Discover northern and central Mexico’s splendid colonial cities, and explore historic centres filled with ornate churches and mansions, shady squares and courtyards, each with a distinct character. Stay in charming character hotels or luxurious colonial properties to become fully immersed in local culture.
To the north-west of Mexico City lie Querétaro, which played a key role in Mexico’s history, the artists’ town of San Miguel de Allende, and the former silver-mining towns of Guanajuato and Zacatecas. Explore rose-tinted Morelia, with its grand colonial buildings, and the indigenous communities of picturesque lakeside Pátzcuaro. Meanwhile, Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, offers fine museums and galleries, good restaurants and is the heartland of mariachi music and tequila, a contrast to the tranquil and charming city of Colima and the verdant volcanic scenery of its surrounding areas.