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April 13 - June 1
Among the forests of pine and fir trees of Michoacan, there is Tlalpujahua, a Magic Town that waits for you to walk its cobbled streets.
It is known as “Town of Eternal Christmas”, because it produces around 20 million of spheres each year, which are elaborated in family workshops. There are a little more than 400 artisan workshops installed in their stone-paved houses and picturesque streets, where they exhibit their skills for glass blowing and decoration. Their Holiday Village is a prototype of Bavaria Street in Rothenburg, Germany, in honor of the first craftsmen ever to work spheres.
Fair of the Sphere is held from October to December, where you will be able to buy everything you need for Christmas, but there are also other interesting places to visit all year long such as:
- Santuario del Carmen (Carmen Sanctuary): From its atrium you get a beautiful view of the village and its surroundings, and there is a light show at night.
- Convento de San Francisco (San Francisco Convent): Friar Manuel Martínez de Navarrete, whose effigy is exhibited in the central courtyard, lived and died in there. Ruinas o Torre del Carmen (Ruins or Carmen Tower): First church built in Tlalpujahua, consumed in the fire of 1939. The only item saved is an image of a Virgin that is now displayed on the altar of Carmen Sanctuary.
- Iglesia de Santiago Puxtla (Santiago Puxtla Church): XVI Century building which was originally destined for indigenous people and now serves as a church.
- Brockman Dam: You can ride horses, bike, camp or take a boat ride through its calm waters.
- Mina Dos Estrellas (Two Stars Mine): Where you can enter a tunnel to learn about mining work.
- Sierra Chincua (Chincua Mountain): There you will be able to admire Monarch butterflies especially during January and February.
Tlalpujahua is great to visit, because it preserves its pre-Hispanic roots which are reflected in its ceramic handicrafts, quarry carving and colorful feather art. You will certainly enjoy its beautiful sunsets while the aromas of the forest fill your lungs