Ixtlán del Río

Nayarit

“Ixtlán del Río” is a beautiful municipality, whose name comes from “Nahuatl” and means a place where obsidian abounds, in 1823 it was still part of Jalisco and it was until 1918 that Nayarit was formed as a free and sovereign state that “Ixtlán” joined as one of its municipalities.

Known as the gateway to Nayarit, it is said that every traveler who goes to the northwest or to the center of the Republic, passes through this city.

Its provincial air is distinguished in each of its corners, its buildings and streets. In the historic center is the “Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol”(St, James the apostle’s Parish), which dates back to 1851 and is distinguished by its New Spain Baroque style and its pink quarry construction.

Another emblematic building is the “Portal Redondo” (Round Portal) built in 1889 and which until 1944 functioned as a municipal market, it is an example of the colonial heritage of “Ixtlán”, its corridor is ideal to savor a traditional “nieve de garrafa”(carafe sherbet) or its delicious typical sweets.

On your tour of the main square you will notice the incredible Kiosk that certainly does not go unnoticed; this symbol so representative of the city was brought from France and is built with carved quarry. It was inaugurated in the year 1907 and has witnessed a great number of historical, artistic and cultural events.

An unmissable stop is the “Ixtlán del Río” Market, a perfect example of modernity and tradition and whose building is a replica of the San Miguel market in Madrid. This is the ideal place to enjoy the local gastronomy that offers delicacies such as “birria” ( meat stew traditionally made from goat meat), “pollo a la picha” (Pieces of chicken fried with potatoes and bathed in jalapeño salsa) and the traditional “tejuino”( cold beverage made from fermented corn).

“Ixtlán” is 82 km from Tepic, approximately 48 minutes by road.

“Ixtlán del Río” is a beautiful municipality, whose name comes from “Nahuatl” and means a place where obsidian abounds, in 1823 it was still part of Jalisco and it was until 1918 that Nayarit was formed as a free and sovereign state that “Ixtlán” joined as one of its municipalities.

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Known as the gateway to Nayarit, it is said that every traveler who goes to the northwest or to the center of the Republic, passes through this city.

Its provincial air is distinguished in each of its corners, its buildings and streets. In the historic center is the “Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol”(St, James the apostle’s Parish), which dates back to 1851 and is distinguished by its New Spain Baroque style and its pink quarry construction.

Another emblematic building is the “Portal Redondo” (Round Portal) built in 1889 and which until 1944 functioned as a municipal market, it is an example of the colonial heritage of “Ixtlán”, its corridor is ideal to savor a traditional “nieve de garrafa”(carafe sherbet) or its delicious typical sweets.

On your tour of the main square you will notice the incredible Kiosk that certainly does not go unnoticed; this symbol so representative of the city was brought from France and is built with carved quarry. It was inaugurated in the year 1907 and has witnessed a great number of historical, artistic and cultural events.

An unmissable stop is the “Ixtlán del Río” Market, a perfect example of modernity and tradition and whose building is a replica of the San Miguel market in Madrid. This is the ideal place to enjoy the local gastronomy that offers delicacies such as “birria” ( meat stew traditionally made from goat meat), “pollo a la picha” (Pieces of chicken fried with potatoes and bathed in jalapeño salsa) and the traditional “tejuino”( cold beverage made from fermented corn).

“Ixtlán” is 82 km from Tepic, approximately 48 minutes by road.

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