Mexico has 111 destinations considered Magical Towns, which stand out from the tourist offer to have unique attributes in areas such as culture, traditions, cuisine, and architecture. Some of them are recognized places even before reaching the denomination, while others are less explored places that remain ready to be discovered.
If you have an adventurous spirit, we invite you to visit some of the lesser-known Magical Towns, which, like the most popular, preserve the beauty of its streets, the sympathy of its people and particular attractions that allowed them to reach such a category. Remember: There is no better way to know our country than through the optics provided by the Magic Towns.
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1.- Yuriria, Guanajuato
huge convent that looks like a fairytale castle and an artificial lagoon, make this place a destination full of ideal landscapes to fall in love with. Here you will breathe the tranquility of its streets and you will see that time seems to have frozen. You have to know this magical place in Guanajuato.
2.- San José de Gracia, Aguascalientes
It is a simple place recognized for hosting a large sculpture of Christ, which is located on an islet located in the Plutarco Elías Calles dam. Known as the “broken Christ”, this sculpture lacks the right leg and arm, hence the nickname it acquired among locals. The nature of Aguascalientes shows here its best side between rivers and the greenery of its vegetation.
3.- Nochistlán, Zacatecas
This place, whose origins are marked by the indigenous civilization of the caxcanes, today is a colorful town where the music sounds constantly thanks to the fact that they celebrate parties in honor of their saints; The landscape of the hills and the Sierra de Nochistlán, which seem to embrace the Magical Town, are unmissable.
4.- Huamantla, Tlaxcala
Here you can breathe colorful thanks to a celebration related to the world of bullfighting. Huamantla boasts the best celebrations in the country when the sawdust carpets come to life thanks to the skill of local craftsmanship hands. The brave festival goes through its streets and the volcanoes make an elegant appearance among the clouds, giving you elements that you will admire in your next visit.
Due to its location in the middle of the desert it would be thought that it is an inhospitable place, but its history is recorded in this member of the Magical Towns. A ravine several meters deep is crossed by a large wooden suspension bridge, which you can walk listening to the crunch before your steps. Grottos with secrets dating back millennia will be part of your discovery, plus you will be able to observe a privileged endemic flora and fauna.
6.- Zozocolco de Hidalgo, Veracruz
The Day of the Dead is approaching and this Magic Town celebrates it in a spectacular way. Altars, songs and stories in the local language will be part of what you can experience if you visit this locality in Veracruz. A way to know the strange cult of death with a bit of Mexican mischief.
7.- El Fuerte, Sinaloa
Before a blazing sun and the cooing of the rivers you will find “El Fuerte”, one of the Magical Towns of Sinaloa that combines the history of the indigenous cultures that inhabited the place and religious buildings of the Jesuits that today house some museums where you will know the importance of this magical place.
8.- Linares, Nuevo León
Charm and tranquility reign for many years here. Linares is now a well-known place where the sweetness springs, being in this place where the sweets of burnt milk of goat better known as “glories” are elaborated. Touring its historic center and its square while you enjoy a snow will be the perfect complement to spend an afternoon without worries.
9.- Tecate, Baja California
Undoubtedly one of the little known treasures of this state is Tecate, a small town that has the kindness of the land to create delicious wines, one of the largest beer plants, a resurgence of gastronomy and delicious artisanal bread. For the more adventurous, it is the right place to practice extreme sports among the semi-desert landscapes of La Baja, with its mountains and trails.
10.- Loreto, Baja California Sur
The fishing village of Loreto seems to have retained time. This place was the first settlement of La Baja Sur, having witnessed its evolution to the Sea of Cortez with abundant marine species that have sustained the community for years. Its crystal clear waters see the passage of the imposing whales year after year, and here the beaches do not ask for anything to the most paradisiacal places in the world. Visiting it is an essential point in any journey through La Baja.
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