Spanish colonial cities, extraordinary nature, supreme folk art and unparalleled indigenous heritage embody the “soul of Mexico”. This is the home to the Purepecha Native Indians who, frozen in time, preserve ancient traditions, languages and crafts including magnificent hand-woven fabrics, carved wood, ceramics and unique copper artwork. A Spanish architectural Eden, the central region of Mexico boasts countless baroque cathedrals that dominate bountiful green plazas with delicately ornate kiosks. Colonial monuments decorate the cities while winding cobblestone streets lined by colorful homes adorn small villages. Spectacular scenery abounds this land of exceptional climate and diverse vegetation. Narrow roads travel through open countryside to reach elevated coniferous forests that offer exclusive microclimates. It is no wonder why hundreds of millions of shimmering orange and black Monarch butterflies have chosen this idyllic location for their winter migration.