This prosperous industrial city is home to more than half of the state's population. Despite its messy outer (defined by ring roads), at its heart are a fine plaza and handsome colonial buildings. Museums are its strong point: the Museo de la Muerte well justifies a visit, as do those devoted to José Guadalupe Posada and Saturnino Herrán.
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Creative nation: Mexico's artistic genius
Ever since pre-Hispanic times, the Mexican people have shown an innate talent for artistic representation and a keen eye for color.