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VALLEY FILLED WITH CHURCHES AND CHAPELS

The meaning of its name has been interpreted as "place on the earth". It was inhabited by Nahuatl tribes and served as the capital of the Tlalpan chieftainship.

As soon as you enter, you will encounter a beautiful monumental arch welcoming you to a place full of stories and legends that can be discovered through its buildings and inhabitants.

Talpa, specifically the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, is the final point of the Pilgrimage Route, a path with over 200 years of tradition that crosses certain points in the states of Mexico and Jalisco. It starts in Ameca and covers 117 km through the mountains of the Sierra Madre. Thousands of people, especially during Holy Week, embark on this route.

Along the way, there are several viewpoints, shrines, and services such as accommodation and resting areas. The viewpoints are located in Ameca, Mixtlán, and Mascota. Additionally, there are six resting sites, two hostels, and a spectacular 18-meter-tall image of the Virgin of Gratitude.

Talpa enjoys an incredible temperate climate throughout the year. In the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 32ºC, while in winter, they can drop to 9ºC.

This beautiful town nestled in a valley amidst the Sierra Madre Occidental is located 127 km (2.5 hours) from Puerto Vallarta and 201 km (3.5 hours) from Guadalajara.

Talpa de Allende

What to See in Talpa de Allende

Tourist Attractions of Talpa de Allende

Plaza Central (Main Plaza)

Talpa de Allende is a place that invites you to explore it on foot, starting with its beautiful central plaza where you can enjoy some typical snacks.

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

It is a building located on one side of the Central Plaza and dates back to 1802.

"La Mexicana" Building

This construction served as a storage facility for minerals and silver extracted from the rich mines of Bramador, Desmoronado, and Cuale.

Santuario de la Virgen del Rosario

Talpa is known for its numerous religious buildings, starting with the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rosary, which dates back to 1782. It features an impressive gray quarry facade and enormous towers with pyramid-shaped tops covered in tiles. Inside, there are beautiful stained glass windows and paintings of the four evangelists, as well as ornate golden decorations culminating in a main altarpiece with a cypress tree housing the sculpture of the Virgin of Talpa. It is one of the most visited churches in the country by devout pilgrims, as the image of the Virgin of Talpa is highly revered.

En su interior hay bellos vitrales y pinturas de los cuatro evangelistas, así como una recargada decoración en dorado que culmina con un retablo principal con ciprés que aloja la escultura de la Virgen de Talpa.

Es una de las iglesias más visitadas en el país por peregrinos devotos, ya que la imagen de la Virgen de Talpa es muy venerada.

Parroquia del Señor San José

The parish was built in 1858 in a neoclassical style, with a front adorned with floral and leaf reliefs in mortar.

Other Religious Constructions

These include the Chapel of the Resurrection, built in 1944; chapels dedicated to the Archangels Gabriel, Rafael, and Michael; the Chapel of Mineral de El Cuale, erected in 1870 during the mining boom, with a colonial-style stone facade; the Chapel of Concepción del Bramador, similar in style to the previous one; and the Chapel of the Cruz de Romero, featuring a large cross dating back to the 18th century, located in the middle of a beautiful landscape atop a hill.

Museum of Sacred Art of the Virgin of the Rosary of Talpa

The museum has two large exhibition halls that showcase the town's history and display some of the Virgin's garments, as well as various religious objects such as sculptures, priestly ornaments, books, sacred vessels, and ancient scrolls, among others.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 14:30 hrs.

Bicentennial Forum

This venue is used for various cultural activities.

Mirador del Cristo Rey (Christ the King Viewpoint)

It features an incredible sculpture with two chapels and offers a privileged location for panoramic views of the region.

What to Do in Talpa de Allende

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN TALPA DE ALLENDE

Explore the Maple Forest

Near Talpa, you'll find the Maple Forest, covering 56,000 hectares of dense forest where maple trees abound. In fact, according to experts, this forest is richer in species than some forests in the United States and Canada. It is an ideal place to connect with nature and engage in activities such as hiking, camping, and fishing.

Discover interesting petroglyphs

Not far away is the Sacamecate Petroglyph Zone, where you can see a series of monoliths engraved with channels, grooves, and anthropomorphic figures that are remnants of ancient settlements.

Must visit destinations in Jalisco

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Costalegre

Mascota

Puerto Vallarta

Guadalajara

Tequila

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