As the year moves on, celebrations in Mexico will no doubt reach historic proportions. September 16th of this year marks the bicentennial of Mexico’s Independence and in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism’s current promotion of cultural tourism, the pre-independence day celebrations are already kicking off, especially in Mexico’s Colonial Heartland.
Ellen Himelfarb wrote an excellent article for Telegraph.co.uk entitled: “Mexico: Freedom fiestas mark independence bicentennial” in which she describes a recent trip from Mexico City to the heartland via the newly revamped highway (currently called “The Freedom Route”) that connects the two.
In her article, Himelfarb gives some nice, brief descriptions the culturally and historically rich towns of San Miguel, Zacatecas, Atotonilco, Dolores Hidalgo, Querétaro, and Guanajuato – all featured locations in our trips to the Colonial Heartland. For more information about experiencing this important year of celebration in Mexico, visit our Colonial Heartland page where you can browse through sample itineraries of trips to the region, or you can click the “Build a Custom Trip” button to work with our expert planners to build a fully customized trip of a lifetime.