Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns)
Has become a favorite destination for travelers passionate about traditions and nature, because in this place the customs and the indigenous past coexist with the tourist offers related to ecotourism and gastronomy.
With the marvelous monolith, considered the third largest in the world, behind it, San Sebastian Bernal became the first Magical Town of Queretaro with its name in 2005.
Cadereyta de Montes is the characteristic town of the semi-desert of Queretaro. It was named a Magical Town in 2011 and is a traditional provincial municipality with old saddleries that work leather in different ways.
Chiapa de Corzo is one of the oldest cities in the continent, located on the right bank of the Grande or Grijalva River.
Colonial Comitán, Pueblo Mágico, heir to ancient indigenous settlements, was founded by the Dominicans shortly after the arrival of the Spaniards to the region of the Llanos in the 16th century.
With the most recent designation as a Magical Town, it demonstrates the reason for this distinction with the preservation of the Otomi gastronomy, its ancestral crafts, the molcajete, and the dance of the Chichimec’s Guamares.
Copainala is a town with history, we are the Zoque culture that remains alive, that is present, that speaks, lives, and transmits the knowledge inherited from our ancestors, preserving our traditions as they taught them to us.
Cordoba is the city of the 30 knights and cradle of the treaties that on August 24, 1821, gave us freedom and independence from the Spanish crown. This scenario of the story can be seen in the Portals of the Center of the city.
The first magical town of the State is the origin of great stories in Mexico, here the national independence movement began, and it is the birthplace of the greatest composer of popular music in Mexico José Alfredo Jiménez.
Magical Town of singular architecture in the State, where the mining splendor that the town had is still lived when visiting it.
Huamantla is an important settlement of Otomi origin founded in 1534. It was a major city in the east of the state, where a Franciscan convent was founded in the sixteenth century.
A place surrounded by water, quince fruit and walnuts. It is a privileged space to spend a few days and enjoy both the architectural heritage and the natural landscape, in addition to savoring the local cuisine.
Jalpan is the largest town in the Sierra Gorda, known for its subtropical climate and the exuberant nature that surrounds it.
Magical Town that has it all, here you can visit the Archaeological Zone of Cuauhtinchán, the only monolithic archaeological zone in America, when touring the historic center you cannot miss the Ex-Agustino Convent of the Transfiguration and admire the frescoes on the interior walls , yes like going to the flea market that still preserves ancient traditions such as the bartering of products.
An enigmatic town that has its origins in the Chichimecs land, it was once part of the mining abundance of the Viceregal and Porfiriato period.
A picturesque place nestled in the mountains, with historic buildings and a mosaic of traditions that have been lived through time; with neighborhoods full of devout and hospitable people, dedicated especially to the manufacture of handmade footwear, a symbolic attraction of this municipality.
The most musical “Pueblo Mágico” The musicians playing songs and “jarabes” make Nochistlán a place full of year-round excitement and celebration. This Zacatecan “Pueblo Mágico” maintains a clean image; a provincial air which invites travelers to stroll through the “Jardin Morelos” and its municipal market, and through its old and modern architecture. The San Francisco de Asis Chapel is a key landmark. This Pueblo Mágico was founded in 1532, that’s why it is considered the second oldest municipal head of Zacatecas. This town is surrounded by hills, where nopales (cactus) full of tuna and grana are grown. Today it conserves a clean image and a provisional air. With the passage of time this region was formed through characters like Francisco Tenamaxtle, of romerías ready to adorn the Virgen de Toyahua (Lady of Toyahua), musicians and the traditional dances as the “jarabe” that make this place full of joy and celebration throughout the year. – Typical of the Region In Nochistlán you can buy huaraches bordados from Zacatecas, backpacks from Ixtle and wooden chairs. – Gastronomy Its abundant gastronomy in flavors is derived from the richness of the land that is full of ingredients and with the mixture of dishes born […]
This beautiful Magical Town, better known as “La Ciudad de las Aguas Alegres”, is a splendid valley located in the central region of the High Mountains.
Recognized for its history, mysticism, and deep-rooted tradition of indigenous Totonac origin, Papantla is known as the “City that perfumes the World”.
Anyone who is passionate about nature will be conquered by the extraordinary landscapes and natural sites of Pinal de Amoles.
The most active “Pueblo Mágico” Life in Pinos is lived among mines, tunnels, dances, and colorful traditions. Pinos is a town that shares new secrets every time it is visited. The Spaniards and the Tlaxcaltecas left their mark in this town and this past is honored with drums, violins, rattles, and bells. Every weekend Pinos becomes increasingly full of movement and its squares fill up with people, being the most active Pueblo Mágico”. This Pueblo Mágico was founded in 1594, during the Colonial Period it was an important mining bastion integrated to the famous “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro”. The characteristic image of this town is a dozen chacuacos or chimneys that emerge among the old viceroyalty constructions. The tourist can stop to enjoy a harmonious time or walk through the streets towards the incredible historical buildings. In the surroundings you will find numerous workshops and ateliers that offer the typical clay jugs. This is how the landscape of the region was soon painted by haciendas that today are in ruins. – Typical of the region In this Pueblo Mágico are famous the jarritos and the handicrafts made of clay which are very useful as much in the kitchen as […]
Salvatierra was named a Magical Town back in 2012. The city has more than 300 buildings cataloged as historical of a great diversity.
San Joaquin is a Magical Town located in the Sierra Gorda Queretaro, known for its cool climate and wooded landscapes that surround this small town of mining origin, but its main characteristic is its huapango passion, which has given it the nickname of “cathedral of huapango”.
