SALVATIERRA 2
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"THE PLACE OF BEAUTIFUL VEGETATION"

Located in the southern part of the state, it is known as "The Place of Beautiful Vegetation" as it is surrounded by green valleys bathed by the Lerma River.

Its history dates back to the pre-Hispanic era when the Chipícuaro and Chichimeca cultures settled in the area. During the colonial period, it became the first town to be elevated to the status of a city in the state of Guanajuato in the first half of the 16th century.

It is a town with beautiful examples of civil and religious architecture, where you can enjoy a stroll through plazas, bridges, and viceregal and Porfirian mansions with arcades and courtyards, amidst the fresh scent of lemon trees.

It is located 84 km from Querétaro, 144 km from Guanajuato, and 283 km from Mexico City.

 

Salvatierra

What to See in Salvatierra

Tourist Attractions in Salvatierra

Jardín Principal (Main Plaza)

It is a large square, in fact, the largest in the entire state of Guanajuato, with a beautiful hexagonal kiosk in the center. This is a pleasant place where you can enjoy traditional ice creams.

Santuario Diocesana de Nuestra Señora de la Luz (Sanctuary)

Located in front of the Main Square, it is known as the Parish Church of Salvatierra. It is a majestic temple dating back to 1744 with a baroque facade.  

The upper part features a niche with a clock framed in quarry stone. Inside, the main altar in neoclassical style stands out, as well as the adjacent chapel with seven altars elaborately carved in pink quarry stone and adorned with gold, and a wooden altarpiece in a rich Churrigueresque style. The church also houses oil paintings from the 17th and 19th centuries that are worth admiring.

Templo de San Francisco (Temple)

It is an elegant building completed in 1740. Inside, three altars can be distinguished.

Father Pérez Museum

Located next to the temple, the museum's main theme revolves around a priest who was tortured during the Cristero War. In front of the museum, there is a pleasant garden where the statue of San Francisco de Asís (St. Francis of Assisi) is located.

Templo y Convento de las Capuchinas (Chapel and Convent)

Built between the 18th and 19th centuries, it is a Baroque complex resembling a fortress, featuring sober neoclassical altars.

Its former cemetery is now the Amado Nervo Square, and its cloister is still occupied by Capuchin nuns, where visitors can buy wafers, rompope (a traditional Mexican alcoholic beverage), and churros.

Templo y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Temple and Convent)

Located in Plaza Agustín de Carranza y Salcedo, it is the first construction in the town, built between 1644 and 1655. It boasts exquisite churrigueresque ornamentation.

Notable features include the main altar, elaborated in pink quarry stone in a neoclassical style, an oil painting of the Virgen del Carmen, and a 17th-century organ.

San Antonio Temple

It is characterized by its austere facade, with a beautifully carved door and a spacious atrium.

Templo del Señor del Socorro (Temple)

In this temple, a figure of Christ that was unexpectedly found inside a tree trunk is venerated.

Batanes Bridge

It is a well-preserved architectural gem from the colonial era, built in 1652 by the Discalced Carmelites.

Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum)

The museum houses the Historical Archive of Salvatierra, as well as a library, a newspaper library, and a photo library.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

What to Do in Salvatierra

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN SALVATIERRA

Explore the Haciendas

In the surrounding area, there are around 300 haciendas with a historical and cultural legacy, including San José del Carmen, Santo Tomás de Guatzindeo, and San Nicolás de los Agustinos.

Enjoy El Sabinal Eco Park

Crossing the emblematic Batanes Bridge built by the Carmelites in 1649, you will reach El Sabinal Eco Park, a pleasant recreational area with playgrounds.

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