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Casita de Piedra

Jiquilpan

In the middle of Bosque Cuauhtémoc (Cuauhtémoc Forest), one of the two large urban parks in the Pueblo Mágico de Jiquilpan de Juárez (Magical Town of Jiquilpan de Juárez), is the rest house that General Lázaro Cárdenas occupied in 1930: the Casita de Piedra (Little Stone House) that owes its name to the material that was used to build its walls.

During the stay of the ex-president of Mexico, an extensive documentation of the flora and fauna of the place was made, highlighting the jacaranda and bugambilia trees. In spring, the Bosque Cuauhtémoc appears to be covered by a purple veil of flowers, while in autumn, the trails are a range of yellow, orange and red tones. To appreciate the change in color of the leaves, a viewpoint was built.

After leaving his position, Cárdenas ordered that the Casita de Piedra be opened to the public in order to show the natural richness of the park. Afterwards, it served as a set for the recording of the horror movie Los amantes del Señor de la Noche (The Lovers of the Lord of the Night), starring the actress Isela Vega.

Today, the Casita de Piedra is the headquarters of the Centro Turístico de Capacitación Sericícola y Rebocería de Jiquilpan (Jiquilpan Sericulture and Rebocería Training Tourist Center), where the silk worm used to make rebozos on a wheel loom is cultivated. The women in charge of making this typical craft are the ones who teach visitors how to weave the threads.

In the middle of Bosque Cuauhtémoc (Cuauhtémoc Forest), one of the two large urban parks in the Pueblo Mágico de Jiquilpan de Juárez (Magical Town of Jiquilpan de Juárez), is the rest house that General Lázaro Cárdenas occupied in 1930: the Casita de Piedra (Little Stone House) that owes its name to the material that was used to build its walls.

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During the stay of the ex-president of Mexico, an extensive documentation of the flora and fauna of the place was made, highlighting the jacaranda and bugambilia trees. In spring, the Bosque Cuauhtémoc appears to be covered by a purple veil of flowers, while in autumn, the trails are a range of yellow, orange and red tones. To appreciate the change in color of the leaves, a viewpoint was built.

After leaving his position, Cárdenas ordered that the Casita de Piedra be opened to the public in order to show the natural richness of the park. Afterwards, it served as a set for the recording of the horror movie Los amantes del Señor de la Noche (The Lovers of the Lord of the Night), starring the actress Isela Vega.

Today, the Casita de Piedra is the headquarters of the Centro Turístico de Capacitación Sericícola y Rebocería de Jiquilpan (Jiquilpan Sericulture and Rebocería Training Tourist Center), where the silk worm used to make rebozos on a wheel loom is cultivated. The women in charge of making this typical craft are the ones who teach visitors how to weave the threads.

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