Two municipalities that share the designation in which you can live an experience as varied as it is fun, the must-see is to visit the imposing Archaeological Zone by walking the Calzada de los Muertos while admiring the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon; but the best view will undoubtedly be from the air when flying in a balloon.
Known for its beautiful and flowery cobblestone streets, Tequisquiapan is a place to stroll and enjoy the tranquility of provincial air, which combines the best of life outside the daily hustle and bustle of the city with the modernity of its gastronomic and tourist amenities.
One of its important activities is livestock, so it´s distinguished in the production of artisan cheeses, being located within a wooded area in the same way there are wood workshops and pulque production.
The place of the sun awaits you, Tonatico, a welcoming town where you can forget about the routine with its warm climate and its wooded and traditional red-tiled landscape
Entering an imposing forest, you will find this Magical Town well called the “World Capital of Charro Boots”, this due to its artisanal heritage of making leather goods that are used in the charrería, mainly booties, and because of the roots that exists from the practice of this National Sport.
Known as “the Jewel of Veracruz”, a title obtained mainly for its cultural syncretism, traditions, and customs preserved by its inhabitants to this day.
An amazing lagoon, the first hydraulic work in Latin America Is the natural environment of this Magical Town, complemented by the imposing Ex Convento Agustino from 1550.
Zozocolco, the Jewel of Totonacapan, is a corner born between pools and rivers that emerge from the mountains of the Sierra Madre Oriental, where deep roots of the pre-Hispanic culture that gave birth to it are still preserved.
The most Viceroyal “Pueblo Mágico” Guadalupe and Zacatecas City form together a metropolitan zone, the most populated settlement of the state. The grandeur of the “Pueblos Mágicos” can be seen in its vast novo-Hispanic heritage protected by the Museo de Guadalupe, in its gastronomical offer, the artisanship seen at la Casa Grande Tacoaleche, its ancient traditions that remain, and its mansions. The first settlement in this town was on July 16, 1578, it was named Guadalupe because of the sanctuary dedicated to the Lady of Guadalupe. The tourist importance extends to the surrounding communities where we will find some impressive cones that were used as grain storage. In the year 1660, a chapel dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen (Lady of Carmen) was built, remaining in ruins in the year 1680. Typical of the Region In the region of Guadalupe, in the heart of the municipality, the tourists can walk through the Jardin Juárez where we find the convent of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and inside the Capilla de Nápoles and it’s also host of the Museum of Guadalupe, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Gastronomy The gastronomy stands out by its different plates which are the birria, […]
The most joyful “Pueblo Mágico” The drumming, the joy, and the amicability of the Jerezians, along with its bohemian and romantic atmosphere have made Jerez a town where celebration never ends. This “Pueblo Mágico” also hosts the impressive Sierra de Cardos. The first town to be enrolled as part of the Pueblos Mágicos in Zacatecas, is located in an agricultural valley with great natural beauty. In Jerez there is always party, it has neoclassical style buildings which are witnesses to the stories that have been lived since its foundation. It has a dry and tempered climate, ideal for relaxation. One of the great musical riches offered by the Jerez community is the Cargadero, since it was here that different pre-Hispanic musical styles were fused to finally create the famous “Tamborazo Zacatecano”. – Typical of the Region In the Pueblo Mágico de Jerez we find typical handicrafts as the Filigrana which is a technique of a legendary Spanish silversmith. The Talabartería is another one of the famous crafts within the region and is used to create those beautiful embroidery of pita which is a fiber extracted from the maguey and that is ideal for designs in leather. Finally, there is […]
The most photogenic “Pueblo Mágico” Sombrerete’s elegant colonial appearance beautifies its wavy streets, which intersect with small squares and gardens. Shortly after its foundation, this “Pueblo Mágico” became an important mining settlement producing gold, silver, lead, tin, and mercury. The exploration of its ore veins gave life to one of the most picturesque and tradition-rich villages of the New Spain, traditions which are still preserved today. Furthermore, the National Park “Sierra de Órganos” shows a unique beauty with monumental rock formations of ancient volcanic origin, eroded by water and wind. This charming town was founded in 1555, it has an elegant colonial style physiognomy which beautifies its winding streets, interrupted by small squares and gardens. It is a mining town that produces gold, silver, lead, tin and mercury. With the exploitation of its veins it gave birth to one of the most picturesque and rich in tradition towns. The name “Sombrerete” was given thanks to a group of Spaniards who found a silver deposit and decided to settle there. When they looked at a nearby hill they exclaimed “Look at it, it looks like our hats” and that’s how the town got its name. – Typical of the Region Within […]
The most delicious “Pueblo Mágico” This beautiful city hosts orange trees that scent the air with their flowers. The city preserves its gargoyles made out of quarry and cultivates blue agave to produce white, “reposado”, or aged mezcal. Additionally, the town produces agave creams of different flavors, including coconut, coffee, passion fruit, pina colada, almond, and pine nut at the Don Aurelio factory, where it is also possible to get acquainted with the transformation process of this traditional beverage. This town was founded by Spaniards and is guarded by quarry gargoyles. In this town the field is fertile to sow the agave azul that finishes with the preparation of the mezcal, it is worth the trouble to know this Pueblo Mágico by its buildings of century XVIII, but above all to know its factories of mezcal. – Typical of the región In the region we find different typical flavors and craftsmanship. Regarding the flavors we can try the mezcal blanco, mezcal reposado or aged as well as the agave creams of different flavors like coconut, coffee, passion fruit among others. You can not miss the typical sweets such as dulce de leche, sweet potatoes, candies and others in the Mercado […]