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In 2013 a pyramid of 13 steps, 20 complete human burials and 15 pieces of clay, basalt and copper ceramics were discovered in Malpaís Prieto, an area that is part of 400 archaeological sites located in the municipality of Zacapu, Michoacán, and where it does 700 years ago the uacusecha culture was established, a group considered to be the precursor that gave rise to the development of the Tarascan kingdom. This is indicated by the first archaeological finds and the exploration work on the uacusecha culture that archaeologists from the Center for Mexican and Central American Studies (CEMCA) have been carrying out for three years with the support of UNAM and INAH.
Malpais prieto, Zacapu, Michoacán, México.
It is one of the places most visited by local athletes, it has several watery spaces, games, volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a large number of green areas. Some years ago it became famous for the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe in one of its trees.
Parque la Zarcita, Zacapu, Michoacán, México.
It is one of the favorite places for local families to spend the weekend, it has a large number of green areas, as well as endemic species such as the Axolotl that will amaze you.
Laguna de Zacapu, Michoacán, México.
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.
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.