Thursday, July 18, 2013

Off the Beaten Path - Publico Magicos - Magical Villages in Mexico

The tourism department of Mexico started a program about ten years ago to name
villages in Mexico that had distinctive characteristics.  Architecture, festivals, natural beauty just to name a few.

San Miguel de Allende was one initially but once it became a UN World Heritage site the designation was dropped.  The advantage of the designation is that federal funds are available to maintain the infrastructure of the village or town.

Yesterday I looked on You Tube to see if there was anything about these unique places.  An incredible video is available of many of the 75 sites. 

Now I've traveled a lot around Mexico and have been privileged to see many of these places.  However, there are many I haven't seen.  In the State of Hidalgo, Zacatecas and Jalisco.  They are very close to the State of Guanajuato.  I now have an agenda to see more!

I tried and tried, for over an hour, to download the video to the blog.  I finally gave up and here is the website if you're interested in taking a delightful and interesting trip around Mexico for a little over seven minutes.   

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Unknown said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and very seldom comment on ANY blog. However, I wanted to thank you so much for the link to Pueblos Mágicos de México. The video just gave me more encouragement to continue traveling in México.

sparks_mex said...

Here's what you have to paste in HTML mode. It's under the EMBED option. May or may not work ... I put spaces in front of both iframes

< iframe width="420" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>< /iframe>

Babs said...

Thanks Sparks and Thanks Unknown. I'm ready to TRAVEL!

Croft said...

Hi Babs, Get the video playing - right click on the video - choose "copy embed code" - paste onto your Blog.

Babs said...

Thanks Croft. I'll try that if I ever decide to put a video on the blog again!

BTW, someone showed me how to "copy and paste" just a few days ago! Woo hoo......I'm entering the 21st century.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful video! Can't wait to travel to some of these Magical towns when we move to SMA in a few years.
Thanks for posting it.

Babs said...

Cheryl, you're most welcome. That was just a few of them. If you put the Publico Magicos in your search engine you can get a list of all of them!