YOU KNOW THAT …. I Pueblos Mágicos. Before visiting, if you are on holiday in Mexico, you need to understand what is meant by this name. The Mexican government in 2001, began this program of “boosting tourism” for small towns scattered throughout the territory, thus trying to favor the tourism economy. They are inhabited centers selected for their secular traditions, which have had their traditions intact, preserving historical sites and riches.
That said, we visit PALIZADA one of the 11 municipalities of the state of Campeche. This magical city, with its colorful houses and French tiles, which buccaneers used as ballast for their journeys from Europe, really offers a special setting. For example you can browse the river, great attraction, and have the opportunity to see crocodiles, turtles and birds. At sunset, flocks of herons fly over the river to go to rest at the foot of the hill that borders the water. Instead, on the streets, among the wooden craft workshops, arriving at the town hall square you can see the replica of the Statue of Liberty in New York, placed in 1949 to commemorate the liberal spirit of the locals (so they say). The municipal market, with their latest goods and food as a stop to eat something. Continuing the walk to the Benito Juarez Park, surrounded by palm trees and flower boxes, you arrive at the cobbled dove-shaped square featuring the red façade of the Parish of San Joaquin and the Teatro Morón. The entire area is pedestrian zone and looks at paliceñas houses, high ceilings and a central courtyard. At the end of the afternoon, families gather at the portals to have a coffee or enjoy an ice-cream.