colonial Mexican cities

Guanajuato Mummy Museum

Death on display at Guanajuato’s Mummy Museum

By Janice and George

The extraordinary Guanajuato Mummy Museum has over 100 mummies, including one of a woman buried alive. There’s also a poignant gallery of baby mummies. Not for the squeamish…

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Orozco murals

Hot Art: Visiting Orozco’s fiery murals in Guadalajara

By Janice and George

He lost an eye and a hand in a fireworks accident. Yet Jose Clemente Orozco was one of Mexico’s great muralists – who painted some fiery murals in Guadalajara.

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colonial cities of Mexico guide

Colonial Cities of Mexico Guide: A luxury travel resource

By Janice and George

See Mexico’s colonial cities in style! Discover fine museums, magical rooftop bars and luxury inns in our colonial cities of Mexico guide.

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top tourist attractions Morelia

Top things to do in Morelia, Mexico

By Janice and George

Colonial buildings. A candy market (true!). And a butterfly sanctuary. These are just some of the top tourist attractions in Morelia, a UNESCO-listed colonial Mexican city.

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Villa Ganz

Guadalajara Gem: The Villa Ganz boutique hotel

By Janice and George

Turning off onto a leafy side-street in Guadalajara, our taxi deposited us at the Villa Ganz boutique hotel. And what a gem it is!

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migration of Monarch butterflies

Witness the remarkable migration of Monarch butterflies

By Janice and George

The migration of Monarch butterflies – what a story! In the magical Sierra Chincua Sanctuary in Mexico, thousands of orange butterflies swirl about our faces, quivering in the sunshine.

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visit San Miguel de Allende

Visit San Miguel de Allende: A fairytale colonial city (Part 2)

By Janice and George

A mask museum? Botanical gardens? Yummy restaurants? Visit San Miguel de Allende for more than just art galleries and colonial architecture.

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Why travel to San Miguel de Allende? It’s a fairytale colonial city! (Part 1)

By Janice and George

Why travel to San Miguel de Allende? To enjoy its colonial center, fascinating museums (even one on toys!), thriving arts scene and magical rooftop bars. 

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Morelia: Cathedral fireworks-and-music show a spectacle!

By Janice and George

An excited crowd gathers by the Morelia Cathedral for the Saturday night fireworks and music spectacle. Some fireworks shoot straight up in front of us!

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Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan

Tiny traveling Virgin loves coming home to Zapopan

By Janice and George

The tiny Virgin statue has an impressive home – the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan. Each October, a million people welcome her back after her five-month tour.

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Juarez Theater in Guanajuato

Which way to the Juarez Theater in Guanajuato?

By Janice and George

The outside of Guanajuato’s Juarez Theater (Teatro Juarez) blew us away. It’s decorated with Greek columns, lion sculptures and bronze statues.

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colonial towns of mexico - guanajuato

Colonial towns of Mexico a necklace of gems

By Janice and George

The colonial towns of Mexico are fabled for their cobblestone streets and fairytale architecture. Guanajuato even has a mummy museum!

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