Tequila, Mexico

 Locals chatting on the main square in Tequila, Mexico

Locals chatting on the main square in Tequila, Mexico

Located about 60 km from Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, Tequila is the birthplace of the world-famous drink that bears its name, which is made from the blue agave plant, native to this region. The popularity of this drink and its historical and cultural importance have led the town of Tequila and the vast agave fields surrounding it to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006.

Tequila has also been named a Pueblo Mágico by the Mexican government, as part of an initiative to promote towns and villages around the country that offer visitors a "magical" experience thanks to their natural beauty, cultural wealth and/or historical importance. 

These pictures do not aim to offer a complete portrait of Tequila; I spent only eight hours in the town, after all. They are, instead, just a fraction of what I was fortunate to see during my brief stay there. It was way too short and I do hope I will have the chance to be back one day.