The Enchanting Inns and Haciendas of Mexico

Here comfort and whimsy go hand in hand -one can't help but smile at the surprise of a shocking pink palapa (thatched-roof dwelling) or at finding a folk art papier máche skeleton tucked in the back of a closet.

Since ancient times, the people of Mexico have demonstrated an over- the-top flair and affection for unbridled color and ornamentation.

The twentieth century saw the rise of modern architecture in Mexico, which was a movement led by renowned architects Luis Barragán and Ricardo Legorreta. Their minimalist, sculptural concrete buildings were painted luminous shades and continue to influence today.

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