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Chilpancingo

Guerrero

The capital of the state of Guerrero has a long history linked to the insurgent movement during the Independence War—even became the provisional seat of the Executive Power of the newborn nation. Its name, Chilpancingo, refers to a small hornet's nest and, located on the side of the so-called “Autopista del Sol” (Sun Highway), it’s usually a place of passage for travelers who have Acapulco as their final destination.

However, it's a good idea to go all over its historic center, explore the attractions surrounding it and taste its delicious cuisine, especially its famed white or green pozole traditionally served every Thursday.

The Chilpancingo Historic Center heart is the zócalo, known as Plaza Cívica Primer Congreso de Anáhuac, escorted by the late-18th-century neoclassical style Cathedral of Santa María de la Asunción. The religious building has a great historical importance because in 1813 General José María Morelos installed the headquarters of the Congreso de Anáhuac (Congress of Anáhuac) there, released the Act of Independence and the famous document known as “Sentimientos de la Nación”.

On one side of the cathedral is the Museo Regional de Guerrero (Regional Museum of Guerrero), whose 1902 neoclassical building was first the State House of Government and then the City Hall. Inside you can see Roberto Cueva del Río and Luis Arenal murals.

The museum has two permanent exhibition rooms and one for temporary ones. The permanent collection preserves a large number of archaeological pieces, viceregal objects and documents from the independence movement, as well as samples of minerals, fauna and flora of the area.
The capital of the state of Guerrero has a long history linked to the insurgent movement during the Independence War—even became the provisional seat of the Executive Power of the newborn nation. Its name, Chilpancingo, refers to a small hornet's nest and, located on the side of the so-called “Autopista del Sol” (Sun Highway), it’s usually a place of passage for travelers who have Acapulco as their final destination.

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However, it's a good idea to go all over its historic center, explore the attractions surrounding it and taste its delicious cuisine, especially its famed white or green pozole traditionally served every Thursday.

The Chilpancingo Historic Center heart is the zócalo, known as Plaza Cívica Primer Congreso de Anáhuac, escorted by the late-18th-century neoclassical style Cathedral of Santa María de la Asunción. The religious building has a great historical importance because in 1813 General José María Morelos installed the headquarters of the Congreso de Anáhuac (Congress of Anáhuac) there, released the Act of Independence and the famous document known as “Sentimientos de la Nación”.

On one side of the cathedral is the Museo Regional de Guerrero (Regional Museum of Guerrero), whose 1902 neoclassical building was first the State House of Government and then the City Hall. Inside you can see Roberto Cueva del Río and Luis Arenal murals.

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