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SIMBOLOGIA-DESTINOS-1

HISTORY AND COLONIAL BEAUTY

This town was founded by the Franciscans in 1526 in an area belonging to the Chupicuaro culture, one of the oldest in Mesoamerica.

In the 18th century, it experienced a great economic boom, which was reflected in the construction of various religious and civil buildings. In fact, the municipality is home to over 130 historic monuments considered Architectural Jewels by the INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History).

It is located two and a half hours from Mexico City. Take the Toluca highway and continue on the Ruta de la Independencia Bicentenario in Lerma de Villada. Then, take the exit towards Guadalajara/Morelia until you reach the turnoff to Acámbaro.

It is located two and a half hours from Mexico City. Take the Toluca highway and continue on the Ruta de la Independencia Bicentenario in Lerma de Villada. Then, take the exit towards Guadalajara/Morelia until you reach the turnoff to Acámbaro.

Acámbaro

What to See in Acámbaro

Tourist Attractions in Acámbaro

Templo y Convento de San Francisco

Built in the 17th century in a Baroque style with a beautiful monumental fountain.

Templo del Hospital

Constructed in 1532 with a distinctive doorway framed by an arch adorned with sculpted images in quarry stone, considered the most beautiful Plateresque facade in the state.

Next to it is Plazuela Hidalgo, where the unique Bullfighting Fountain was built to commemorate the first bullfight in New Spain in the 16th century. The fountain is adorned with various scenes reminiscent of bullfighting and is unique in the world.

Santuario de Guadalupe (Shrine)

Dating back to the 18th century, it features a beautiful interior with four frescoes depicting the arrival of the Franciscans in America, as well as a painting representing the genealogy of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

San Antonio Temple

Built in the 18th century, it houses an altarpiece adorned with woods bathed in a silver dye.

Templo Expiatorio o de la Promesa

A beautiful construction built in the mid-19th century.

Las tres Ermitas

These are the remaining three out of the 14 hermitages that were built for the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week, as well as the monumental Stone Bridge with nine arches in a neoclassical style built in 1750.

Aqueduct

There are still remnants of the aqueduct built in 1528, one of the first constructed in New Spain.

Fray Bernardo Padilla Community Museum

The museum exhibits artifacts found in the Chupicuaro archaeological zone.

What to Do in Acámbaro

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN ACÁMBARO

Visit Solís Dam

Located near Acámbaro, where you can enjoy beautiful natural landscapes and go kayaking. Interestingly, you can paddle to the submerged church of Puruagüita, which has been underwater for over 70 years.

Once at the church, you can be amazed by some of the details that can still be observed, including some paintings.

In the same dam, located in Paso de las Ovejas, approximately half an hour from Acámbaro, you can see a great variety of birds, making it a truly unique place for nature lovers.

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