Mexico is a very big country to cover all of its interesting places in one go. When planning your trip to Mexico, take a look at our selection of the ten most beautiful cities in Mexico.Which city in Mexico do we like best? Or which ones do we recommend to visit? These are very difficult questions. If possible, visit everyone in turn!Our list is alphabetical, not in order of preference.
The city itself may not seem as charming as other cities on this list. But walking along its streets, looking at the frescoes of the government palace and going a little deeper into simple quarters, you begin to feel its special charm. Plaza Patria is a central tourist spot in the city.
A good time to come to Aguascalientes is to visit the San Marcos fair. But even without the fair, Jardin de San Marcos is perhaps the city’s best attraction. The garden is full of cute squirrels that will greet you throughout the walk.
Ciudad de México (CDMX) / Mexico City
The capital of the country is huge, and in a huge metropolis, it is difficult to choose one thing that you like. Mexico City has an endless number of places that you will remember for their beauty, national flavor and historical value. To see even the main sights of Mexico City, even a week is not enough. You have to come back here again and again.
At CDMX (as the Federal District of Mexico is now called), you can visit the Chapultepec Castle, the Los Pinos Cultural Center (which was the home of the presidents), the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the historic center, and the Ministry of Education building, see the frescoes of Diego Rivera. The Museum of Anthropology and the Cathedral are also must-sees. And the list is endless. It is the diversity of choice that makes Mexico City one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
The pearl of Mexico, the capital of the state that gave us tequila and many Mexican traditions. Like Mexico City, this is a city where the number of historical sites and monuments is off the charts. In the historic center, must-see Plaza de Armas, Teatro Degollado, several cathedrals.
Also not to be missed is the guided tour of the municipal market. You may want to bring along traditional Mexican clothing, textiles, or the beautiful handicrafts for which the state of Jalisco is so famous.
Although it is the capital of the state, without the feeling of a huge city, its center is so rich in history, colors and beauty that Guanajuato is considered almost the most Mexican city, a concentrate of Mexican traditions. Be sure to walk through its alleys, starting with the famous Alley of Kisses. It’s completely safe and very romantic!
There is a tradition in Guanajuato: where students of music schools and bands just take to the streets and give their music to all passers-by. Walking around the city, go up to the Pipila monument; a beautiful view of the city opens up from here – it’s an explosion of colors.
And if you’re brave enough, you can take a guided tour of the Guanajuato Mummies Museum, which has even been featured in films such as The Saint vs the Guanajuato Mummies.
The so-called “white city” – the capital of the state of Yucatan, is considered one of the safest cities in Mexico. Everything that surrounds the Plaza de Armas already deserves an unconditional visit. One of the main historical symbols of Merida is the Casa de Montejo mansion, as well as the Palacio de Gobierno, within the walls of which the government offices of the Yucatan state are located. Don’t miss the free activities offered by the city’s tourist office, such as the Vaqueria dance. The best place for walking will be the historic Paseo de Montejo boulevard. At the end of the 19th century, the wealthiest citizens built their luxurious mansions on this street. On the boulevard is the splendid Palacio Canton, which is now home to the Regional Museum of Anthropology.
In addition, when visiting Merida, do not forget to try such masterpieces of Yucatec cuisine as papadsouls, panuchos, cochinita pibil and others.
The city where the hero of Mexican Independence, Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, was born. Visiting its historic center, we will see very cute beautiful churches, parks and the Roses winter garden. The Morelia aqueduct is featured on the 50 peso note – you will definitely see it too.
It is also worth visiting the Michoacan Museum of Crafts in the former convent of San Francisco, where you will definitely buy something to remember the city.
The city is famous for its Battle of May 5, which ended in victory over the French troops. Located between four volcanoes, Puebla is considered the Baroque cradle of Mexico. The Baroque Cathedral is very popular among tourists. Nearby is the Municipal Palace of Elizabethan architecture. The Sugar House (Casa del Alfenike) is another famous Baroque building. Among other unusual and beautiful buildings, we note the House of the Dolls.
For handicrafts, especially Talavera, head to El Parian. There are artisan workshops and markets, and you will find many of the very beautiful authentic things that Puebla is so famous for.
Querétaro is considered by some to be the most beautiful and most historic city in Mexico. In this city, the capital of the state of the same name, in addition to visiting the historical center, which is very beautiful and colorful, it is also worth visiting Cerro de las Campana. This is the place where Maximilian of Habsburg was shot and where the history of Mexico took a decisive turn towards final independence.
Walking along the streets of the historic center, we advise you to eat melted pastries or delicious tamales. Just sitting in the park on a park bench and watching the world spin – in Queretaro, it is especially pleasant to do this.
San Luis Potosí
San Luis Potosi can rightfully be called a synonym for beautiful architecture. One of the oldest colonial cities in Mexico, it was once an important center for silver mining and even the seat of government. This is a city that immediately captivates with its squares, gardens and churches. You want to come back to the historical center again and again. San Luis Potosi has more historic squares than any other colonial city in Mexico. Plaza de Armas is the most visited square in the city. Pay attention to San Francisco Park with its University Walk.
If you have time, you can take a walk in Tangamanga Park, which, after Chapultepec, is one of the largest in Mexico. And if you are lucky enough to attend such an event as the projection of lights on the facade of Templo Del Carmen or Fiesta de Luz, the vivid impressions of the city will last for a long time!
San Miguel de Allende
The hometown of the hero of Independence, Miguel Allende, is located in the state of Guanajuato. When this state was the center of silver mining in Mexico, hence the wealth and beauty of the local cities. Up to 90% of San Miguel de Allende’s attractions are within walking distance of the city center. Don’t miss the Parish of San Miguel Archangel (Church of St. Michael the Archangel), a must-see postcard from the city, and the Municipal Palace or the Temple of Oratory.
Walking around the center, you will notice that the dominant colors are yellow and ocher. This is one of the cities in Mexico, where the feeling that it is “made for tourists” does not leave because the coloring of some buildings is so beautiful. It is one of those cities where a significant proportion of the resident population is foreigners, especially Americans.