Beautiful beaches, amazing scenery, and large cliffs are some of the top tourist attractions of Mexico. Also, there are many places to visit in Mexico to enjoy the culture of this place. In fact, cultural and ancient Mayan history has made Mexico a popular tourist destination. Mexico is a land of colors and contrasts.
The overcrowded beaches invite you to the quiet colonial towns, while the settlements open up to the jungle where beautiful parrots and monkeys live. In Mexico, the majestic mountains stretch to far places. Also, you can see other tourist attractions of Mexico, like the ruins of the Mayan city, which were discovered outside the modern metropolises. Here are some of these tourist attractions of Mexico.
Puebla The Colonial City
Founded in central Mexico in the year 1531, Puebla is the sixth largest city in the country, with a population of over 2 million people. Its strategic location has made it an important city and one of the tourist attractions of Mexico. Today, this beautiful colonial city is a host to many hungry travelers and is, therefore, one of the best places to visit in Mexico for Mexican food.
If you have a trip to this city, try the traditional Mexican food called ‘Mole Poblano.’ According to locals, this dish is the invention of this city. Try standing in the shadow of the Popocatépetl volcano and visit the Catedral de Puebla. This temple has onyx statues and a domed ceiling patterned from Rome’s St. Peter’s. The city of Cholula is near this city and has large pyramids that are worth seeing them. This structure has been ignored for centuries by many seekers.
Mérida Known as The White City
The nickname for this place is The White City. Mérida is the capital of Yucatán. This city was built in 1542 by Spanish conquerors above the ancient Mayan city and had many features of colonial times. One of these buildings includes the former Conquistador leader’s palace. The main square of the city, called El Zocalo, is home to many historic structures, such as the 16th Century Cathedral, the Governor’s Palace, and the Old Town Hall. The tree-lined streets of El Pasea Montejo, with its beautiful mansions, mark the city’s former glory. After a warm day, this street can be a beautiful place for a stroll.
Taxco for Buying Silver Jewelry
Travelers who love silver jewelry can visit this city because Taxco is famous for its silver work. Located in the north of the state of Guerrero, it is the first and most important mining area around. Today, its streets are filled with stones, large colonial houses with balconies full of colorful flowers, small squares, and silver workshops, making it one of the most popular places to visit in Mexico. Churches such as St. Prisca’s reflect the Baroque architectural style of this city. Holy Week is a good time to visit Taxco because there is a celebration during which people will spectacularly display their faith and belief.
Copper Canyon in Chihuahua
The Copper Canyon, in Chihuahua, is one of the more challenging tourist attractions of Mexico and is a series of narrow valleys that are larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon in the United States. The canyon is located in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains and is named after its greenish-copper color. The most common way to explore this gorge is a route called Chihuahua al Pacifico. The route crosses 37 bridges and 86 tunnels and is 2400 meters high, so a beautiful view of the canyon can be seen from there. Most adventurers enjoy hanging from bridges, rock climbing, and hiking in this canyon.
Guanajuato with Beautiful Architecture
Guanajuato is the capital of the state with the same name. It contains a lot of fascinating and amazing tourist attractions of Mexico. Paving sidewalks, street cafes, and some stunning Baroque-style architecture in North America have given this city a European feel. It also has underground tunnels that serve as roads, making this a unique location worldwide.
It was founded in the year 1559; Guanajuato City was soon renowned for its gold and silver mines. Some mines can also be visited by tourists. The La Valencia mine is one of those mines, and it is the richest silver mine in the world. Next to the mine is the Church of San Quito, which is well-decorated with gold and silver. The city is the best place to enjoy traditional mariachi music.
Oaxaca near Sierra Madre Mountains
This city is also the state capital of a district with the same name, located in a valley below the Sierra Madre Mountains. Colonial architecture, archaeological sites, a peaceful atmosphere, and a good day at the Festival of the Dead make this city one of the best places to visit in Mexico. At the heart of Oaxaca, there is a beautiful square called Zócalo, where tourists can admire beautiful colonial landmarks such as Templo de Santo Domingo, the Tour Museum, and the souvenir shops. Also, visitors can see the beautiful valleys in Monte Albán.