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Sahuayo

Michoacán

Sahuayo de Morelos is a town located north of Michoacán, exactly nine kilometers from Jiquilpan, the birthplace of General and former President Lázaro Cárdenas. It is known as the “Michoacán Athens” for being the seedbed of poets, writers and painters.

Sahuayo is recognized for the dance of the Tlahualiles, which represents the conversion of paganism to Christianity, since these lands witnessed the battles during the Cristera War. By the way, the ravines that surround the town used to serve as a refuge for the Cristeros and are currently bathed by waterfalls worthy of admiration.

The main square shelters 19th century temples such as the Sacred Heart and its catacombs. There is also an extensive garden surrounded by small restaurants to taste the birria and chilacayote tacos accompanied by a few shots of ash maguey mezcal.

The Grand Hotel of Sahuayo ends up framing the colonial postcard, it is recognized for its walls and ceilings covered with antique satin tapestries, as well as the works of sacred art that decorate its rooms.

Surrounding it are artisan workshops of huaraches and hats woven in palm, as well as the Cultural Center of the Salesian College that exhibits paintings by Luis Sahagún, the great artist of Sahuayo.

Twenty minutes from Sahuayo is the Island of Petatán, in the Ciénega de Chapala, on the Michoacán side. Here, every year you can admire the migration of the American white pelicans. Another natural site to visit is the Rincón de San Andrés Ecological Park, with grills for a country day.

Sahuayo is located 229 kilometers ( 143 miles) from Morelia by land and 135 kilometers ( 84 miles) from Guadalajara.
Sahuayo de Morelos is a town located north of Michoacán, exactly nine kilometers from Jiquilpan, the birthplace of General and former President Lázaro Cárdenas. It is known as the “Michoacán Athens” for being the seedbed of poets, writers and painters.

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Sahuayo is recognized for the dance of the Tlahualiles, which represents the conversion of paganism to Christianity, since these lands witnessed the battles during the Cristera War. By the way, the ravines that surround the town used to serve as a refuge for the Cristeros and are currently bathed by waterfalls worthy of admiration.

The main square shelters 19th century temples such as the Sacred Heart and its catacombs. There is also an extensive garden surrounded by small restaurants to taste the birria and chilacayote tacos accompanied by a few shots of ash maguey mezcal.

The Grand Hotel of Sahuayo ends up framing the colonial postcard, it is recognized for its walls and ceilings covered with antique satin tapestries, as well as the works of sacred art that decorate its rooms.

Surrounding it are artisan workshops of huaraches and hats woven in palm, as well as the Cultural Center of the Salesian College that exhibits paintings by Luis Sahagún, the great artist of Sahuayo.

Twenty minutes from Sahuayo is the Island of Petatán, in the Ciénega de Chapala, on the Michoacán side. Here, every year you can admire the migration of the American white pelicans. Another natural site to visit is the Rincón de San Andrés Ecological Park, with grills for a country day.

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