From the almost unbearably pretty yellow town of Izamal to Papantla (famous for its flying dancers), these are the best and most beautiful “magic towns” in Mexico.
Colonial Mexican Cities
A mask museum? Botanical gardens? Magical rooftop bars? Visit San Miguel de Allende for more than just art galleries and colonial architecture.
Bursting with Baroque churches and lush gardens, the colonial cities in Mexico are absolutely beautiful! San Miguel de Allende, Taxco and Guanajuato are among our favorites.
Authentic things to do in Morelia (a UNESCO-listed Mexican city)? See the beautiful cathedral. Visit a wild butterfly haven. And more!
The outside of Guanajuato’s Juarez Theater (Teatro Juarez) blew us away. It’s decorated with Greek columns, lion sculptures and bronze statues.
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…
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.
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!