Excursions

Visit to Taxco (1 day trip)

Built on the hill, admirably managing to adapt to the slope, its historic centre is a succession of squares and streets that gain height towards the hill. Taxco gained importance as a mining centre in colonial times. The exploitation of the silver mines gave prominence to the city. And jewellery goldsmithing was forged as an artisan tradition in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Visit to Teotihuacán (1 day trip)

The holy city of Teotihuacan (‘the place where the gods were created’) is situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City. Built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D., it is characterized by the vast size of its monuments – in particular, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, laid out on geometric and symbolic principles. As one of the most powerful cultural centres in Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan extended its cultural and artistic influence throughout the region, and even beyond. More information