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Archaeology and Sacred art to the Tapatía Lands Route

Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Jalostotitlán, San Juan de los Lagos, Tlaquepaque, Zapotlanejo

Start the route in Aguascalientes, a beautiful city where you can walk through the Historic Center area to see the beautiful temple of San Antonio de Padua. Enjoy nature in the Jardín San Marcos (San Marcos Garden) and if you go between the months of April and May, experience its famous Feria Nacional de San Marcos (San Marcos National Fair).

San Juan de Los Lagos is located 82 kilometers (50 miles) away from Aguascalientes, in the Altos de Jalisco area. This city is small but famous for its basilica where the Virgen de San Juan de Los Lagos (Virgin of San Juan de Los Lagos) is venerated, considered one of the most beautiful in Mexico and one of the most visited, to which millions of pilgrims arrive during the patron saint festivities in August. Then you can visit the Museo de Cihuapilli (Cihuapilli Museum) where you can admire a vast collection of religious elements, the oldest dating back to the first civilizations of the place, and stroll through its historic downtown area while you refresh yourself with a delicious fruit punch.

Following the route to Guadalajara, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from San Juan de Los Lagos, you will arrive at Jalostotitlán. Here, the architectural beauty of the Templo Parroquial de la Virgen de la Asunción (Parish Temple of the Virgen de la Asunción), the Templo del Sagrado Corazón (Temple of Sagrado Corazón) and the Santuario de Guadalupe (Sanctuary of Guadalupe) stand out. The best time to visit it is in February, when its famous carnival takes place.

Continuing the road down Jalisco, you will arrive at Tepatitlán de Morelos. This beautiful place is characterized by its original Parroquia de San Francisco, whose façade stands out for the combination of the quarry stone with pebble rocks. In its historic downtown area you can admire the neoclassical architecture that, mixed with French-style baroque, will remind you of the past of its ancient inhabitants, you can also visit the City Museum and the Cactus Museum.

Also in the Altos de Jalisco you will discover Zapotlanejo. It looks as if time here, just stood still. You can admire its religious past in the Iglesia Parroquial de la Virgen del Rosario (Parish Church of the Virgen del Rosario) dating back to the seventeenth century and the vestiges of the Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón (Church of the Sagrado Corazón). You can walk through the town square dedicated to Benito Juárez and then visit the Parque Ecológico Puente Calderón (Puente Calderón Ecological Park).

A few minutes away from Guadalajara -the capital city of Jalisco- is the unique town of Tlaquepaque, this place embodies all that Mexico represents: color, creativity, joy and beauty. Here you can admire the most beautiful and varied handicrafts, from ceramics dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries in the museum of the same name, to elegant handmade textiles. You must take a walk through the Andador Independencia, ideal for eating, toasting and enjoying a bohemian afternoon.

The route ends in Guadalajara where you can visit its imposing Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), tour the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres and the Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento with its original neo-Gothic style. Enjoy its innumerable museums, its tortas ahogadas and its tequila, enjoy the modern and colonial combination of this magnificent city, you can have both at the same time.

Start the route in Aguascalientes, a beautiful city where you can walk through the Historic Center area to see the beautiful temple of San Antonio de Padua. Enjoy nature in the Jardín San Marcos (San Marcos Garden) and if you go between the months of April and May, experience its famous Feria Nacional de San Marcos (San Marcos National Fair).

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San Juan de Los Lagos is located 82 kilometers (50 miles) away from Aguascalientes, in the Altos de Jalisco area. This city is small but famous for its basilica where the Virgen de San Juan de Los Lagos (Virgin of San Juan de Los Lagos) is venerated, considered one of the most beautiful in Mexico and one of the most visited, to which millions of pilgrims arrive during the patron saint festivities in August. Then you can visit the Museo de Cihuapilli (Cihuapilli Museum) where you can admire a vast collection of religious elements, the oldest dating back to the first civilizations of the place, and stroll through its historic downtown area while you refresh yourself with a delicious fruit punch.

Following the route to Guadalajara, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from San Juan de Los Lagos, you will arrive at Jalostotitlán. Here, the architectural beauty of the Templo Parroquial de la Virgen de la Asunción (Parish Temple of the Virgen de la Asunción), the Templo del Sagrado Corazón (Temple of Sagrado Corazón) and the Santuario de Guadalupe (Sanctuary of Guadalupe) stand out. The best time to visit it is in February, when its famous carnival takes place.

Continuing the road down Jalisco, you will arrive at Tepatitlán de Morelos. This beautiful place is characterized by its original Parroquia de San Francisco, whose façade stands out for the combination of the quarry stone with pebble rocks. In its historic downtown area you can admire the neoclassical architecture that, mixed with French-style baroque, will remind you of the past of its ancient inhabitants, you can also visit the City Museum and the Cactus Museum.

Also in the Altos de Jalisco you will discover Zapotlanejo. It looks as if time here, just stood still. You can admire its religious past in the Iglesia Parroquial de la Virgen del Rosario (Parish Church of the Virgen del Rosario) dating back to the seventeenth century and the vestiges of the Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón (Church of the Sagrado Corazón). You can walk through the town square dedicated to Benito Juárez and then visit the Parque Ecológico Puente Calderón (Puente Calderón Ecological Park).

A few minutes away from Guadalajara -the capital city of Jalisco- is the unique town of Tlaquepaque, this place embodies all that Mexico represents: color, creativity, joy and beauty. Here you can admire the most beautiful and varied handicrafts, from ceramics dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries in the museum of the same name, to elegant handmade textiles. You must take a walk through the Andador Independencia, ideal for eating, toasting and enjoying a bohemian afternoon.

The route ends in Guadalajara where you can visit its imposing Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), tour the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres and the Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento with its original neo-Gothic style. Enjoy its innumerable museums, its tortas ahogadas and its tequila, enjoy the modern and colonial combination of this magnificent city, you can have both at the same time.

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