines can run out of money and not be re-filled until the first working day.
Intercam: Exchange cash or traveler’s checks. Correo #15, and San Francisco #4. Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm and Sat 9am-2pm.
Allende Properties: Cuna de Allende #15
Select Real Estate: Cuna de Allende #19-A (biggest selection)
San Miguel Properties: Hidalgo #4
Century 21 Parroquia: Aldama #10-B
Dotty Vidargas Casas Coloniales: Canal #36
Artisan’s Market: Runs between Hidalgo through Reloj-Loreto and over to Colegio. A little bit of everything.
Icpalli: Correo #43
La Victoriana: Hernandez Macias #72 bath products, homeopathic and botanical medicines and body products, and children’s clothing. Also jewelry, cards, linens, lace, etc…
Casa Cohen: Reloj #12 Brass and metal products: brass, bronze, iron. Bowls, basins, house numbers, door knockers, drawer pulls, etc…
Casa Maxwell: Canal #14 and Umaran #3 (two entrances). Wide variety of Mexican crafts on display in numerous rooms and courtyards worth a look around.
Artes de Mexico: Aurora #47 (across the street) Mexican folk art, frames, furniture, lamps, etc…. Big store room and also manufacture ítems to order.
Casa Canal: Canal #3. custom made furniture, lamps, house accessories, paintings, and sculptures. Boutique of women’s clothing.
Joyería Paris: Umaran #8. Jewelry, interesting selection including gold and silver. Prices are fair.
Joyería David: Zacateros #53. Large display room, huge selection. Sterling silver and gold. Prices based on prevailing international silver market.
7th Heaven: Sollano #13. Jewelry and women’s clothing and accessories.
The Leather Shop: Umaran #1 Leather goods, jackets, bags, wallets, belts, briefcases.
Artesanías Bufalo: Zacateros #23-B Leather goods in wallets, purses, vests, belts, and satchels.
MexArt: Residential summer camp for teens 14-18 to study art & Spanish. www.gomexart.com
Warren Hardy Spanish: San Rafael #6. 154-4017. 2.5 week sessions. Students work in pairs and use flashcards. Very popular with local foreigners and visitors. www.warrenhardy.com
Academia Hispano Americana: Mesones #4. The only accredited school in San Miguel. College credit given for one-month courses. Year-round courses offered in one-month sessions. Can attend 2 weeks. 5 levels. www.ahaspeakspanish.com
Instituto Allende: Ancha de San Antonio #20. various programs. www.instituto-allende.edu.mx
Centro Bilingüe: Correo #46. 152-5400. Five classrooms plus large outdoor courtyard. Intensive and semi-intensive courses. Adults/teens/children. Day camp for children during the summer and during Xmas and spring breaks. Private lessons available too. www.centrobilingue.com
Centro Mexicano de Lengua y Cultura: Orizaba #15 Conversation and grammar classes, group or private. All teachers are bilingual. Children’s camp in summer. www.josefinaschool.com
Language Point: Gerald Baker, director. Small group sizes or private classes. 20 de Enero Sur #42. www.languagepoint.org
Walter Weber’s: Callejon de San Antonio #12. Three private clay courts. Reasonable hour rates. Lessons available.
Hotel Aldea: Ancha de San Antonio in hotel. Two hard courts. Tennis pro and lessons available.
Malanquin Country Club: Road to Celaya. 4 clay courts. Guest membership for one day