The 15 Most Beautiful cities in Mexico

Beyond the stereotypes or problems that we encounter every day on social media, television, news, or even in movies, Mexico is a beautiful country. A lot of cities have true architectural and cultural jewels, so here we bring you the 15 most beautiful cities in Mexico.

The most beautiful cities in Mexico:

1. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

It is a cosmopolitan city of more than 130 thousand inhabitants, 10% of them foreigners. In 2008 it was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and as ” The Best City in the World ” by Codé Nast Traveler magazine, above Paris, San Sebastián, Santa Fe, Florence and Vienna. Do you think it deserves to be among the most beautiful cities to visit in Mexico?

2. Guadalajara, Jalisco

It’s a big city! (the 3rd biggest one in Mexico). They have the best tequila, cultural centers, plazas and universities, excellent restaurants, weather and a lot of beautiful “tapatía” women. It is also the gateway to destinations such as Puerto Vallarta. Here you will surely fall in love!

3. Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca

Walking through Oaxaca is like being in a great museum, on one hand its colonial heritage and on the other the pre-Hispanic Mexico in its gastronomy, traditions and its people. You have to come to believe it!

4. Guanajuato, Guanajuato

Guanajuato is the host city of the International Cervantino Festival, a World Heritage City and capital of a state that receives more than 20 million tourists per year. If you want to discover what makes the city of Guanajuato incredible, be sure to visit it. Surely you must also include it in your list of the most beautiful cities in Mexico.

5. Puebla, Puebla

When one thinks of Puebla, the first thing one remembers are the delights of its gastronomy, the typical candies, the eggnog, the talavera and its landscapes full of churches. Puebla is also a World Heritage City, its historic center has beautiful monuments of colonial architecture. You must visit it!

6. Merida, Yucatan

In the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula you will find the beautiful Merida. One more city to enjoy good food, snacks and the charms of Yucatan. It is also a place of contrasts, where you’ll find what is typical of a modern city, but with colonial touches such as its famous Paseo de Montejo avenue, people who speak the Mayan language, women with huipils and men with guayaberas.

The weather is hot most of the year, but you will find cool mansions converted into hotels like the Misión Mérida, among others. It’s worth it!

7. Ciudad de Mexico CDMX (Mexico City)

The country’s capital and biggest city is an architectural “miracle” in every way. To begin with, it was founded by the Mexicas on a large lake, and was later destroyed in colonial times. There are still vestiges and customs of both periods in history that blend with contemporary and modern Mexico.

Walk from the historic center to Paseo de la Reforma to discover its innumerable museums and realize that each corner and building has a story or legend to tell.

It is not called the “City of Palaces” for nothing, it’s one of the largest in the world and one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. If you still don’t visit this metropolis, what are you waiting for?

8. Morelia, Michoacan

Morelia was one of the most important cities in the Viceroyalty of New Spain, which is why it inherited a beautiful colonial architecture that is reflected in more than 1,400 buildings, an aqueduct, squares, and parks. It is a city that also stands out for its gastronomy and is also a World Heritage Site.

9. Zacatecas, Zacatecas

Zacatecas is one of the most beautiful cities in northern Mexico, its capital has corners that will undoubtedly make you relive the Mexico of the past,  its hospitality, gastronomy, architecture and traditions make it without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. 

10. Queretaro, Queretaro

The Historic Center of Queretaro is also a proud World Heritage Site, it is a city that has peculiar landscapes, wrought iron kiosks, stone buildings and structures built between the 17th and 18th centuries. Its excellent climate makes it pleasant to visit at any time of the year. Come and try their delicious Queretaro enchiladas, cheeses, dried meats, escamoles and other delicacies of their gastronomy. You’ll love it!

11. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

Monterrey is the most avant-garde city in Mexico. It is a place where you can find a large livestock exhibition as well as a business or technology event, as well as admire the view of the city from your hotel or climb the hill of La Silla. This northern city is dotted with contrasts and traditions, it is worth taking a look around. Up the north!

12. Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes is a cultural city, it boasts a great artistic tradition and architectural jewels of incalculable value. Its San Marcos Fair receives more than 8 million visitors every year. Enjoy its theaters, markets, museums, temples, excellent wines and also pleasant climate. The provincial atmosphere you need!

13. San Luis Potosi, SLP

Only a man from Potosi like Francisco González Bocanegra could have had the feeling to compose the Mexican National Anthem. A neighbor of nine states, San Luis Potosí, in the heart of Mexico, is a multicultural region, with a varied gastronomy and that stands out for its baroque architecture in its buildings. Since 2010, its historic center is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

14. Campeche, Campeche

The “Malecón de Campeche” is 5.5 kilometers long, it is one of the most beautiful I have seen. The Forts and the bastions with their museums are a must. This city, a World Heritage Site, was once completely walled. Take a walk through its historic center and enjoy its colorful houses and finish off in a restaurant to delight your palate with good seafood and your favorite beer.

15. Cozumel, Quintana Roo

The city of San Miguel de Cozumel has a beautiful view of the sea. Its “Malecón” invites you to walk every afternoon to contemplate a sunset, which almost always includes one or more cruise ships anchored in front of the island. It is a paradise for those who like diving and for those who want to rest for a few days in total relaxation in the Caribbean.

Mexico is a wonderful country, and as I mentioned at the beginning, this ranking of the most beautiful cities in Mexico will always be incomplete, new places, and new experiences await us, we must go out and discover them!

What do you think is the most beautiful city in Mexico?

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