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Lázaro Cárdenas’s romantic side


Tacámbaro de Codallos - Patzcuaro Region

Do you know why the presidential residence is called The Pines? The answer lies in the Pueblo Mágico de Tacámbaro. Get ready for a beautiful love story.

They say that the young Lázaro Cárdenas came to Tacámbaro and fell in love with a girl called Amalia Solórzano. She lived with her family in Hacienda Los Pinos, where the couple married in 1932. The general promised the young Amalia he would build a residence for her called Los Pinos that so she would not be homesick.

When Lázaro Cárdenas came to power in 1934, Chapultepec Castle was the official presidential residence. The general decided to move to a nearby property, where he had a pine grove planted. He changed the name of the house to Los Pinos to honor the promise he had made to his wife years earlier in Tacámbaro. The Amalia Solórzano Cultural Center tells the details of this fascinating story in its exhibition The Pines were born of love.

After you come out of the exhibition, follow the couple’s footsteps through this magical town. They strolled through the same picturesque streets with white houses, large eaves and delightful squares such as Santo Niño or the main square dominated by the imposing San Jerónimo Cathedral. Be that as it may, Tacámbaro worked its spell.

We recommend

  • When you get to Tacámbaro, stop off at the Restaurante el Mirador, also a hotel, with spectacular views over the Magical Town. Visit the house of Marcos A. Jimenez, the author of the famous Mexican song, “Adiós mariquita linda”.
  • Stay for lunch and try the famous fried diced pork dish known as carnitas de Tacámbaro at a traditional restaurant, such as El Rey Tacamba.
  • Ask for a guided tour by Don Fernando Zarco, at the Amalia Solorzano Cultural Center.

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  • In the morning
  • In the afternoon


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Portal Codallos #34, Col. Centro. 61650 Tacámbaro de Codallos, Tacámbaro


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