Mexico Culture Towns and Holidays

Mexico Culture Towns is a guide to your cultural vacation in colonial Mexico. Mexico historical heritage is rich, with old traditions and colonial architecture that will fill your senses.

In this section you will also find the cities classified as Mexican World Heritage Cities by UNESCO. World Heritage Sites are included based on their attributes such as historical relevance, architecture, or cultural legacy.

Here are some of these particular towns for your Mexico travel experience. Since Mexico is such a large country, find below the most visited sites by region.

Central Mexico Culture Towns

San Miguel de Allende San Miguel de Allende*

Central Mexico has incredible colonial cities with vast historic places to visit. They provide a real Mexico experience and combine the historic buildings with the commodities of a city such as world class restaurants, and hotels. You can also find the traditional town fair or the special celebrations. All of these towns in central Mexico are in a relative short distance between each other. It is ideal to rent a car or to travel by bus.

Southern Mexico Culture Towns

Taxco View Taxco View*

The south has diverse climates with an amazing ecosystem. The cities in this area create an atmosphere of tranquility and more typical way of life, except Mexico City. There are a variety of cities, from the monumental Mexico City, the traditional Puebla to the picturesque Taxco. They all offer a different view of Mexico.

Yucatan Peninsula Culture Towns

Campeche Campeche*

The Yucatan Peninsula is famous for its world class resorts in Cancun, Cozumel and the Mayan Riviera. But the colonial towns have their charm; you can visit the fortified city of Campeche, or the "white city" of Merida. The food in Merida is fabulous and different from food in other parts of Mexico. The city of Merida is easily accessible from the beach resorts by car, bus or even tours from Cancun. In this area of Mexico there is so much culture and you can combine a beach vacation with archeological expeditions and a colonial city trip.

For information about their location see this Yucatan Peninsula Map

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