Mexico Colonial and silver towns

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When is the best time to visit the Colonial silver towns?

The highland colonial silver towns have a pleasant sunny climate year round; most rain falls from Jun-Sep.

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What language is spoken in the Colonial silver towns?

The main language spoken in the Colonial silver towns is Spanish.

What currency do I need in the Colonial silver towns?

The Mexican peso is the main currency used in the Colonial silver towns. Notes can be withdrawn from the many ATMs using a UK credit or debit card. You may have ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and amounts may be lower than permitted in the UK.

How do I get to the Colonial silver towns?

There are flights to León-Guanajuato from the UK via various cities in the USA including Houston and Los Angeles. Flights to León-Guanajuato operate from Mexico City. You can travel to the colonial towns by public coach or self-drive hire car on a good network of roads.

What does a visit to the Colonial silver towns combine well with?

The resorts and hotels of the Pacific coast; Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most important cities (flights from León); Oaxaca, Mexico’s artistic centre and preserver of the country’s indigenous heritage, fly from León via Mexico City, 3.5hrs.

What key events are there in the Colonial silver towns?

Independence Day, 16 Sept. Celebrations throughout the country, fireworks and parades in San Miguel.
Festival Internacional Cervantes, Guanajuato, 2 weeks in Oct annually (dates vary). Huge cultural festival with many activities and presentations across the whole range of performing arts.
Day of the Dead, 1-2 Nov. Celebrated throughout the country.
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe), 12 Dec.  Not a public holiday, but it is Mexico's biggest religious festival of the year. In Querétaro it coincides with a two week fair with rides and many other events.

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