Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Aguascalientes

Museo Nacional de la Muerte

This is one 'near death' experience not to be missed. The Museo Nacional de la Muerte exhibits all things relating to Mexico's favorite subject – death – from the skeleton La Catrina to historic artifacts. The conte…
Top Choice Museum in Zacatecas

Museo Rafael Coronel

The amazing Museo Rafael Coronel is not to be missed. Imaginatively housed in the ruins of the lovely 16th-century Ex-Convento de San Francisco, it houses Mexican folk art collected by the Zacatecan artist Rafael Co…
Top Choice Museum in Querétaro

MUCAL

The first of its kind in the world, this extraordinary museum is the labor of love of its owner Señor Landin, whose family has been producing calendars in Mexico for decades. There are two parts to the museum: 19 ex…
Winery in Dolores Hidalgo

Cuna De Tierra

The first and biggest winery in Guanajuato opened in 2005, heralding the reintroduction of wine production in the area two hundred years after the Spanish banned it (they insisted on Mexicans drinking only Spanish w…
Museum in Guanajuato

Parador Turístico Sangre de Cristo

Three museums in one newly built complex in the hills above Guanajuato. One collection explores the mining history of the region. The second has a couple of dozen mummies discovered in local churches (they look pret…
Nature Reserve in Northeast Querétaro State

Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Established in 1997, and now run by CONANP (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas), the Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda, in the rugged Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, covers the northeastern thir…
Gardens in San Miguel de Allende

Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio

Northeast of town (1.5km) is the 88-hectare botanic garden, also a wildlife and bird sanctuary, plus recreational and ceremonial space. Pathways head through wetlands and magnificent areas of cacti and native plants…
Ruins in Guanajuato State

Cañada de la Virgen

Opened in 2011 after years of excavation and negotiations with the owner (who donated the site to the government), the Cañada de la Virgen is an intriguing pre-Hispanic pyramid complex and former ritual and ceremoni…
Mine in Zacatecas

Mina El Edén

Visiting one of Mexico's richest mines (1586−1960s) provides an insight into a source of wealth and the terrible price paid for it. Digging for hoards of silver, gold, iron, copper and zinc, enslaved indigenous peop…
Church in San Miguel de Allende

Sanctuario de Atotonilco

The hamlet of Atotonilco, 11km north of San Miguel and 3km west of the Dolores Hidalgo highway, is dominated by an extremely important sanctuary, at least in the eyes of Mexicans. The sanctuary was founded in 1740 a…