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    Magical Towns near Mexico City

    Alexia Arana

    Life in big cities tends to get a bit busy and that happens commonly in Mexico City, although it is a place full of art and wonders everywhere, sometimes a little break from the metropolis is needed and to get surrounded by nature is necessary.

    Whether you want to go away for a few days and not go far from the big city, then we tell you the Magical Towns closest to Mexico City where you can have a getaway.

    Valle de Bravo

    Located in the southwest of the State of Mexico, the Magical Town of Valle de Bravo is the right place to enjoy a weekend surrounded by nature and colonial architecture. The majestic lake called Miguel Alemán, which you will be able to admire, hosts different activities such as kayaking, water skiing and sailboat rides. If you are looking for something more arts and crafts, you can venture through the streets downtown where you will find various establishments with typical and exquisite dishes of the region, handicraft workshops, archaeological museums and the Great Chapel of Santa María. And don't forget about the extreme sports out there, from mountain biking, gotcha up to off-road vehicles.


    This wonderful Magical Town is 1 hour 30 minutes away from CDMX (Mexico City). Here you can discover various tourist attractions such as its emblematic parishes, the "Antiguo Convento de Francisco Javier" and the "Museo Nacional del Virreinato". In Tepotzotlán you will want to take a tour of its cobbled streets where your view will be fixed at the wonderful hills that surround this town. The typical dishes of this place will leave your palate enchanted and for dessert you will be able to taste the rich sherberts that are so famous in this Magical Town.


    Two hours from Mexico City you can find the town of Malinalco. In this charming Magical Town you will discover a spectacular valley, with cobbled streets, colonial houses and colorful facades. One of the important attractions of Malinalco that you should not miss is the "Convento Agustino"and "La Parroquia del Divino Salvador". Definitely this town is special for the beauty that surrounds it and for the gastronomy that characterizes it, here your palate can delight in the exquisite cuisine that you will find along its avenues.


    The Magical Town of Huamantla is located In Tlaxcala, known for having an incredible view towards the majestic mountain of La Malinche. This town is full of colors everywhere; you will find many incredible places like admirable landscapes and traditions. “Los tapetes de aserrín” (colored sawdust rugs) fill the streets with color during one of the many celebrations held in this town. The haciendas and their stories are an attraction that greatly distinguishes this town.

    For a single weekend or for the whole week, the proximity of these Magical Towns with the great metropolis will give you the rest and serenity that you needed so much.

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