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Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) and surroundings

Viesca

The main attractions of this pleasant and quiet Pueblo Mágico (“Magical Town”) are grouped around the Plaza de Armas, which has a small and beautiful kiosk in its center, as well as el Reloj del Bicentenario (“The Bicentennial Clock”).

Next to the Plaza de Armas is the church of Santiago Apóstol, which is its greatest architectural treasure and one of the oldest buildings, dating from 1731. Inside the temple, in one of the side chapels, you can see el Museo de Arte Sacro (Sacred Art Museum) that preserves seven 17th century canvases with images of the Virgin and some saints, as well as religious sculptures and priests' ornaments. The other main building around the square is el Palacio Municipal (” Municipal Palace “).

If you walk through the pleasant little streets of the Pueblo Mágico, escorted by houses that liven up the view with their colours, you will find the Museo Municipal General Jesús González Herrera (General Jesús González Herrera Municipal Museum), named after the soldier who protected President Benito Juárez during the French intervention.

The museum preserves all kinds of curiosities, in addition to the founding act of Viesca, when it was named San José del Álamo. It is also a good idea to visit the Casa de la Cultura, where you can buy handicrafts.

Finally, it is necessary to try the mamón, a traditional sweet bread, with an intense pink color similar to that of beets, which is prepared by the expert hands of Viesca, in addition to the candies made with burnt milk and the dates that are produced in the town.

The main attractions of this pleasant and quiet Pueblo Mágico (“Magical Town”) are grouped around the Plaza de Armas, which has a small and beautiful kiosk in its center, as well as el Reloj del Bicentenario (“The Bicentennial Clock”).

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Next to the Plaza de Armas is the church of Santiago Apóstol, which is its greatest architectural treasure and one of the oldest buildings, dating from 1731. Inside the temple, in one of the side chapels, you can see el Museo de Arte Sacro (Sacred Art Museum) that preserves seven 17th century canvases with images of the Virgin and some saints, as well as religious sculptures and priests' ornaments. The other main building around the square is el Palacio Municipal (” Municipal Palace “).

If you walk through the pleasant little streets of the Pueblo Mágico, escorted by houses that liven up the view with their colours, you will find the Museo Municipal General Jesús González Herrera (General Jesús González Herrera Municipal Museum), named after the soldier who protected President Benito Juárez during the French intervention.

The museum preserves all kinds of curiosities, in addition to the founding act of Viesca, when it was named San José del Álamo. It is also a good idea to visit the Casa de la Cultura, where you can buy handicrafts.

Finally, it is necessary to try the mamón, a traditional sweet bread, with an intense pink color similar to that of beets, which is prepared by the expert hands of Viesca, in addition to the candies made with burnt milk and the dates that are produced in the town.

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