JALPA DE CANOVAS 1
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IT WAS BORN FROM A HACIENDA AND HOLDS MANY STORIES TO BE TOLD

Its foundation dates back to 1542 when these lands were granted to Don Juan Villaseñor to establish a hacienda dedicated to livestock farming and land cultivation. By the late 19th century, during the Porfiriato era, Hacienda de Jalpa was one of the most prosperous, covering 70,000 hectares with engineering systems of dams and canals, as well as a modern wheat mill.

Today, the main house and its productive walnut groves are still preserved. Visitors can explore the gardens, the wheat mill, the rooms where famous figures such as Maximilian of Habsburg and Porfirio Díaz once stayed, and the mill's aqueduct. 

This town is located 47 km from León, 184 km from Guadalajara, and 450 km from Mexico City.

Jalpa de Cánovas

What to See in Jalpa de Cánovas

Tourist Attractions in Jalpa de Cánovas

Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

Surrounded by colonial-era buildings, the main square offers a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere where you can savor exquisite artisanal ice creams. Notable is a mansion called Casa del Hacendado, featuring elegant balconies and windows with delicate wrought ironwork.

Iglesia del Señor de la Misericordia (Church)

Located in front of the square, it was built in 1908 by the Englishman Louis Long and showcases attractive stained-glass windows and neo-Gothic-style murals. It preserves some images from the original Hacienda de Jalpa.

Religious Constructions

You can also visit the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which are part of the old Hacienda de Jalpa de Cánovas dating back to the 17th century.

Luis Cabrera Museum

Named in honor of the town's chronicler, the museum displays a collection of objects and photographs that narrate the town's history.

During your visit, you will find everything from pre-Hispanic artifacts to historical photos from the 20th century.

The museum also exhibits historical documents, maps, and various farming tools.

Hacienda de Cánovas

This is an unmissable place, as it gave its name to this Magical Town (Pueblo Mágico) and was once one of the most prosperous haciendas in the country. Today, the dam, some buildings, and the mill are still preserved.

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN JALPA DE CÁNOVAS

Visit Santa Eduviges Dam

In the surroundings, you can visit the 18th-century Santa Eduviges Dam and the Nueva Dam, as well as several swimming areas and the Sierra de la Comanja, which serves as a platform for adventurous paragliding enthusiasts.

Enjoy Las Musas

This protected natural area is ideal for birdwatching, as it is the habitat of woodpeckers, owls, ducks, and more.

The place offers a captivating landscape, including a river where large cypress trees with their enormous twisted roots grow. Here, you can refresh yourself in the river's waters amidst a unique scenery.

Visit a Vineyard

You can visit Bodega El Lobo, where you can explore its 25 hectares and enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by some tapas.

 

 

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