Attractions

Museum in Colima

Museo Universitario de Artes Populares

Colima's best museum, this is a showcase for folk art including a superb collection of masks, mojigangas (giant puppets), musical instruments, baskets and wood and ceramic sculpture from every state in Mexico. There…
Archaeological Site in Colima

La Campana

The low, pyramid-like structures at this bell-shaped (thus campana) archaeological site date from as early as 1500 BC. They have been excavated since the 1930s and restored, along with a small shaft tomb with object…
Museum in Colima

Museo Regional de Historia de Colima

This excellent museum in rooms off a central patio has an extensive collection of well-labeled artifacts spanning the region’s history, from ancient pottery to conquistadors’ armor and a 19th-century horse-drawn car…
Archaeological Site in Colima

El Chanal

Some 4km northeast of Colima, this extensive site was settled some time around 1300 BC, reaching its zenith between AD 1100 and 1400. There are pyramid structures, a ball court, five patios and a small catchment to …
Gallery in Colima

Pinacoteca Universitaria Alfonso Michel

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

Cathedral

Light floods what is officially called the Basílica Menor Catedral de Colima from its circular dome windows on the northeast side of Plaza Principal. It has been rebuilt several times since the Spanish first erected…
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 in 1953 of independence hero Miguel Hidalgo, who once served as a parish priest in Colima. Th…