La Valise San Miguel was deeply inspired by the Anahuacalli Museum of art in Mexico City, established by Diego Rivera on an area that once surrounded the Xitlé volcano. The museum, which overlooks the Pedregal lava bed and desert plants, is a work of art in its own right and unites art with its natural environment in constant evolution. La Valise San Miguel is also a piece of art, reminiscent of a museum, gallery, or collector’s home, in aesthetic harmony with the natural environment surrounding it.
Permanent art installations adorn the property by surrealist artist Pedro Friedeberg, who called San Miguel de Allende home for many years. Like his art La Valise pays homage to another time within the city, reminiscent of the surrealist art movement that swept through in the 60’s, establishing the city as a magnet for artists, poets, and expats.