Built from the silver and gold mines that brought wealth to the region.
Head out of Mexico City and you’ll find many charming colonial towns, such as San Miguel de Allende. This quaint town is the centre for art and culture with galleries popping up all over. You can find excellent live music in the parks and restaurants.
Other colonial towns include Querataro and Morelia which are UNESCO world heritage sites and are well worth the visit. Colourful and lively, they are usually most beautiful lit up at night.
To the west is the state of Michoacán, where at Pátzcuaro you can discover the ‘Day of the Dead’ celebrations in November.
No tour of the colonial heartland would be complete without a visit to the travellers favourite, Guanajuato, a beautiful colonial town set above a labyrinth of tunnels which used to be silver mines.
As well as exploring these colonial towns, we can arrange trips out of the cities for trekking and horse riding through the rugged hills and valleys
It glitters like the gold once mined here
When to go: All year round