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Plaza Benito Juárez and Catedral de San Jerónimo (Benito Juárez Square and St. Geronimo)

Tacámbaro

The best way to begin to know the Pueblo Mágico de Tacámbaro (Magical Town of Tacámbaro) is in the Plaza Benito Juárez, (located in calle Artículo 123) that protects several architectural jewels, standing out the San Jerónimo Cathedral for being one of the best preserved in the territory with its peculiar copper dome that crowns it.

This religious enclosure dates back to the 16th century, when the Augustinian friars built their convent and later it would become the first religious temple in the town. Going into the cathedral, you will find a bronze altarpiece representing the throne of God.

When you leave San Jerónimo, go to the Templo del Hospital built under the orders of Don Vasco de Quiroga whose humanist work sought to bring hospitals closer to the people. The 16th century building still preserves the Augustine influence on its façade, typical of the religious constructions of the time.

If you still have the energy to extend the walk, buy some of the little cups with blackberries harvested in this land and sold by their producers. Go three blocks ahead of this square. You will reach the Abasolo road where one of the most emblematic corners of the town, the Calle de los Escalones, is hidden.

This represents a small challenge for its visitors by inviting them to climb 49 steps, although the reward will be worth it: an incredible view of the valley, highlighting the adobe houses with their reddish roofs crowned by the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe).

Nearby is the Plazuela del Santo Niño, another favorite gathering place for the beauty of its gardens and fountain. If you want to buy local crafts, preserves or local candies, go to the Casa del Artesano located in this plaza.
The best way to begin to know the Pueblo Mágico de Tacámbaro (Magical Town of Tacámbaro) is in the Plaza Benito Juárez, (located in calle Artículo 123) that protects several architectural jewels, standing out the San Jerónimo Cathedral for being one of the best preserved in the territory with its peculiar copper dome that crowns it.

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This religious enclosure dates back to the 16th century, when the Augustinian friars built their convent and later it would become the first religious temple in the town. Going into the cathedral, you will find a bronze altarpiece representing the throne of God.

When you leave San Jerónimo, go to the Templo del Hospital built under the orders of Don Vasco de Quiroga whose humanist work sought to bring hospitals closer to the people. The 16th century building still preserves the Augustine influence on its façade, typical of the religious constructions of the time.

If you still have the energy to extend the walk, buy some of the little cups with blackberries harvested in this land and sold by their producers. Go three blocks ahead of this square. You will reach the Abasolo road where one of the most emblematic corners of the town, the Calle de los Escalones, is hidden.

This represents a small challenge for its visitors by inviting them to climb 49 steps, although the reward will be worth it: an incredible view of the valley, highlighting the adobe houses with their reddish roofs crowned by the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe).

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