San Miguel de Allende Journals

Trip to the San Miguelada

A September 2005 trip to San Miguel de Allende by Vikike

Quote: We took a day trip to the San Miguelada, or Pamplonada, in San Miguel de Allende. The bulls run free on the streets like in Pamplona, Spain.

Trip to the San Miguelada


The running of the bulls in the San Miguellada and the church on the main square.

Quick Tips:

Go on the 3rd Saturday of September if you can to see the San Miguellada.

Best Way To Get Around:

4-hour drive from Mexico City
The San Miguellada in San Miguel de Allende is a special event that happens only once a year, on the 3rd Saturday of September. Around the hours of midday, they let the bulls run on the street of this beautiful colonial town, and the whole center turns into a huge fiesta. Unfortunately, we arrived late to see the bulls running, and especially the people in front of them, but we took part in the rest of the celebration. For this event, all the people are dressed in jeans with a white shirt and with a red bandana around their neck, so it is a really spectacular sight. Also, the center is full of mariachi bands playing traditional songs, and the people are dancing in the plaza, and they are selling local...Read More