The city is described as one of the most picturesque cities in Mexico and is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It resembles many European Cities in that it seems to have grown up without a plan.
It's streets are a maze of pedestrian only walkways, that were never designed for cars. The cars travel instead through underground tunnels, which were built to deal with flooding. The narrow winding cobblestone streets lead to alleys, stairs, dead ends and hidden churches and plazas.
Wandering the streets practically guarantees that you will get lost and only then do you realize that being lost is a journey of discovery!
Since it has been designate a UNESCO site, property owners have been encouraged to paint their homes in bright colors (unlike in San Miguel where the color choice is controlled to include only earth-type colors). The effect is gorgeous.
All these wonderful colors made me want to repaint our home when we get back....hmmm.. maybe lime green and turquoise!! Shame we only just repainted it before we left!!