San Miguel de Allende in Mexico has been named the best small city in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Described in its award entry as a “hub for expat artists”, the city is four hours northwest of Mexico City, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, and is known for its Spanish Colonial architecture and colourful facades.
Recommendations for places to visit include Fabrica La Aurora, a former textile factory now home to local artisans, the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende hotel, and the chef’s table at restaurant Aperi.
“Considering the current situation of the tourism industry, we are overjoyed with this recognition,” said Laura Torres Septién, president of the San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board.
“We welcome any and all good news that gives a sense of normalcy.”
More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers voted for their favourite travel experiences across the globe to compile the 2020 rankings.
Chiang Mai, Thailand, came in second place, followed by another Mexican entry, Mérida.
Monte Carlo in Monaco came fourth, while the capital of Malta, Valletta, was awarded fifth place.
There was one UK entry, with Edinburgh in Scotland just squeezing into 10th position.
In the publication’s “best big cities” list, the world’s biggest hitters – London, Paris, New York, Rome – were all absent.
Instead, Kyoto in Japan was crowned the winner, followed by Lyon in France, Singapore, Sydney in Australia and Vienna in Austria.
Best small cities
1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
3. Mérida, Mexico
4. Monte Carlo, Monaco
5. Valletta, Malta
6. Salzburg, Austria
7. Siena, Italy
8. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
9. Florence, Italy
10. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Source: Yahoo News
more recommended stories
Vila announces investments for more than 1,467 million pesos in Valladolid
In Valladolid, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal.
Seven arrested for fishing banned species in Río Lagartos
Río Lagartos, (May 13, 2021).- Seven.
Do you know where does dry chili come from?
Mérida, Yucatán, (May 13, 2021).- In.
There are currently six active forest fires in Tulum, Quintana Roo
Tulum, Quintana Roo, (May 13, 2021).-.
Hospitals spend more than $ 1.7 billion pesos during pandemic in Quintana Roo
The largest expenditure was assigned to.
Police officers struggle with elderly woman to evict her from home in Cancun (VIDEO)
Cancun, Quintana Roo, (May 13, 2021).-.
Yucatan has new tourist options to attract more visitors and generate more employment
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- Yucatán.
Paraguay Investigation Uncovers Link Between Deforestation and Cattle Farming
A far-reaching investigation by Earthsight in.
Young Yucatecan lives the real American Dream, he is accepted in 16 US universities
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- This.
“Mestiza Style”, an adult film actress roams the paths of the Yucatan
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- Gia.