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Mexico’s Magical Colonial Cities – 6 Must See Cities

Mexico has joined the list of countries that has opened its borders to South African tourists. Mexico, the land of extremes – known for its high mountains, deep canyons, vast deserts and lush rainforests, is a traveller’s dream!

Experience the seemingly endless sunshine, stunning scenery, and beautiful sandy beaches with Globus Tours.

Here are some of the highlights that the Mexico Magical Colonial Cities Tour has to offer:

1

MEXICO CITY

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Guided sightseeing at the City of Palaces, Mexico City, includes exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 15 square kilometers that hosts more than 1,400 important colonial buildings from the 16th to the 19th century. Here you will find most of Mexico City’s top attractions, such as the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Templo Mayor with its Aztec relics.

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SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

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Famous for its Spanish Baroque architecture, flourishing arts scene, and cultural festivals, San Miguel de Allende is Mexico’s most enticing getaway.  The San Miguel Allende walking tour includes the historic main square with Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel – a towering parish church known for its soaring pink spires. Visit the Fabrica la Aurora, a renovated textile mill housing cafes, shops and galleries with works by local artists in many mediums.

3

DOLORES HIDALGO

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Dolores Hidalgo is a city in central Mexico known as the birthplace of Mexico’s Independence. See the Independence Statue just as you enter the town, the Museo de la Independencia (Independence Museum) and Casa de Miguel Hidalgo – the place where priest Hidalgo lived.

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GUANAJUATO

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Guanajuato is a city best known for its Festival Cervantino – an arts festival that draws attendance from around the world. The Guanajuato walking tour includes the historic centre – the Basilica, the University, and the famous Callejon del Beso (the Alley of the Kiss).  See the city’s underground streets and panoramic views from the top of El Pipila.

5

TLAQUEPAGUE

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Tlaquepaque, meaning the “best of everything” is a traditional Mexican Village visitors return to again and again – to look and wander, to sample and buy, to eat, drink and refresh body and soul. Take a walk and visit Paco Padilla’s Taller de Ceramica (ceramic workshop) which includes a hands-on ceramic experience.

6

GUADALAJARA

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Guadalajara is a city in west-central Mexico.  Home to the Guadalajara Cathedral, that embraces outstanding mingling of different styles, particularly in its fine mostly Gothic interior.
Visit the Expiatory Temple, The Government Palace, the Teatro Degollado which is the city’s most important and beautiful performing arts venue and the Guadalajara Zoo to have an experience of a lifetime in Guadalajara.

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