Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Trip

We had a great trip yesterday. It was well worth the visit and here's some info.

Estrella Blanca bus fare to the Grutas from Cuernavaca was $66. Entrance fee to the Grutas is $75. After a two hour guided tour of the caves, we paid $200 for a taxi to Taxco, a half hour drive. (Combis are also available.) Bus fare for the return trip to Cuernavaca from Taxco was $90. 

Also recommend the trip up to the Cristo Monumental in Taxco: an impressive statue, and beautiful views of the valley below. 

Shops, restaurants and parking

Cave entrance



These amazing caverns are located 52 Kms. from Taxco on highway 166 in the State of Guerrero. The Grutas de Cacahuamilpa or cacahuamilpa Grottoes make for a fascinating excursion.

The Caverns were discovered in 1834 by Manuel Saenz de La peña and were decreed as a national park in 1937. Only 10 of the estimated 70 kilometers of passages have been explored so far. The highest of the explored chambers measures some 80 meters in height. The average height of the chambers is 40 meters. The cavern’s mouth measures 21 meters in height and 40 meters in width.

The park opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. everyday. The tour is throughout approximately 2 kilometers of the underground labyrinth and each tour lasts about 2 hours. I really recommend that you carry some water with you and comfortable shoes. At the visitor’s center there are restaurants, snack bars, and souvenir shops.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Chinameca farm becomes Museum of Agrarismo

Chinameca farm becomes Museum of Agrarismo

Objects of the time, multimedia elements and a half hundred documents from the sixteenth century to the present day, make up this new exhibition dedicated to this social movement




The Morelense museum was provided with an information and documentation to develop studies on the subject; besides the show opened Emiliano Zapata in Morelos A hundred years of drafting the Plan de Ayala, the Ex Hacienda de San Juan Chinameca, Morelos, where began and ended the Zapatista movement, was converted to house the Museum of Agrarismo, a space that will be dedicated not only to the history of the forms of property in Mexico, but their study through an information and documentation. 

Opened this week by President Felipe Calderon, the enhancement of this space is the product the coordinated effort between the Ministry of Education through the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and Historical Studies of the Revolutions of Mexico, the Agrarian and the Government of the State of Morelos. The Museum exhibits Agrarismo the evolution of the social and political movement that marked the history of contemporary Mexico, through multimedia elements, objects of the time and about fifty historical documents from the XVI until today. 

He was also presented with an information and documentation that will be key to developing research in this area. The tour of the new exhibition consists of eight sections: What is agrarismo?, Earth: mother goddess, political status, ideological status, Cast and forms of ownership transformations in the twentieth century, Agrarian Development, and New Age, vision for the future.


Directions to Chinameca --- Leaving the city of Cuernavaca take the highway no. 138 bound for Yautepec, and then state highway 2 and shortly before reaching Tlaltizapán, a detour by the state highway 9, 20 km is the Hacienda de Chinameca, distinguished by its distinctive brick fireplace with the inscription "Land and Freedom".

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Zacualpan of Amilpas, Morelos

Getting there
From Mexico City take the highway to Cuernavaca and Cuautla. After this city is 20 km to the north branch towards Tetela. Zacualpan is 10 km in this direction. From Puebla you have to leave for Atlixco and take the Interoceanic Highway. After Jantetelco bends north (right). In total there are 90 km from the town of Angelópolis.


Why?
Located in the northeast of the state of Morelos, is a pretty town, well maintained and possessed of a remarkable series of wonders. That is his great temple and former Augustinian convent of the Immaculate Conception (completed in 1565), its Sunday market where barter and the famous hotel spa Casa del Arboles, which is one of the most popular in the country continues.

Monasterio de Zacualpan

Convento de Yecapixtla

What to do?
Walk around town and admire its architecture. On the trail of Morelos convents designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Zacualpan is the first site in the east, so that the town is an excellent place to start exploring this monumental series (those who follow are those of Hueyapan and Tetela del Volcán, 24 and 14 km away respectively). Also worth visiting the beautiful chapels Village neighborhood, as well as the ruins of the nearby haciendas.


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