The Pleistocene in Talpa de Allende
Talpa de Allende, Jalisco
Everything is color in Cosala, Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) a mining town that was considered the most prosperous village of the Mexican Northwest back in the Independence times.
TRAVEL TO THE PAST AS YOU WALK ITS STREETS
Find a diverse array of cultural manifestations, a product of a mixed heritage and the efforts of its people to preserve the traditions of their ancestors. Return to the past and discover that both the urban design and the shape and width of the streets and sidewalks have remained unchanged since the times of the mining boom. Get to know the façades and interiors, still 90% intact, where you’ll also notice the work being undertaken to preserve the whole village.
DISCOVER THE TEMPLE OF SANTA ÚRSULA
Enjoy a tour of the village by visiting the Temple of Santa Ursula, which dates from the 17th Century, with its beautiful main altar and its tunnels that connected the houses of the town’s most important figures back in viceregal times.
VISIT THE STRUCTURES OF COSALÁ
Visit the historic center with its traditional bandstand or the monuments area. In passing, enjoy the seafood, juices or sweets in the green stalls nearby. Reach the oldest building in town, the Chapel of Guadalupe, built of adobe and quarry between 1600 and 1700. Enjoy the elegance of La Quinta Minera, which showcases a luxury that the city enjoyed during its greatest prosperity.
Visit the saddle workshops and learn how to make the best crafts in town. Also, find the ghosts that, according to the many legends, lay hidden in the corners of this Magic Town.
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