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With these 6 places to meet in Mexico
Traveling around Mexico can be described as exploring 32 different countries within a larger one. Each of the states that make up the Mexican Republic has customs, flavors, traditions and history that differentiate them from each other. That is why you have shared 6 places to get to know in Mexico.
However, something that unites all these places is the Mexicanness that is lived in each of them through different experiences: tasting the typical food, visiting its historical or natural sites, enjoying its traditions or shows and discoveries.
That’s why I want to take you on a little trip through six places that will make you live in Mexico in the skin.
Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
In addition to having the most beautiful plays in the whole country, here on the Riviera Maya we can experience one of the most famous Mexican shows out there. Throughout its history it has been able to surprise millions of visitors to celebrate in Mexico for all the highest: ¡Xcaret México Espectacular!
All the news more than 300 live artists and musicians celebrate the traditions and customs that make Mexico a unique country in the world. Using technology to create a light show as by paying homage to the iconic songs of our Mexican songbook. Xcaret México Espectacular is a must-see for all travelers.
Oh, Jalisco, don’t crack!
In case you have heard this phrase or if not, let me say that Guadalajara is the birthplace of one of the most iconic Mexican characters and that, along with the catrina of José Guadalupe Posadas, it can be recognized by anyone who wants it. I’m talking about mariachi.
The dream of the mariachi was born in Cocula, Jalisco, where the inhabitants create the rhythmic base as an expression of adoration to the Virgin of the Pile, imitating the way in which the fragile use music to evangelize them.
In Guadalajara there is a place with more than 100 years of history. Its name is the Plaza del Mariachi and is located in the famous neighborhood of San Juan de Dios, surrounded by markets, cafes and restaurants. This is where we can enjoy the best exponents of Mexican vernacular music.
There is a sentence that says:
“People who love to eat are always the best people”, and they are sure to go to Pobla, because this city is the sanctuary of one of the most delicious cuisines in the world. There is no better way to feel in Mexico than with the palate.
If you visit Puebla during the month of September you have to try the famous chillies in walnut. There is a story that says that this dish was born in 1821 to celebrate the Independence of Mexico and that the Augustinian mothers of the Convent of Santa Monica were the creators of this recipe.
Pobla also has cemites, xalups, churros, sweet potato, tlacoyos, los molotes and of course, the famous poblano mole that can vary from municipality to municipality, being the star dish of Mexico.
It has a history as large as its length, as its foundation dates back to 1325, when the Aztecs named it Mexico – Tenochtitlán.
This city has the largest historical center in Latin America and has been considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1987. It can include more than 1,500 buildings including museums, temples, churches, theaters and cultural centers in which they encompass. of almost 10 square miles.
A curious fact is that the historic center was named in this way from April 11, 1980 as a result of the discovery of an ancient Aztec monolith in the Main Temple with the representation of the goddess Coyolxauhqui in 1978.
The Zócalo of Mexico City is the historic epicenter where are some of the most important buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Main Temple, the National Palace, the old City Hall and nearby are Art Pales yokes as the National Museum . of Art.
If you ask someone: What place in Mexico would you like to visit? Sea of the valley of Chiapas its answer. In this state you can explore the lush nature that surrounds the fog forests of the state, as well as marvel at the history and syncretism among the cultures that still inhabit this region, preserving its uses and customs among which are to their crafts.
In Zinacantán you can learn more about the waist loom, which has its origins during the pre-Hispanic era and consists of a set of wooden bars, a rope and a band or mecapal to hold the loom to the loom. With this technique you can create pieces as amazing and colorful as typical dresses, blouses, chalinas and even applications for bags and shoes.
One of the basic garments in Chiapas is the huipil and each indigenous community has its own style. The wool and cotton textiles woven on looms are distinctive of San Juan Chamula, San Andrés Larrainzar, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, San Pedro Chenalho, Bochil and Teopisca.
To learn more about these textiles and embroidery I invite you to visit the Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, located in San Cristóbal de las Casas and this is one of the places to get to know in Mexico.
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Is there anything more Mexican than charreria? Known as the sport of Mexico, the charrería was born right in Hidalgo and then spread to Puebla and the State of Mexico. This Mexican tradition comes from the ancient haciendas and as the use of the horse became widespread, it soon became a common activity among the inhabitants of Mexico. Officially, the professional charrería was born in 1880.
Those who practice showed off their destruction in performing tricks with the horse and over time more items were added such as traditional clothing that depending on the occasion may vary to reach the gala costume with buttons.
It should be noted that like other Mexican traditions, the charrería has been considered an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2016.
If you want to see what we are talking about visiting the Lienzo Charro Crib of the Charrería where championships of this Mexican sport are celebrated.
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I hope you enjoyed this blog and that you are encouraged to visit these places to get to know Mexico.
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