Hotel Casa Virreyes
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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 ...
We hadn't spoken of the very nice hotel we stayed at in Tecozuatla. It was unclear if it had fallen on hard times and was failing or if the current owners were trying to restore it to its former glory. In any case, the owners/employees were very nice and went out of their way to accommodate us. El Rincon Primavera, "A touch of spring" is the best I can do. See the ...
... the pews, talking in hushed voices as our voices echoed up among the gilded cherubs and mourning saints. All of the churches have been extraordinarily maintained, many of them dating back two or three hundred years at least.
Next we had plans to visit the infamous mummies of Guanajuato. The museum that houses the mummies is located next to the Tepetapa cemetery, which is where all of the mummies come from. Around the late 1800's the government started ...
... 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 ...
... displays the mummies. There was a tax that had to be paid every ten years and if it was not the bodies were removed from their crypt and stacked along the wall awaiting to be removed. The bodies were actually mummified because of the crypt seal and the clothes and skin are in tack. This museum is ranked by Sheila as the strangest in her entire life. I was fine until we found one of the bodies which had ...