Talpa de Allende
|Talpa de Allende|
|Municipality and city|
Our Lady of Talpa Church
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
|• Total||2,685 km2 (1,037 sq mi)|
Talpa de Allende is a city and municipality in Jalisco, Mexico. Surrounded by pine-covered mountains, Talpa de Allende is a silver mining town founded by the Spanish in 1599. The name "Allende" is in honor of General Ignacio Allende.
Talpa is the destination of a popular pilgrimage route. In the center of Talpa is the church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, which is the location of the tiny Virgen del Rosario, also called "La Chaparrita", meaning the short one, who they believe does miracles. Her birthday is celebrated October 7th one of the popular dates millions of people walk to Talpa every year. Another date she is visited is during Easter week ,3 million people attended in 2010. The walk can be anywhere from a few kilometers to a hundred or more depending on the starting point. It includes several climbs of hundreds of meters. During Easter week, there are stands selling food and drinks all along to route.
Places to visit
- Welcome arch dedicated to pilgrims and visitors in the entrance.
- Calzada de las Reynas: opened on November 18, 2004, and created for he community of pilgrims that visit Talpa de Allende and in honor of all the queens of Mexico. A pathway of statues of the virgins.
- Cruz de Romero
- Museum of the Talpa Virgin where her story is told as well as the history of Talpa de Allende.
- Maple forest of Talpa de Allende, the biggest forest in Latin America[dubious ] with more than 56,000 acres (23,000 ha) of maple and pine trees. http://www.guiatalpa.com/atractivos-turisticos.html
Talpa de Allende has one sister city.:
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