The 10 New Magical Towns of Mexico
During the National Fair of Magical Towns 2018, held in Michoacán, 10 new appointments were announced. Take a look.
Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila
Just put your feet in the main square of the town, your buildings will capture your attention. You will not be able to take your eyes off the Parroquia de Santa Rosa de Lima, built in 1939. You will also be attracted by its rustic kiosk surrounded by groves. Visit the La Cascada Park, known for its vegetation and the purity of its waters. It is said that Coahuila is one of the states with the best meats in Mexico, so it is necessary to savor its juicy red meats, as well as its pork rinds. Try also their chorizo and its cheeses, famous for their incomparable flavor. And if you love bread, do not leave without tasting their pulque bread and their piloncillo and walnut empanadas.
Nombre de Dios, Durango
You find it just 20 minutes from the capital of the state and, without a doubt, the first place to take your feet is the place El Saltito, integrated by ancient forests of sabinos, as well as three impressive waterfalls. It is impossible not to marvel at its beautiful viceroyal churches dating from 1555. A visit to the temples of San Francisco and Jesus of Nazareno is mandatory. If you feel that your appetite is open, try the gorditas and the mezcal of the region, which have a reputation for exquisite and unforgettable. You can not say that you were in Nombre de Dios if you do not try their crystallized sweets, preserves and fruity wine that is produced here.
This magical town has great historical richness. Proof of this is the archaeological zone located in the foothills of the Cerro de los Remedios, which is currently in the process of being restored. One of the must-sees of the region is the Parroquia de San Francisco de Asís, attractive and admired for its baroque style. And if it is about crafts, it is unforgivable to leave without visiting at least one of the workshops of craftsmen in which the molcajetes of different shapes and sizes that have made the place famous are produced. It is also necessary to know and taste their ceremonial tortillas, in which each family that produces them stamps their own stamp to thank in this way the blessings received.
It stands out for its artisanal tradition of pottery and pottery, and to prove it, it is enough to take a tour of the Regional Museum of Ceramics, where you will find handicrafts from the 17th and 19th centuries. And to relax and let yourself be seduced by the charm of Tlaquepaque, nothing better than sitting in the Jardín Hidalgo, where most traditional festivities take place. You will feel the magic of this town flowing by contemplating its fruit trees and colorful flowers. Right next to the Hidalgo Garden is the Parroquia de San Pedro, whose construction dates back to the 18th century and combines different architectural styles. Of course, you can not leave without visiting his tianguis "El Parián", founded in 1878 and where food, handicrafts, and other products are sold.
It is easy to fall in love with Zimapán at first sight, thanks to its beautiful natural landscapes. This Magical Town welcomes you with a path of hills that relaxes you and enchant you. Here one of your first tours should be El Infiernillo Dam, where you will see majestic rock formations up to 400 meters high. In the center of this town, it is necessary to take a look at the Parish of San Juan Bautista, carved in a pink quarry and with Baroque style. A few steps from there, you will be amazed by the second largest tree in the country: a Moctezuma cypress of 25 meters and 500 years old. Do not leave without visiting the National Park of the Mármoles, which is part of the Sierra Madre Oriental.
Amealco de Bonfil, Querétaro
It is the birthplace of the Otomi handmade dolls that we see throughout Mexico, those with colorful attire, braids, and very red lips. The visit to the artisanal market of this town is obligatory, as well as one to the Parish of Santa María, located in the heart of this Magical Town and whose architecture combines the neoclassical and baroque styles. Check the cultural billboard to not miss the video mapping they do on the Parish of Santa María. It is essential to visit the Museum of Artisan Doll "Ricardo Pozas Arciniega", which houses more than 300 pieces. Do not leave without trying their mole of turkey, typical of the region and delight of the palates for its exquisite flavor.
Its natural landscapes, cuisine, and history will make you fall in love at first sight. As soon as you arrive, try to pay a visit to the Museum of Compostela, since a large archaeological and historical collection of the city is gathered here. Another of its great attractions are its beaches of turquoise waters and brown sand, which are also ideal for diving, snorkeling, surfing and more.
Aquismón, San Luis Potosí
Located in the Huasteca Potosina, among its beautiful natural landscapes you can find the caves of Mantetzulel and the imposing Tamul waterfall. Here you can rappel or go kayaking on the river. Its impressive forest of oak and pine seduces the senses. Another of the wonders of this Magical Town is the Sótano de las Golondrinas, considered the sixth largest abyss in the world. In this place, when the sun rises, the swallows leave in flocks heading to Tamaulipas in search of food and return at dusk. Without a doubt, a gift for the eyes.
Bustamante, Nuevo León
Located an hour and a half from the city of Monterrey, this Magical Town has many attractions to offer. From the beginning, there are the Bustamante Grottos, natural formations in caverns of unparalleled beauty. Another of the unforgettable natural landscapes is the Canyon and Ojo de Agua San Lorenzo, where you will find spellbinding trees and natural pools, landscapes that undoubtedly invite you to rest. It is recommended that you stay in a cabin to feel in full contact with the nature of this region. Do not leave without trying their exquisite walnut candies, in addition to their bread seasoned with sweet piloncillo. And to enjoy it in all its splendor, visit Bustamante during the festivities of the patron saint, from July 28 to August 6.
It is one of the main scenarios of religious tourism in the state, just 10 minutes from the capital of Zacatecas. Here you will find beautiful and majestic religious enclosures, such as the Convent of Our Lady of Guadalupe, jewel of the sacred art of the 17th century and where the Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Chapel of Naples and the Museum of Guadalupe are located; the latter shelters in its interior the largest collection of viceregal painting in all of Latin America. Do not leave without paying a visit to the Sanctuary of Santo Niño de las Palomitas, one of the most venerated images of Zacatecas. You will also find various silverware workshops in which you can not only acquire pieces of unparalleled beauty and craftsmanship but also contemplate the work of the creators.