Mexico is rich in beautiful colonial cities. But topping our table of favorites is San Miguel, which stands out for its vibrant, exciting atmosphere. Go to a gallery opening, watch traditional dance, have cocktails at a trendy new bar, or take a class. It’s all possible in San Miguel—and in beautiful surroundings, too.
You may not have heard of a few of our picks, such as Pátzcuaro or even nearby Morelia, both in west-central Mexico. Their expat communities are smaller and they’re a bit off the radar…but they offer magnificent colonial living. Really, for beautiful surroundings you can’t go wrong with any on this list—or with a dozen other scenic cities in Mexico.
Below is IL’s top 10 picks for the best colonial cities in Mexico.
1. San Miguel de Allende
5. San Cristóbal de las Casas
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