The 15 Most Beautiful Mexican Colonial Cities
We’re all for Mexico’s beach towns. But when you’re looking to get a real taste of Mexican culture, the colonial Mexican cities deliver this in spades.
They’re colorful, surprising and absolutely enchanting – visiting one or more of them is among the top experiences in Mexico.
San Miguel de Allende
The main square is where you see the famous pink Parroquia de San Miguel, SMA’s iconic church.
Best known for its vibrant market scene, diverse indigenous peoples, colonial buildings made of green volcanic stone and delicious food.
Merida got its nickname, “the White City,” because most of its buildings were white in former years, and the residents mostly wore white clothes.
What’s unique about Guanajuato is that cars are relegated to driving underneath the city through an amazing network of one-way tunnels. This makes the city very pedestrian-friendly.
The historical center overflows with Baroque churches; many houses are decorated inside and out with bright blue-and-yellow azulejo tiles.
Perched high on a hillside, with possibly the steepest streets in Mexico, this colonial gem is jam-packed with a great variety of opulent white mansions and houses.
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