Museum in Colima

Museo Regional de Historia de Colima

This excellent museum has an extensive collection of well-labeled artifacts spanning the region’s history, from ancient pottery to conquistadors’ armor to a 19th-century horse-drawn carriage. Don’t miss the ceramic …
Museum in Colima

Museo Universitario de Artes Populares

A pulpit for folk art including a slightly faded collection of masks, mojigangas (giant puppets), musical instruments, baskets, and wood and ceramic sculpture from every state in Mexico.
Gallery in Colima

Pinacoteca Universitaria Alfonso Michel

The modern entrance to this gallery leads into a 19th-century courtyard surrounded by four halls filled with surrealist art. Included are a permanent collection of paintings by Colima’s Alfonso Michel – whose work h…
Notable Building in Colima

Palacio de Gobierno

Local artist Jorge Chávez Carrillo painted the stairway murals in the Palacio de Gobierno to celebrate the 200th birthday of independence hero Miguel Hidalgo, who was once parish priest of Colima. The murals honor f…
Archaeological Site in Colima

La Campana

The low, pyramid-like structures at this modest archaeological site date from as early as 1500 BC. They have been excavated and restored, along with a small tomb and a ball court (unusual in western Mexico). The str…
Arts Center in Colima

La Artería

A wonderfully disheveled art collective that showcases anything that's new, innovative and probing in Colima. The inner courtyard with its performance space is surrounded by a small craft shop, a nano-brewery, a caf…
Cathedral in Colima


Light floods the cathedral from the dome windows of this would-be relic on the east side of Plaza Principal. It has been rebuilt several times since the Spanish first erected a cathedral here in 1527, most recently …