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Route of Western Traditions

Jiquilpan, Mazamitla, Colima, Sahuayo, Zamora

This route will depart from the city of Colima. Neighboring the Volcán de Fuego, in this city you can admire part of its past in the surroundings of the Jardín Libertad (Libertad Garden) where the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) and the Teatro Hidalgo (Hidalgo Theater) from the Porfiriato era are located, as well as the old railway station.

Continue to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Mazamitla. This charming place is a mountain tourist destination, where you can stay in a cabin and enjoy the natural beauties that surround it. It is special for riding, hiking or simply resting.

Go now to Jiquilpan in the state of Michoacán. Beautiful town surrounded by flowering jacarandas, which gives it a very picturesque air. Here you can tour its colonial downtown area and get to know the neoclassical Templo del Sagrado Corazón (Temple of the Sagrado Corazón) and the Capilla de Santa Anita (Chapel of Santa Anita), as well as the Templo de San Francisco de Asís (Temple of San Francisco de Asís) standing since 1523, which also has the area of ​​the old Franciscan convent where you can admire an important collection of sacred religious art. It is also possible to visit the house where Lázaro Cárdenas was born. In Jiquilpan you must try the mezcal de olla and the mole cosechero.

The route now continues to Sahuayo, Michoacán. Enjoy its history in its buildings and historical monuments such as the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol (Parish of Santiago Apóstol), the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Parish of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) and the monument to Cristo Rey. In downtown Sahuayo, you can buy local handicrafts such as sandals and hats; and try the birria de chivo.

To end the route you will arrive in Zamora. Here you will see the cathedral with the tallest towers in Mexico: the Santuario de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Sanctuary), whose towers are 107.5 meters (351 ft.) high, and it is also worth visiting for its beautiful architecture both on the outside and inside. Being a municipality that produces blackberries and strawberries, here you will find sweets, compotes and jams of these fruits. The representative dessert of this place must be tried: the chongos zamoranos.
This route will depart from the city of Colima. Neighboring the Volcán de Fuego, in this city you can admire part of its past in the surroundings of the Jardín Libertad (Libertad Garden) where the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) and the Teatro Hidalgo (Hidalgo Theater) from the Porfiriato era are located, as well as the old railway station.

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Continue to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Mazamitla. This charming place is a mountain tourist destination, where you can stay in a cabin and enjoy the natural beauties that surround it. It is special for riding, hiking or simply resting.

Go now to Jiquilpan in the state of Michoacán. Beautiful town surrounded by flowering jacarandas, which gives it a very picturesque air. Here you can tour its colonial downtown area and get to know the neoclassical Templo del Sagrado Corazón (Temple of the Sagrado Corazón) and the Capilla de Santa Anita (Chapel of Santa Anita), as well as the Templo de San Francisco de Asís (Temple of San Francisco de Asís) standing since 1523, which also has the area of ​​the old Franciscan convent where you can admire an important collection of sacred religious art. It is also possible to visit the house where Lázaro Cárdenas was born. In Jiquilpan you must try the mezcal de olla and the mole cosechero.

The route now continues to Sahuayo, Michoacán. Enjoy its history in its buildings and historical monuments such as the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol (Parish of Santiago Apóstol), the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Parish of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) and the monument to Cristo Rey. In downtown Sahuayo, you can buy local handicrafts such as sandals and hats; and try the birria de chivo.

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