Mexico has retained much of its long history in its local cultures and continuing traditions. But nothing gives you such a strong sense of the past as the buildings created by successive generations of people.
The pyramids of the early Teotihuacans. for example, that pre-date even the Aztecs, are waiting for you at Santiago de Queretaro. The charming streets and gem-like squares in towns like San Miguel de Allende will take you to the heart of the colonial period, whilst the jumble of Guanajuato’s characterful buildings and the time-untouched Parzcuaro Santa Clara del Cobre, Zirahuen and the historic centre of Patzcuaro will keep your camera very busy.