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Yuriria

Guanajuato

Leave behind the hurry life and reencounter the Chichimeca history and culture in the Pueblo Mágico of Yuriria, in Guanajuato southern. Its incomparable natural environment and its rich and peaceful atmosphere allow you to walk through its cobbled streets and enjoy the hospitality of its people.

Yuriria is called “Lake of Blood” because of its water's attractive colors caused by sun reflection that forms blood aliked greenish and reddish tones. The artificial lagoon was the first hydraulic work in Latin America.

The days in this Pueblo Mágico are around its religious facilities: go up to the terrace of the Templo y Convento de San Pablo from where the lagoon can be appreciated. This beautiful 16th century Augustinian temple opened in 1559.

Visit the Templo del Señor de la Salud (Temple of the Lord of Health), a 1630 small chapel; then continue to that of the Señor de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo (Lord of the Precious Blood of Christ) where it’s venerated a 17th century black Christ, and finally visit with the Templo de San Antonio or of the Santo Sepulcro (Holy Sepulcher), which stands out for its austere no-bell-tower quarry facade.

There is more to do on town’s pier, like going to the Gastro Artesanal Center and, while enjoying a spectacular lagoon view, delight you with region’s delicious dishes such as frog legs, chimichangas, charales, squirrel mole, peanut tamales and the michi broth.

You shouldn’t leave Yuriria without a souvenir. There are several local handicraft-made options such as duffel bags and tule fiber blowers, cross stitch, hook and raffia fabrics. For lovers of fishing there are nets with synthetic thread and wooden bows.
Leave behind the hurry life and reencounter the Chichimeca history and culture in the Pueblo Mágico of Yuriria, in Guanajuato southern. Its incomparable natural environment and its rich and peaceful atmosphere allow you to walk through its cobbled streets and enjoy the hospitality of its people.

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Yuriria is called “Lake of Blood” because of its water's attractive colors caused by sun reflection that forms blood aliked greenish and reddish tones. The artificial lagoon was the first hydraulic work in Latin America.

The days in this Pueblo Mágico are around its religious facilities: go up to the terrace of the Templo y Convento de San Pablo from where the lagoon can be appreciated. This beautiful 16th century Augustinian temple opened in 1559.

Visit the Templo del Señor de la Salud (Temple of the Lord of Health), a 1630 small chapel; then continue to that of the Señor de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo (Lord of the Precious Blood of Christ) where it’s venerated a 17th century black Christ, and finally visit with the Templo de San Antonio or of the Santo Sepulcro (Holy Sepulcher), which stands out for its austere no-bell-tower quarry facade.

There is more to do on town’s pier, like going to the Gastro Artesanal Center and, while enjoying a spectacular lagoon view, delight you with region’s delicious dishes such as frog legs, chimichangas, charales, squirrel mole, peanut tamales and the michi broth.

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