Tzintzuntzan, archaeological capital of the Tarasco lordship
Get lost in time in the middle of a rich variety of Viceregal buildings, established by different religious orders that came to evangelize the region.
WANDER THROUGH THE ALLEYS AND ADMIRE THE MANY TEMPLES
Visiting the imposing, fortress-like Augustinian Temple and Former Convent of San Pablo, which gives travelers a glimpse into Viceregal Mexico. Travel through time with the temple’s collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts, paintings, and sculptures representing a variety of time periods.
As the custom dictates, head later on to the Colony and in the temple ask the Lord of Health for a blessing of health and strength. Be marveled by the beautiful Chapel of Santa Maria, located on the banks of a lagoon. The area is also home to the Temple of the Immaculate and the mysterious Holy Sepulcher or Temple of San Antonio, which are also must-visit landmarks.
Continue your tour with a visit to the Temple of the Lord of the Precious Blood of Christ, famous for its imposing bell tower and listen to the legends told about how special graces or a hundred days of blessing can be achieved, thanks to the bond between this temple and the Saint Peter Basilica of the Vatican.
PAMPER YOUR PALATE
Enjoy the delicious regional dishes that Yuriria offers you. Make sure to try the famous michi broth or mole de huilota, cooked with toasted chilies.
GET UNIQUE HANDICRAFTS
Finish your day with a walk through downtown and buy some of the traditional, locally made crafts, such as cross-stitch fabrics, petates baskets made from local, natural fibers obtained from the Tule bulrushes or hand-engraved leather goods.
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
If you’re visiting in December, don’t miss the feast of the Lord of the Precious Blood of Christ. You can participate in the pilgrimages, dances and masses held during the festival in honor of the image that came here in 1640.
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