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The chronicles refer that in the year 1548, Fray Jacobo Daciano walked from Cheran towards the Zacapu encomienda, accompanied by a retinue of indigenous people. It got dark in the forest, very close to the lake and they camped there. At dawn, Fray Jacobo Daciano called everyone and told them that it was God’s will that a church be built in that place; the Indians dismantled the site, opened foundations, and the string was pulled to begin construction. Later they drew streets, locating the square, the “tianguis” and the royal house. Thus was born what is now the city of Zacapu. This must have happened on June 29, 1548, since Zacapu was entrusted to the patronage of the Apostle Saint Peter and for many years the name of that saint was used to designate the part of the city where the parish temple is located, now dedicated to Mrs. Saint Ana.
Parroquia de Santa Ana, Zacapu, Michoacán, México.
It is a recreational space, but it also has a great history, in its journey it is still common to find mud, oxidiana and some remains of the Purépecha civilization. If you look carefully when you go through it, you will find little explored yacatas, as well as an endless number of interesting places that allow you to delve into the ancestral culture of the “stone place”.
Cerro la Crucita, Zacapu, Michoacán, México.
A set of three islands located south of Lake Pátzcuaro. One of the main primary activities in the region is butterfly net fishing. Several festivities are held on the new pier that form a group with the islands, for example, the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated every January 12, canoeing competitions are held during Holy Week, or the dances and the decorated arches contest during the Day of the Dead.
Uranden, Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México.
Baroque style building, dating from the seventeenth century, with porcelain inlays on its side walls.
Parroquia de San Diego de Alcalá, Quiroga, Michoacán, México.
This small temple is filled with life and joy every September 29, the day in which the patron saint of the site is celebrated.
Templo de San Miguel Arcángel, Quiroga, Michoacán, México.
A skeleton dressed in period, with his wide-brimmed hat adorned with flowers, his lace and a feathered serpent like a rebozo greets everyone who arrives in Capula. It is the catrina, the symbol of this small pottery town of the Don Vasco Route, famous for being the place where these emblematic emblematic figures from all over Mexico are made. It was Don Juan Torres, famous international artist who made Capula his home, who popularized the catrina decades ago. Today, hundreds of small family workshops in the village keep their legacy alive, adding in each batch new designs and the personal stamp of each craftsman.
Capula, Michoacán, México.
One of the attractions of the community of Capula is the Church of Santiago Apóstol, which was built in the sixteenth century; It consists of a single nave and roof with two waters. The decoration that shows the cover corresponds to several medallions with motives apparently of the saints creators of the diverse religious orders that arrived at Michoacán: Franciscans, Augustinians, Jesuits and Dominicans. The Christ found in this Church shows indigenous features and was found in excavations. Its tower was built at the end of the 19th century. Every July 25 the town celebrates its patron saint, Santiago Apóstol.
Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol, Capula, Michoacán, México.
The museum presents the first Purépecha manifestations and works of Mexican popular art. It has artistic workshops in which hammered has been worked; On the other hand, this place has served as the venue for artisan competitions, as well as hosting the National Prize for Science in Arts and Popular Traditions. An excellent option to know the great talent of craftsmen and bring some memory to our loved ones. The attention is very kind.
MUseo Nacional del Cobre, Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, México.