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Haciendas, un legado para la historia de México

Por Magdalena Copado En el estado de Guanajuato, México existieron un número importante de fincas de explotación agrícola latifundista, conocidas como “Haciendas” durante la época virreinal del Virreinato de Nueva España y hasta el Porfiriato. Estas haciendas tenían bajo su control grandes extensiones de tierras en donde se desarrollaban actividades agrícolas y ganaderas, principalmente (Haciendas [...]

Hacienda de Jaral de Berrio y sus propietarios

Por Magdalena H. Copado Uno de los vestigios mas impactantes que podamos ver en la zona norte de Guanajuato, la que fuera la hacienda más rica en la época colonial, tan rica que se volvió un Mayorazgo compuesto por 99 haciendas distribuidas desde los alrededores de la Ciudad de México hasta Zacatecas, es la de [...]

Travel News

Travel News By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Holland America Increases Mexico Sailings Holland America Line has announced that it is upping its Mexico capacity by repositioning the larger, Vista-class Westerdam from October 2016 through February 2017. The ship will sail 13 seven-day cruises roundtrip from San Diego, CA, including two special holiday departures in [...]

The Promise of Fulfillment

The Travelers Within By Val Jon Farris “Life is a promise; fulfill it.”-Mother Teresa Fulfillment, that elusive promise of attaining unbounded happiness, contentment, and peace in our lives. Our yearning for fulfillment, however, doesn’t stop there; it reaches more deeply into our desire for freedom, in the sense of living as we choose rather than [...]

The Architectural Tour and the Historical Walking Tours Can Calm Your Fears

By Betse Davies At 5:00 in the morning on February 2, when we were peacefully sleeping, the phone rang urgently. “They are shooting at me!” a distraught voice cried. “A revolution has broken out!” “No, not true. It’s Candelaria, and Parque Juárez is the Garden of Eden.” Architectural Walking Tour Thu, Feb 18, 10am Meet [...]

Treat Yourself to a Unique Architecture Walking Tour

By Betse Davies “Unique” is the right word. This is the only town in Mexico where the entire downtown area is made up of really old buildings with one exception. We are talking about several hundred-year-old buildings that figured in the 1810 revolution against Spain. Certainly, the uses of the buildings have changed over the [...]

Trip to Guadalajara

By Janice Page The International Lions Club of SMA is sponsoring another bargain trip, this time for shopping and sightseeing to Guadalajara on December16 for three days. They will be staying at the lovely Real Inn Hotel, very near the historic center. There will be a walking tour upon arrival and a “BYOB” cocktail party [...]

The Architectural Tour

By Betse Davies Jay Moskowitz and Doug Lord will be leading the Architectural Walking Tours of the downtown area on Thursday, November 19, at 10am. They will meet you in the Jardín across the street from the Parroquia. The tour will last about two and a half hours and is mostly level walking. Your donation [...]

New Discovery Tours Benefit Jóvenes Adelante

By Robin Loving Rowland When Dali Amaro, Discovery Tours director, brought Jóvenes Adelante its first donation from its tours to handcraft workshops, Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo/Atotonilco, eighteenth-century haciendas, wineries, and colonial homes, he had big news: “We’ll now benefit Jóvenes Adelante with tours to Cañada de la Virgen, as well!” Cañada de la Virgen, an Otomi/Tolteca/Chichimeca [...]

Celebrate Mexican Independence: Take the Architectural Tour

By Betse Davies Follow up the fast-paced festivities of September 15 and 16 by taking a slower-paced architectural tour led by Jay Moskowitz and Doug Lord on Thursday, September 17. The guides will meet you in the Jardín across the street from the Parroquia at 9:45am. Tour Architectural Walking Tour Thu, Sep 17, 9:45am Meet [...]

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