Explore the architectural wonders of Mexico and Cuba with this unique guided tour

MAR 9, 2018 | By Sakshi Agrawal
(L-R) Guanaguato is a city in central Mexico which is prominent for its colonial architecture and network of narrow streets and tunnels;Havana in Cuba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the cultural and urban hub with a treasure of architectural styles;The Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico city is the oldest and largest cathedral in Latin America and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico;Puebla in Mexico is located in South-East of Mexico city and is known for its colourful history, architecture and pottery.

Architecture buffs, this is a whole new way to holiday in South America, geared especially towards your discerning tastes. Travel portal World Architecture Travel (WAT) is organising a trip to Mexico and Cuba — ‘Time among the Maya’ — where participants get a chance to explore the ancient and contemporary architecture of Mexico and Cuba through guided city walks, culture trails and academic discussions.

Learn more about some of the architectural wonders in the region like the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Mexico City, Coyoacan, the largest city square in Latin America, Zocalo and the house of Nobel winner Ernest Hemingway — Finca Vigia — among others. Of course, you can’t be traipsing down the streets of Cuba without stopping for some soul-satisfying delicacies, which is why your guided tour will also include the best dining haunts and local secrets around, where you will interact with renowned local artists and architects. You can register on their website to become a part of the tour. Website: Tour dates: May 17 to May 30, 2018