The colonial Mexican cities are some of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. We visited San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and Morelia. Also magical: Cuernavaca, Oaxaca and Querétaro.
It’s worth visiting the Diego Rivera Museum in Guanajuato, where Mexican painter Diego Rivera was born. See 175 of his paintings and works by other artists too.
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…
Where to stay in Guanajuato, Mexico? We loved Quinta Las Acacias. Built in the 19th century, this French-style mansion mixes European antiques with colorful Mexican touches and hospitality.