Escuela de Bellas Artes

San Miguel de Allende

This former monastery was converted into a fine-arts school in 1938. Don't miss the murals of Pedro Martínez, plus the Siqueiros Room, which features the extraordinary unfinished mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the far corner of the complex. The rest of the gallery holds temporary exhibitions from local artists, many of whom graduated from the school.

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Nearby San Miguel de Allende attractions

1. Templo de la Concepción

0.04 MILES

A splendid church with a fine altar and several magnificent old oil paintings. Painted on the interior doorway are a number of wise sayings to give pause…

3. Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel

0.12 MILES

San Miguel's most famous sight is its parish church, characterized by its pink 'wedding cake' towers that soar above the town. These strange pinnacles…

5. Capilla de la Tercera Orden

0.18 MILES

Built in the early 18th century, this chapel, like the Templo de San Francisco, was part of a Franciscan monastery complex. The main facade shows St…

6. Biblioteca Pública

0.19 MILES

As well as housing one of the largest collections of books and magazines in English in Latin America, this excellent public library functions as a…

7. Templo de San Francisco

0.21 MILES

Adorned with an elaborate late-18th-century Churrigueresque facade, this church has an image of St Francis of Assisi at the top. Opening hours vary.

8. Oratorio de San Felipe Neri

0.25 MILES

Located near the east end of Insurgentes, this multitowered and domed church dates from the 18th century. The pale-pink main facade is baroque with an…