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Strawberry route

Irapuato

If you don’t taste strawberries in all the wide options Irapuato offers, it’s like if you hadn’t been in Strawberry Capital of the World at all.

The tourist information office, located next to the Clock Tower in the main garden, offers the Ruta de la Fresa—as interesting as delicious, it lasts four hours.

The tour begins at this point, early in the morning. The first stop is in one of the fields at the city's outskirts, where the strawberry is grown in huge tubular-shaped nurseries that have the necessary climatic and hygiene conditions for the harvest to be abundant.

There specialists give an explanation about the varieties produced—festival, royal road and salviole, mainly—. Then, you can take a basket to harvest the fruit and taste it at the foot of its origin. Back in the city for lunch, the tour continues in one of the restaurants that include strawberries in their emblematic dishes.

For dessert, the group has an appointment at La Cristalita, a candy store founded by Miguel Miranda in 1965, specializing in the crystallized (sugared, with chili or chocolate), frozen and jams strawberries production.

The visit includes a factory tour with a full explanation of how strawberries are processed according to the different presentations. Conveniently ends at their store, where no one can resist sweet shopping.
If you don’t taste strawberries in all the wide options Irapuato offers, it’s like if you hadn’t been in Strawberry Capital of the World at all.

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The tourist information office, located next to the Clock Tower in the main garden, offers the Ruta de la Fresa—as interesting as delicious, it lasts four hours.

The tour begins at this point, early in the morning. The first stop is in one of the fields at the city's outskirts, where the strawberry is grown in huge tubular-shaped nurseries that have the necessary climatic and hygiene conditions for the harvest to be abundant.

There specialists give an explanation about the varieties produced—festival, royal road and salviole, mainly—. Then, you can take a basket to harvest the fruit and taste it at the foot of its origin. Back in the city for lunch, the tour continues in one of the restaurants that include strawberries in their emblematic dishes.

For dessert, the group has an appointment at La Cristalita, a candy store founded by Miguel Miranda in 1965, specializing in the crystallized (sugared, with chili or chocolate), frozen and jams strawberries production.

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