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Route of the Local Cuisine of Guanajuato and Jalisco

Lagos de Moreno, Querétaro, Guadalajara, Irapuato, León, San Juan de los Lagos, Tlaquepaque, Tonalá



The destination chosen to start this route is the city of Querétaro, take the time to discover its colonial treasures. Enjoy the baroque architecture of the former convent of Santa Clara de Jesús and visit the Casa de la Corregidora museum, the Templo de San Felipe Neri (San Felipe Neri Temple) and the Teatro de la República (Republic Theater). Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the Alameda, especially to try some enchiladas queretanas at one of its restaurants. You must go to the aqueduct, a symbol of Querétaro, this is the perfect spot for some amazing photos.

Continue to Irapuato, in the state of Guanajuato. Being a leading strawberry producer in the world, here you will find a wide variety of sweets and jellies made from this fruit, these will make awesome souvenirs to take back home. Take the opportunity to visit its colonial attractions located in the Plaza de los Fundadores (Fundadores Square), among which the cathedral, the City Museum and the Hospitalito Temple stand out.

The next destination will be León. Beautiful city where you can appreciate its architectural attractions, such as the Templo Expiatorio (Expiatory Temple) or the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral). Here you can buy footwear of the highest quality, since León is also considered The Capital of Footwear.

Lagos de Moreno is next on the itinerary, take the time to visit its Historic Downtown area, listed as World Heritage. Get to know the Museo de Arte Sacro (Museum of Sacred Religious Art), the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Parish), then climb the Cerro de la Calavera (Calavera Hill) and visit the Templo del Calvario (Calvary Temple), where you will admire its beautiful facade, inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Next stop is San Juan de los Lagos, an important pilgrimage center since the Virgin of the same name is venerated in its cathedral. That is why the lodging and food options abound. If you go to the Main Market you will find both crafts and typical food.

Then you will visit the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tonalá. As soon as you arrive you will realize that this town is 100% dedicated to artisan work, you will see wonderful works of art created locally. Make some time to visit the National Museum of Ceramics, you can't miss it!.

To continue with this route of beautiful artisan towns, the next stop of this trip will be the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tlaquepaque. Enjoy galleries, exhibitions and even handicraft workshops. Of course the options to choose from are many, you will find crafts made of wood, clay, embroidery, pottery, brass, papier-mâché, even glass and leather.

The route ends in Guadalajara, where you will enjoy its modern essence with a pinch of provincial flavor. Take a stroll through the Historic Downtown area, where you will see the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), the Neoclassical-style Hospicio Cabañas, the Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater) and the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres (Illustrious Jaliscienses Rotunda). Enjoy culture in its museums, theaters and galleries, enjoy the traditional jarabe tapatío, mariachi, and of course, its delicious cuisine.

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The destination chosen to start this route is the city of Querétaro, take the time to discover its colonial treasures. Enjoy the baroque architecture of the former convent of Santa Clara de Jesús and visit the Casa de la Corregidora museum, the Templo de San Felipe Neri (San Felipe Neri Temple) and the Teatro de la República (Republic Theater). Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the Alameda, especially to try some enchiladas queretanas at one of its restaurants. You must go to the aqueduct, a symbol of Querétaro, this is the perfect spot for some amazing photos.

Continue to Irapuato, in the state of Guanajuato. Being a leading strawberry producer in the world, here you will find a wide variety of sweets and jellies made from this fruit, these will make awesome souvenirs to take back home. Take the opportunity to visit its colonial attractions located in the Plaza de los Fundadores (Fundadores Square), among which the cathedral, the City Museum and the Hospitalito Temple stand out.

The next destination will be León. Beautiful city where you can appreciate its architectural attractions, such as the Templo Expiatorio (Expiatory Temple) or the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral). Here you can buy footwear of the highest quality, since León is also considered The Capital of Footwear.

Lagos de Moreno is next on the itinerary, take the time to visit its Historic Downtown area, listed as World Heritage. Get to know the Museo de Arte Sacro (Museum of Sacred Religious Art), the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Parish), then climb the Cerro de la Calavera (Calavera Hill) and visit the Templo del Calvario (Calvary Temple), where you will admire its beautiful facade, inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Next stop is San Juan de los Lagos, an important pilgrimage center since the Virgin of the same name is venerated in its cathedral. That is why the lodging and food options abound. If you go to the Main Market you will find both crafts and typical food.

Then you will visit the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tonalá. As soon as you arrive you will realize that this town is 100% dedicated to artisan work, you will see wonderful works of art created locally. Make some time to visit the National Museum of Ceramics, you can't miss it!.

To continue with this route of beautiful artisan towns, the next stop of this trip will be the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tlaquepaque. Enjoy galleries, exhibitions and even handicraft workshops. Of course the options to choose from are many, you will find crafts made of wood, clay, embroidery, pottery, brass, papier-mâché, even glass and leather.

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