The title of “Pueblo Magico” is a special designation given by the Mexican federal government to places with attributes, stories, legends , history that is deemed unique or “Magic” . It is a great touristic opportunity for town that receive this unique title . To receive the title of pueblo magico may take many years and the community that is applying for the title must come up with funds for basic standards in building treatment , unique products of interest for sale to visitors.
The Pueblos Magicos in our State of Jalisco are:
4.San Sebastián del Oeste
5.Lagos de Moreno
7.Talpa de Allende
All of these destinations are close to Casa de las Flores for day tips . Tequila is about an hour and a half and a lovely day trip to enjoy countryside and of course Tequila and its many famous distilleries
Tequila is a Pueblo magico a small town in Jalisco, Mexico and it´s located about an hour and a half from Guadalajara City on the highway Tepic Nogales-Puerto Vallarta, and has a population of 50,000 residents approximately. The word “Tequila” comes from the Nahuatl and means “place of tributes” and is also where they produce the most significant and representative Mexican liquor “Tequila”.
The indigenous people that originally lived in this area were chichimecas and Otomís but the town and its current name was formally established by Franciscan Monks in 1530, and the complete name was “Santiago de Tequila”.
Besides being designated as a Pueblo magico Since 2006 the town of Tequila was named by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage site of Humanity because of: the agave landscape and the antique Tequila industries. Actually the distilleries like Sauza and Cuervo, offer tours of their distilleries, where you can watch the Tequila process, you can go to the fields and see the agaves harvested and of course have a sample of Tequila, .
Do not forget to visit the Church de la Purisima, the Chapel del Calvario, The City Hall (where you may find an interesting painting, from a local artist which describes how the tequila come into being from a lightning bolt that struck right on an agave plant) and of course the National Museum of the Tequila, where you learn the history of these iconic drink , that through the years has become synonymous beverage of Mexico and now famous around the world.
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