Aguascalientes

Mining town, one of the main municipalities of the state due to the riches of its mines, has always counted as a mining region. In the last decade, with the arrival of foreign investors, this activity experienced an accelerated rebound that set the region and the state in motion, which was only interrupted by the revolution.

HISTORICAL REVIEW
Tepezalá, a mining town, is the only municipality in Aguascalientes whose name has a root
indigenous, which means "place between hills", referring to two of the highest altitudes in the state:
the Altamira and San Juan hills.
It was one of the main municipalities of the state due to the riches of its mines, it has always
counted as a mining region, its history throughout the XNUMXth century was full of ups and downs;
floods, landslides, money shortages and rudimentary technology. In the last decade
With the arrival of foreign investors, this activity experienced an accelerated rebound that put
movement to the region and the state, which was only interrupted by the revolution.

LOCATION
It is located in the northeast of the State, 49 kilometers from the Capital City.

WHAT TO DO
Community Museum "Tepetzalán": The pieces exhibited here have a historical value that goes
from pre-Hispanic times, mining as well as devices that go hand in hand with the history of
Tepezalá, also has part of a mammoth fossil (the hip and a molar).

Ancient Pantheon "La Cruz": One of the oldest pantheons in the state of Aguascalientes,
here lie the remains of our ancestors, it was built on top of a hill, the exact date of its construction is not known, it was approximately between the 1922th and 2014th centuries and it served until XNUMX. It was restored by INAH in the year XNUMX.

Lime Kilns: The lime industry in a rudimentary form, has its origin from the middle of
Last century. Nature endowed this region with limestone by 50% in its territorial part,
reason why its inhabitants chose to transform this raw material into useful production. AND
They make their kilns for burning lime, currently there are several kilns that
They built in the last century which were essential for development.

Juárez Square: In 1910, the mines were working at a good pace, on May 18, H.
City Council agreed on the construction of the kiosk, and the arrangement of the garden, on the occasion of the
commemoration of the first centenary of independence. Which was inaugurated precisely
as of September 16. As early as 1911, there was a sink for water intake, which had a distance of one hundred and fifty meters, to the municipal trail.

city ​​Hall: In 1960, by order of the institutional Governor of the state, Luis
Ortega Douglas, the construction of the municipal palace began; the one that ended definitively
in the administration of 1963-1965.

The Ejidal House: Built in the XNUMXth century, it served as an inn and as a refuge for the Spanish from Chichimec attacks, later it functioned as a hospital and as a toddler; In one of its interior walls a children's story is represented, perhaps from the time when it served as a school.

Temple of Our Lady of Refuge: Built in the XIX century, with a beautiful construction
Neoclassical made in pink quarry and limestone from the region. It is located on the side of the road
from where it is possible to visualize its brilliant white dome. It has a facade on which four neoclassical bell towers rise. Inside the temple you can see its transept and its altar where there are four columns lined with lines of golden leaves. The green interior walls are decorated in detail.

Temple of the Lord of Tepezalá: Built in 1893, the Temple is dedicated to the "Black Christ",
who has great popularity in the region for his generosity in granting miracles. The sober-style Temple inside is small and simple; it has a single nave in a neoclassical style, with four circular columns of white quarry; Frescoes on the ceiling frame the entrance to this great Temple.

Juarez Market: Here you can taste a dish of birria or oftentimes, which is the purest culinary tradition in the City. From the entrance of this place you can perceive the delicious aroma of hydro-warm cuisine and the warmth of the families that have served these premises generation after generation.

The King of Duro: The hard or also known as chicharrón in other parts of Mexico, is one of the most sought after appetizers for its great flavor, but none like El Rey del Duro for its preparation. The history of the place dates back to 1965 with Don David Gallegos de León, who started selling this typical craving in a cart with which he walked the streets of Aguascalientes. The particular flavor and the spicy sauce positioned him as El Rey del Duro.

La Saturnina: Housed in a traditional home made by Refugio Reyes, it is characterized by its excellent seasoning and authenticity of its dishes, here you can enjoy cultural activities while you taste the exquisite hydro-warm gastronomy in a cozy atmosphere that is enlivened by candlelight at night , warm and colorful by day. From hydro-warm gastronomy they make, among others, the traditional Chile Aguascalientes and pacholas as well as chilaquiles and pozole.

The cultural and gastronomic atmosphere are undoubtedly two elements that will make your visit to La Saturnina a unique and delicious experience.

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