Tequila is considered a Magic Town (“Pueblo Magico”). It is literally a Mexican culture sanctuary. As soon as you arrive, you immediately feel the sensation of being in an ancient classic Mexican village. It is something similar to travel back in time, to the great “charros” and beautiful “adelitas” age.
The impressive colonial architecture and the stoned streets will make you realize why Tequila is considered a “Pueblo Magico”. Besides, there is a huge amount of attractions that make this small Mexican paradise a real treasure for Mexican history and art’s lovers.
Why Tequila is a “Pueblo Magico” (Magic Town)?
Describing Tequila’s magic style is a little complicated, because there are not enough and exact words to describe its cultural and historical heritage. For this reason, we bring you these eight curious facts about Tequila. The only thing you must do is let your imagination work.
- It shares name with the produced beverage
Tequila is a 100% Mexican beverage produced from blue agave. Its name is from its origin. It means that can be only produced in Jalisco, Nayarit, Guanajuato, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas states in México.
- The oldest distillery in America that still works is in Tequila
La Rojeña is not only the first distillery that elaborated Tequila Jose Cuervo. It is also the oldest alcoholic beverages factory in America that is still working just like the first day it worked.
- It is a place considered as World Heritage
Tequila´s Town was named World Heritage in 2006 by UNESCO. As well, planting agave got the recognition too as a representative element of Mexican culture.
- You may not leave without tasting a “Cantarito”
The best way to refresh you in Tequila is with a delicious cocktail made with citric juice, tequila, salt and ice, A LOT OF ICE! The sweet and sour taste of this beverage makes it perfect to face the heat after a ride around the town.
- The smell to recently baked agave.
At a specific moment of the day, generally in the morning, distiller people bake the agave that will be used for the day’s production, so walking in the morning by the main plaza at Pueblo Magico de Tequila will be the best way to feel the wonderful smelt that is as sweet as honey.
- Take a ride in a barreel, a chilli pepper or a tequila bottle
This town is characterized by having some of the most original touring bus in the world. Imagine riding a really creative designed bus around the downtown and to the main attractions in Tequila.
- Travel “back in time”
Perhaps one of the most asked questions is how to get to Tequila. Even though there are a wide variety of transportations, the best option is Jose Cuervo Express train. This represents an incredible option when you want to relive the boom in luxury of rail transportation.
- Really historical places
Tequila is one of the few places in Mexico where you might enjoy small places that tell incredible legends and stories wherever you look. Some of these places are: “Lavaderos de Tequila” (Tequila Laundering Basins) “Centro cultural Juan Beckmann Gallardo” (Juan Beckmann Gallardo Cultural Centre) or the “Parroquia de Santiago Apostol” (Santiago the Disciple Chapel)
As you could read, Tequila has much more to offer you than only a beverage. It is a place full of art, culture, tradition and family. Do not hesitate anymore! Join to Mundo Cuervo Family and enjoy the best vacation you might have in this small Mexican paradise.