MINERAL DE ANGANGUEO 2
MINERAL DE ANGANGUEO 2

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A TOWN SURROUNDED BY FORESTS AND MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

Nestled in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and just an hour and a quarter from Mexico City, this old mining town is surrounded by an unparalleled mountainous landscape with coniferous forests.

This town is characterized by its buildings that reflect its glorious mining past. With a colonial layout, its houses have tiled roofs adorned with balconies displaying colorful flower pots.

It is located 153 km (2.5 hours) from Morelia, 123 km (2.25 hours) from Toluca, 109 km (2.25 hours) from Valle de Bravo, and 186 km (3.25 hours) from Mexico City.

Mineral de Angangueo

What to See in Mineral de Angangueo

Tourist Attractions in Mineral de Angangueo

Templo de la Inmaculada Concepción

The temple is located in the Main Square and dating back to the 18th century, this Gothic-style construction is made of pink and gray quarry stone, resembling the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Iglesia de San Simón Celador

This church, built in the 17th century, displays a combination of neogothic and neoclassical styles on its facade. It is also located in the Main Square, which features an iron kiosk and serves as a meeting place for locals.

Casa Parker Museum

A beautiful colonial building that houses an interesting collection of photographs by Bill and Joyce Parker, who brought mining techniques to Angangueo.

Within the same house, you can see a tunnel known as the San Simón Tourist Tunnel. It starts in the house and ends at the Temple of the Immaculate Conception, located 9.50 meters from a vein. With an approximate length of 100 meters, it represents the mining work with various metals extracted from the mines, as well as the clothing and other tools used in mining exploitation.

Historical Mural of Angangueo

Depicting the town's history, this mural was created by the painter Jorge Téllez and is divided into six parts.

 

What to Do in Mineral de Angangueo

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN MINERAL DE ANGANGUEO

Visit El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Buy a beautiful souvenir from Michoacán

Savor the local cuisine

Enjoy the monarch butterfly sanctuaries

The main attraction of the town, due to its proximity to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, is precisely visiting the sanctuaries where these wonderful butterflies arrive: Sierra Chincua Sanctuary and El Rosario Sanctuary, just eight kilometers from Angangueo. The sanctuaries can be reached on foot or by horseback.

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Visit the Iron Cross Viewpoint

This viewpoint can be reached via a dirt road and offers the best views of the town and its beautiful surroundings.

The best time to visit is during the months of October to March when the monarch butterflies arrive.

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Uruapan

Paracho

Tlalpujahua

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