Real de Asientos: A Legend Mining Town
Real de Asientos, Aguascalientes
Colima, named as American Capital of Culture for its folklore, customs, gastronomy and traditions, is also known as the place ruled by the “old god,” or “fire god.”
VISIT ITS SPACES
Walk the gardens of the Jardin Libertad that embody Colima’s essence. Walk among its almond trees and enjoy the beauty of its bandstand, a work of art brought from Belgium in the year 1891. Fall in love with its swan-shaped fountains, traverse its portals and experience the joy and kindness of the Colima people.
Visit the cathedral, minor basilica and admire its façade full of delicate French details and the large central dome, all considered part of the city’s architectural heritage. Walk along the Andador Constitucion, a viceroyal-style alleyway where there are many regional artisans’ shops. Bring home a mask, an embroidered bag or unique pieces carved out of wood, metal or clay.
Explore the rooms of the Regional History Museum and learn about the cultures of the West and the history of this city.
Venture into Piedra Lisa Park where a more than six-foot-high volcanic monolith awaits. Climb the mythical stone and learn about the myth that all who climb atop it will forever be in love with Colima.
ENJOY ITS FLAVORS
Taste a cup of aromatic coffee brought from Suchitlan and Nogueras, and match it with a freshly baked concha or picon. Sit on a white wrought iron bench while you enjoy a fresh tuba, a traditional drink extracted from coconut sap.
Have dinner in one of its restaurants, where you can taste delicious dishes such as pozole, sopes gordos, tostadas, sweet or salty enchiladas and white atole.
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