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.