I had the pleasure of traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico last week. History and culture are overlaid and intermingled there in a way that creates a an incredible tableau of ancient and modern.
It's particularly gratifying to see modern buildings inserted into the urban fabric, which creates a vibrant character to the historic core. The city feels alive in a way that our "Colonial Williamsburg" approach to new construction in historic areas fails to replicate.
If you have an opportunity travel there I highly recommend it. The cuisine is recognized around the world for it's unique character and is alone worth the journey.