Lose yourself in art and history in Jiquilpan

Jiquilpan , Michoacán

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ADMIRE THE MURALS OF A GREAT MEXICAN ARTIST


Walk to Gabino Ortiz Public Library and be surprised to see that what used to be a neo-Gothic church that was converted into a library surrounded by the ten murals, painted by Jose Clemente Orozco, one of the most relevant artists in the 20th Century – the central mural known as the Allegory of Mexico is the most outstanding one. Wonder at the light in his work and admire the imposing red-on-black traces that portray what happened during the Mexican Revolution.

LOOK AT THE FOUNTAINS IN JIQUILPAN


On your way through the streets, right at the Plaza de Armas, stop for a moment to admire the La Aguadora Fountain and the Fish Pile,  that were designed and built by the sculptor Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras.


VISIT THE LAZARO CARDENAS DEL RIO MUSEUM


Enter one of the most important spaces to learn about the life and work of Lazaro Cardenas, former President of Mexico. Admire the exhibit about the oil expropriation, as well as documents that show the most important economic, political and social moments of the Mexican Revolution. Stop for a moment and discover the life of General Francisco J. Mugica, then go through the museum halls where archeological pieces are on display.


TASTE THE GASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS OF JIQUILPAN


In the afternoon, visit one of the restaurants to taste the typical cuisine of the region, such as uchepos, mole cosechero, corundas and the famous corn pozole. Be sure to try the local mezcal served in a clay pot.

 

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