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Jalpan Mission in Jalpan de Serra, Queretato, Mexico

Jalpan de Serra is located 190 km of Queretaro city and 2460 ft above sea level with subtropical climate and average temperature at 73° F.

Tourist attractions:

  • Jalpan Mission This was the first Mission built by Fray Junipero Serra, and served as the model for the four other Missions he constructed. Its building dates from 1751-1758. It is considered one of the most stunning examples of baroque architecture in the new world. Click Here!
  • Sierra Gorda Museum Utensils and diverse pre Hispanic objects from the region are displayed in this museum, located on the main plaza.
  • Presa Jalpan Just a kilometer and half away from the city center, this dam has boat launches and campsites, so fishing, camping and boating can be enjoyed.
  • El Puente de Dios (God's Bridge) This site affords a great view. A canal of the river that comes from Pinal de Amoles flows through a singular cavern surrounded by jungle-like vegetation Click Here!
  • Tancoyol Mission The Mission, constructed from 1761 to 1767 under the direction of the Franciscan monk Juan Ramos de Lora, is the five Mission. The Mission is dedicated to Our Lady of the Light.
Tancoyol Mission in Jalpan de Serra, Queretaro, Mexico

Festivities:

  • Anniversary of the Founding of Jalpan This large farm and artisan fair is held in the last half of April and celebrates the city's founding. These fifteen days are filled with sporting and cultural events, storytelling, dances contests, singing, folk, dancing, rodeos, cockfights and the crowning of the fair's queen.

Salt dried beef dishes are popular this region of the Sierra Gorda. Trout and crawfish are specialties too. Hand stitched cloth, carved wood pieces, leather objects are hand made in this area.


 
 
 
 
 
 



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