Mexico's Colonial Cities

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Our pick of the best experiences in Mexico’s colonial cities

As the centre of Spain’s colonial power and wealth for centuries, Mexico is home to many colonial cities. Boasting beguiling architecture, cobblestoned streets, grand civic buildings and UNESCO World Heritage sites, a luxury holiday to Mexico’s colonial cities with Lightfoot Travel will speed you back in time.

San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico’s most popular colonial cities. Here you’ll find the famous pink-hued church, Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, as well as tin handicrafts, thriving vineyards and a creative vibe.

In Guanajuato, spend time wandering the winding streets (callejones), witness colourful facades, and visit the old silver mines that made Guanajuato the richest city in the country in the 16th century. Meanwhile, Santiago de Querétaro will impress with its baroque churches, colonial homes and green parks. 

Morelia is home to a UNESCO World Heritage listed cathedral, house museums, chocolate shops and restaurants – don’t miss the cheap and tasty taquerías (taco stalls). News of Morelia’s charms is spreading fast, so get there before everybody else…

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