Archeological sites, National Parks, Biosphere Reserves, Protected Natural Areas and “magical towns” in the Pueblos Mágicos program come together in the state of Hidalgo. It owes much of its charm to its long mining traditions and boasts spas built around hot springs, stunning heights and deep valleys.
For visitors the territory can be divided into corridors offering different varieties of entertainment, culture and adventure, providing a long list of Hidalgo’s diverse enchantments.
Guanajuato architecture is a visual feast of symmetrical and asymmetrical buildings. Each space in the Guanajuato historical center expresses various forms of Baroque art from the colonial period, which is found predominantly in the buildings of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato, the “Templo de San Diego” church, the Plaza de la Paz, the Municipal Government Palace, the Casa del Conde Rul, and the Legislative Palace.
There are also the Templos de La Compañía (Jesuit churches), built between 1745 and 1765, as well as La Valenciana church built between 1765 and 1768: prime examples of Mexico’s Churrigueresque architectural style. Other historic buildings in Guanajuato show off the city’s beautiful architecture and wealth, such as the Boca del Infierno, a vertiginous mineshaft descending almost 2,000 feet, with a 40-foot diameter.
Befitting its status as a world heritage zone, Guanajuato, Mexico, has many secrets to reveal: narrow alleys, churches, museums, and buildings with a mix of colors and symmetries. It is a city rich with history and legends. Located in the north of Mexico, Guanajuato translates to “the hilly place of frogs” in Tarascan. The first settlers in the area were the Chichimecs, who were followed by the Aztecs; in 1546, the Spanish arrived to mine the region’s gold and silver.
Guanajuato’s city streets are labyrinthine and reminiscent of the medieval quarters of Seville, Granada, or Fez. The town was founded in 1554 and, over the course of its long history, has borne witness to key moments in Mexico’s history and holds clues to the country’s past.
The State of Mexico is one of the most important on a national level given that several of its municipalities combine with the Federal District to form Mexico City, one of the largest and most populous metropolitan areas in the world, making it a key player in the country’s economic development.
The beauty of its roads and villages makes this state one that fills the hearts of visitors with the purest spirit of Mexico. After visiting the State of Mexico, you’ll want to come back for more adventures and new experiences.
Bordering the state of Yucatan on the northeast, the state of Campeche’s history, culture, and nature come
together amid luxuriant vegetation, calm waters, and legendary stories, creating an enigmatic destination with fertile land and unparalleled ecological reserves.
San Francisco de Campeche’s history (the state capital) is etched on the remains of the wall used as protection from pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries when the port was still an important trading post. Located in the southern corner of the Gulf of Mexico, the capital safeguards its history with two fortresses, seven towers, and three batteries, representing the period’s military architecture.