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Bellavista ex-textile factory

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To the north of the capital of Nayarit -only 7 km ( 4 miles)- is the town of Bellavista, where there is an old factory that from the echoes of the past will tell you all the historical facts that it has witnessed among these green hills.

Since your arrival you will be captivated by the beauty of the 19th-century construction whose design was the exact replica of a building in Ghent, Belgium called “Nerlands”, which means Bellavista. This building constructed in 1814 brought new life to the community by opening its doors as a spinning and weaving factory.

Although the building is beautiful with its bricks and stones of reddish and gray tones, it keeps a very important moment for the history of the region. During its time of greatest splendor, up to 350 workers provided their labor in grueling days of 14 to 16 hours a day. This, together with the fact that any error was punished no matter how small and there were no labor rights, began the discontent of the workers who organized a strike on March 20, 1905, being the first workers' strike of the 20th century, which would lay the foundation for the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.

The factory continued to operate until it closed in 1990. Currently, it serves as a meeting point for those who visit it attracted by its beautiful architecture with a facade topped by a clock and a bell, as well as its chimney that in past times didn't stop throwing smoke.

The complete tours go into the streets of Bellavista, el Ex Convento de la Santa Cruz (the former Convent of the Holy Cross), and to finish, the visit to the textile factory.

To the north of the capital of Nayarit -only 7 km ( 4 miles)- is the town of Bellavista, where there is an old factory that from the echoes of the past will tell you all the historical facts that it has witnessed among these green hills.

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Since your arrival you will be captivated by the beauty of the 19th-century construction whose design was the exact replica of a building in Ghent, Belgium called “Nerlands”, which means Bellavista. This building constructed in 1814 brought new life to the community by opening its doors as a spinning and weaving factory.

Although the building is beautiful with its bricks and stones of reddish and gray tones, it keeps a very important moment for the history of the region. During its time of greatest splendor, up to 350 workers provided their labor in grueling days of 14 to 16 hours a day. This, together with the fact that any error was punished no matter how small and there were no labor rights, began the discontent of the workers who organized a strike on March 20, 1905, being the first workers' strike of the 20th century, which would lay the foundation for the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.

The factory continued to operate until it closed in 1990. Currently, it serves as a meeting point for those who visit it attracted by its beautiful architecture with a facade topped by a clock and a bell, as well as its chimney that in past times didn't stop throwing smoke.

The complete tours go into the streets of Bellavista, el Ex Convento de la Santa Cruz (the former Convent of the Holy Cross), and to finish, the visit to the textile factory.

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