- Taxco de Alarcón
This is a little town located in the state of Guerrero, to the south of the country, state known because of Acapulco city. Although Taxco is still far from the sea, it has a lot to offer. The city is known for its buildings, all painted in white with red roofs. Every year, during spring or summer, big events, such as theatrical or musical ones, are organized to support independent artists. Formerly well known by foreigners for its big mines of silver, today the town hosts an abundance of silver jewelry stands.
Like the name indicates, this is the city of the famous alcoholic drink. Located in the state of Jalisco, north-west of the country, it is, indeed, a small town, but full of folklore. There are many tequila distilleries you can visit with all your family, where you can see the fascinating elaboration of the finest tequila, from the agave plant to the bottling. As most of Mexican towns, it has a small but beautiful church downtown. In this city you can also taste the traditional food of the state of Jalisco, which is additionally known for its traditional dances.
This city, located in the state of Michoacán, is named after the lake near the city. From the main dock you can visit all the little islands settled down in this lake. In the city, there are many different museums and churches, which truly enable you to envision the colonial era in Mexico. There is also a market where you can find wooden statues and beautiful colonial houses, or « casonas », that you can visit. This is also an attractive city during religious festivities, such as Día de Muertos or Semana Santa (in April), during which every corner is decorated.
In náhuatl, « the place where men become gods », was once one of the largest prehispanic Mesoamerican cities. An hour away from the capital, this city is famous for its pyramids, which, during spring and autumn equinox, are known for providing good energy to its visitors. Next to the pyramids are located the cities of Teotihuacán de Arista and San Martín de la Pirámides, where you can find many hotels. In these cities you can also enjoy its numerous restaurants where visitors taste representative meals, such as « mixiotes » or « barbacoa ».
- Mexico City
There are hundreds of cities to visit in the country, but people can’t leave Mexico without visiting its capital. It is known for being the city with the most museums, displaying a wide range of artistic and historical expositions, on the American continent. It is an enormous city, where you can go both to upscale regions, such as Polanco, and to more traditional ones, such as Coyoacan. Mexican culture is present almost everywhere, and you can taste almost any mexican meal you can think of in different restaurants. It is a city you can’t visit in one day, but in weeks, if not months. The most important places to visit are the « Zócalo », and downtown area in general, Coyoacán, for its cultural offer, Xochimilco, and as many museums as you can.
– by Wendy T.