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.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Cuernavaca ayer y hoy



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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Jardines de México


Mexico begins spring with the opening of the world's largest garden. Or so they say, at least, their promoters. With an area of 51 hectares (three of them corresponding to greenhouses). They opened this theme park of flowers and plants in Jojutla (Morelos), near Cuernavaca, the city of eternal spring.

With 51 hectares, Jardines de México, in Jojutla, Morelos, is positioned as posibly world's largest garden. The inauguration took place on  21, 22 and 23 March with a concert of tenor Fernando de la Mora.

This project is divided into eight themed gardens: Japanese, Italian, Cacti, The Labyrinth of Senses, Four Springs-where flowers typical of each will be exhibited season-Tropical, fans with flowers and pampered kindergarten, in which be taught environmental education workshops, among other activities.

The resort also features a Convention and Exhibition Centre, restaurants, greenhouses and "spectare", an entertainment center with capacity for 4000. In addition it is planned to build a hotel.

The project also includes the first Latin American school of gardening for professionals.

Jardines de Mexico

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