Tlalpujahua becomes a place with a unique mystique during the fourth quarter of the year, when the town celebrates its traditional Fair of Glass Christmas Ornaments with coincides with the International Festival of Fantasy, Terror and SCI-FI films: Feratum. The combination of Christmas with horror films fills the town with a magic atmosphere, where visitors are able to see hundreds of glass Christmas ornaments in the most original designs and sizes from the first days of October until December 17th.
The Feratum Festival is one of the events which have succeeded in placing Tlalpujahua on Mexico’s cultural map. With a huge range of horror and science fiction films, the festival has established itself as one of the most important of its kind in our country, and has been attended by distinguished guests such as the son of El Santo or Brazilian director Ze do Caixao.
The migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Michoacan and Tlalpujahua begins in November, and Tlalpujahua is the closest door to the Sierra Chincua sanctuary. During this season, the town is the best option for relaxing in any of its more than 20 hotels, from the smallest to the four stars hotels. Very close to downtown is the Mansion San Antonio, one of the newest and most luxurious hotels in this Magic Town, whose garden and terrace, with an enviable view of the Michoacan mountains will give you the warmest welcome.
Tlalpujahua’s mining past cannot be overlooked, and that is why the Dos Estrellas Mine has become one of the most complete mining museums throughout Latin America. Here you will see all kinds of devices which were formerly used to work in the mine, as well as walk along one of the old tunnels.
For lunch enjoy a delicious pork stew accompanied by the traditional corundas, a delicious chicken with mole or the traditional carnitas from Michoacan. Visit the La Terraza restaurant, which has the best view of the El Carmen Church. During the weekends, be sure to visit the local market where you will be able to taste the delicious oven cooked calf head, a typical dish from Tlalpujahua, which is prepared in an underground oven covered with maguey leaves which gives it a unique flavor.