Most Beautiful and Best Cities to Visit in Mexico- Ngtraveller
Mexico is known for its delicious foods, cultural festivals, and some of the most stunning landscapes in Central America. Apart from that, the country has a long history of various civilizations and Spanish colonization, which led to the development of cities and remarkable architecture. To help you get around the country and discover amazing cities, we've put together a list. Here are 10 beautiful cities to visit in Mexico.
Ciudad de México (Mexico City)
With a population of nearly 9 million, Mexico City is an overwhelming world full of smells, sounds, and attractions. But feel free to delve into this lively environment, as the Mexican capital is one of the country's cultural treasures and one of the most picturesque cities.
Centro is the perfect place to enjoy the historic atmosphere of Mexico City. For a proper introduction to Mexico's largest city, head to Plaza de la Constitución. This massive plaza is surrounded by impressive structures, including the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City and the National Palace.
Another example of beautiful architecture in Mexico City is the Palacio de Bellas Artes (shown below), a large theater with a concert hall that belongs to one of the most incredible places in the world. Just a few steps away, you'll find the Casa de los Azulejos, or La Casa de los Azulejos, an exquisitely decorated 16th-century home that can be turned into a fairy tale of its appearance.
San Luis Potosí
San Luis Potosí is a city in the heart of Mexico with a population of more than 800,000. The metropolitan area is an excellent example of a Spanish colonial settlement, with its impressive cathedrals and spacious plazas.
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Although the city is surrounded by arid landscapes, San Luis Potosí itself is a cultural center for the region of the same name. Embark on a trip downtown, where impressive Baroque buildings have made this city a place on the UNESCO Heritage List. The Metropolitan Cathedral is the luminous center of San Luis Potosí. Within walking distance of this 17th-century masterpiece, you'll find charming cobbled streets, hidden cafes, and parks that give this city a laid-back vibe. Stroll through the picturesque Plaza del Carmen and enter the Museo Regional Potosino to learn more about this Mexican region.
Just a few hours' drive from San Luis Potosí is Zacatecas, a city that financed its impressive architecture thanks to the silver mining industry that thrived here. Zacatecas is located in a valley, and while traveling here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the hills. Zacatecas became an important religious nerve center under Spanish rule, and the old part contained no less than 15 Catholic complexes. Zacatecas Cathedral is a must-see for all visitors, and art lovers will delight in the work of world-class artists on display at the Pedro Coronel Museum.
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Take the cable car up to the elevated part of Zacatecas and see all the beauty of the city from above.
Oaxaca is one of the culinary capitals of Mexico, with specialties such as mole (spicy sauce), empanadas and tamales originating from here. But in addition to eating delicious regional dishes, the main city of Oaxaca has quaint shops, ancient architecture, and festivities that emphasize the rich culture of Oaxaca. Most of the highlights are concentrated in the Centro and Reforma neighborhoods, with the Zócalo Oaxaca square and the Templo de Santo Domingo religious complex attracting the most attention. Oaxaca has lots of narrow and colorful streets that you can wander around for hours.
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See the city from a different perspective at the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden, where native plants and flowers showcase the biodiversity of the Oaxaca region.
Taxco - According to the Department of Tourism, one of the "Pueblos Mágicos" or magical towns of Mexico. A walk through the city soon reveals why Taxco deserves this honorable title. This colonial settlement has classic houses with orange tiled roofs, a prominent cathedral and extravagant silver jewelry. Its proximity to Mexico City makes Taxco a popular destination for weekend excursions and day trips.
See the city from a bird's eye view at the Cristo Rey Monument, an observation deck with an imposing statue of Christ and unspoiled views. In the center, the Iglesia de Santa Prisca de Taxco is one of the notable buildings that was financed by lucrative silver mining.