The 2009 Running of the Bulls in San Miguel de Allende Mexico

- Melanie Zieba,

Modeled on a similar event in Spain that was made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’, the town of San Miguel de Allende hosts this fun fiesta and bull run that attracts visitors from all over the world each year. And after the main event of the bull, which takes place on Wednesday, September 26, visitors can experience a traditional Mexican fiesta full of flavor and sound!

san-miguel-running-of-the-bullsThe City of San Miguel de Allende is right in the heart of Mexico near the city of Guanajuato which is the home of Cristo Rey del Cubilete (Christ the King Shrine), Mexico’s most important religious monument. In 2008, San Miguel de Allende was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site, deeming it a place of cultural and physical significance. And over time this area has become a popular tourist destination.

When visiting this city you are going to need a great place to rest up and relax after a long day festivities and luckily San Miguel de Allenede has some of the best places to stay in Mexico!

Dos Casas:

Located only three blocks from the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Dos Casas was one of Travel + Leisure’s best pick for hotels in 2006. This luxury boutique hotel tastefully blends Spanish Colonial architecture with sophisticated, contemporary design for a truly relaxing experience …..which you will need after getting chased by bulls!

Each suite at the hotel is one of a kind each having their own balcony complete with beautiful picturesque views.

Each morning a tasty complimentary breakfast is served either in the dining room, terrace or in your room. And in the evenings, their wine bar features a fine selection of international wines and full bar complete with a bistro menu that changes daily.

If you book your stay during the running of the bulls make sure to take advantage of their One Week Special: Book seven days and only pay for five nights. Make sure to use the promotion code 5NIGHTS.

Casa de Sierra Nevada:

Casa de Sierra Nevada is a luxury boutique hotel and cooking school right in the heart of the city and caters to the most discriminating world traveler. The hotel has 31 deluxe rooms and suites, distributed among four mansions, all designed to celebrate the spirit of San Miguel.

Food lovers will sure to appreciate the very best in hotel dining at the Casa de Sierra Nevada. With two restaurants featured, guests will be treated to indulge in traditional Mexican cuisine in either a casual or refined atmosphere.

Guests can also take advantage of the many courses the hotel offers, be it at their cooking school, Sazon, where you can cook with the masters of Mexican cuisine, or their art courses and dancing classes that will expand your creative side.

If you are coming to the city during the Running of the Bulls make sure to take advantage of their special Mexican Siesta package. During August 30 – October 1st 2009 guests can enjoy a five night stay and only pay for four nights! The offer is subject to availability.

  1. Kevin says:

    My friends and I are wanting to come down for the festival. mainly the running of the bulls. We can’t find teh dates for 2010 or if it is even still going. Can you help us please?

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