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The city was founded in 1531 by Franciscan monks. It is both literally and figuratively an important crossroads of Mexican history. Four of the most significant events in Mexico’s history took place here. First, plans for Mexican independence from Spain were hatched here in 1810. Second, in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ...
... for this town, because we both felt that this town was by far the most charming and delightful of all we had seen. Like Tequisquiapan, only with better color, an older feel to the colonial architecture, not having that heavy tourist feel, (though like many towns we have visited, clearly preparing for growing tourism. ) We only had 2 or 3 hours there, way too little, ...
... rentals, and the whole thing is new and beautiful. We are so glad we went. Mark found a walking tour map of the historic center, and became "Tour-guide Mark" for the day. We saw a dozen churches, a dozen plazas, and lots of cool artisanal things. Lunch was delicious tortas (sandwiches filled with meat, cheese, and salsa). We also saw a group exercise session in the park, which looked more like a native dance. People ...
... container it came in) filled with beef, slices of cactus, cheese, and onion with a side of re-fried beans, tortillas, chilies, and salsa. I didn't touch the chilies or the salsa--the salsa the meat was sitting in was making me sweat enough as it was! The presentation of the food made me think of an octopus so I thought it was worth mentioning and showing. :) It was really good, though. I enjoyed it as I watched people in the plaza. I wanted to get back to ...
... to the La Cruz church - a historically significant church, about a couple of blocks away. Donna was the first one to say, "Wow", when she saw it. At 4 o'clock, a very elderly, priest gave us a half hour tour of the building. He was a little hard to understand but we got the gist of what had happened in the building.
The original convent and temple was built in 1654 but about 100 years later, it was replaced by a Baroque building that was built on the site ...