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Angangueo

Mining Magic Town Surrounded by butterflies

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Nestled in a ravine, Angangueo rambles between forested hills. Atop the surrounding mountains winter millions of monarch butterfly. Between November and March Angangueo sits at the heart of the extraordinary natural event that is the migration of the monarch, well worth a visit to the Sierra Chincua and El Rosario sanctuaries. 

This Magic Town looks amazing from the top, and a lot of viewpoints, such as the one in the Chapel of Misericord, offer spectacular panoramic views of this scenic town. From above, you can admire the ragged path of the town that follows the mountain, with its small streets and solemn adobe houses of big patios. Mining town, a town of riches and tragedy, where her residentes built big houses of colorful facades and flowers in every balcony. A quiet, friendly and welcoming place to the visitor.

The temple of the Immaculate Conception and the Parish of Saint Simon the Zealot fight over popularity. The first is the town’s temple; the second, the temple built by the wealthiest family, such was the wealth those mines used to give. In the middle, a warm main square with a gazebo surrounded with gates. The mining past of Angangueo is also portrayed in other ways, like Frida Kahlo's disciple Arturo Estrada mural at the Escuela Secundaria Mineros de Angangueo. In the back of the parish, another mural -this one in the open- by Jorge Tellez tells the story of this small town that has not lost its magic with the passing of time.

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Antojitos (Snacks) Market

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Antojitos (Snacks) Market

Antojitos (Snacks) Market

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Market of Crafts of the State Union of Artisans of Michoacan (UNEA-MICH)

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Market of Crafts of the State Union of Artisans of Michoacan (UNEA-MICH)

Market of Crafts of the State Union of Artisans of Michoacan (UNEA-MICH)

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