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Mascota & Talpa, Jalisco, Mexico

Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico
Mascota, Mexico
Mascota, Mexico
Cobblestone streets and colonial style houses

Mascota, Mexico
Mascota's central plaza

Mascota, Mexico
The name "Mascota" is from Teco and means "the place of deer and snakes"

Mascota, Mexico
The municipality of Mascota is located in the plateau of the Western Sierra Madre mountain chain

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
The courtyard at our hotel in Mascota

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Our room is #4 on the second floor
Now This is a "key"

Mascota, Mexico
The key and lock looked ancient

Mascota, Mexico
And so was the room

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Happy Hour

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Napoleon Courvoisier

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Mascota was established in 1592 by early Spanish colonists looking for gold and silver

Mascota, Mexico
Mascota’s main businesses near the plaza

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Dinner at El Tapanco

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
The chef welcomes us to El Tapanco. Say Cheese

Mascota, Mexico
An appetizer of 'panela de quesos' (panela cheese) with sausage, bread, salad and beans

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Street food was popular at night

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Al fresco dining on street food

Mascota, Mexico
Cafe Napoles is known for its cakes, cookies, sandwiches and designer coffees

Mascota, Mexico
During breakfast at Cafe Napoles
we felt the tremor of a 7.5 earthquake that rocked Acapulco and Mexico City

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Virgin de los Dolores (Virgin of Sorrows) Church

Mascota, Mexico
A Baroque style, the church was completed in 1880 and took over 100 years to build

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Preciosa Sangre de Cristo Temple

Mascota, Mexico
Construction began in the 19th century but the temple was never finished

Mascota, Mexico
The annual pilgrimages from Ameca to Talpa de Allende
 
Talpa de Allende, Jalisco, Mexico
Talpa, Mexico
Talpa's main attraction is the church called, Our Lady of Talpa built in the late 1700's

Talpa, Mexico
Basilica of Talpa de Allende

Talpa, Mexico


Talpa, Mexico


Talpa, Mexico
Talpa's La Chaparrita, The Little Short One, aka Our Lady of the Rosary

Talpa, Mexico
The pilgrimage to Talpa starts in Ameca, ascends to el Cerro del Obispo at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and crosses the peak of Espinazo del Diablo

Talpa, Mexico
The Señora del Rosario is a 21 inch wooden figure which has become as popular as the Virgin of Guadalupe

Talpa, Mexico
Approximately two million people from all over Mexico walk to the town of Talpa to meet the Virgin of Talpa

Talpa, Mexico
Pilgrims at el Cerro del Obispo
 
The Sierra Madre Mountains
Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Talpa, Mexico


Talpa, Mexico
Every year since the 17th century a pilgrimage to Talpa takes place through the Sierra Madres

Talpa, Mexico
The pilgrimage to Talpa starts in Ameca, ascends to el Cerro del Obispo at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and crosses the peak of Espinazo del Diablo

Talpa, Mexico
Approximately two million people from all over Mexico travel to Talpa by foot, bike, car and bus

Talpa, Mexico

 
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