Marques is located only 5 miles from the capital of the state, it has
semidry climate and an average
temperature of 61° F.
Chichimecas who inhabited El Marques, called the land Tlaxco (ball game). By
1850, the Spaniards called the area Hot Water Canyon. In 1941, the former
seat of government of the state was converted to a municipality and in 1949
was named El Marques
San Pedro Apostle Temple,
This neoclassic church was built in the 19th
century. Beautiful frescos and windows are outstanding.
La Cañada Grand
The construction of this great structure began in 1741.
For 130 years, workers put in the foundation, the walls, the buttresses
and church houses. the there was nobody to take charge of putting in the
arches and curved ceilings. Finally, the church was finished in 1873 under
the direction of architect Francisco Amaya Avendaño.
San Antonio Chapel,
Descending from the
Camino Real to the Presa del Diablo or Devil's Dam, one will find the
remains of this ancient chapel.
Pan de Dulce
Here sits the highest place in town, where Conin
stood to speak when he received the first Spaniard in this region, Hernan
Perez de Bocanegra, showing the great extension of his land, Inhabitants
and natural resources.
This dam, found in
the community of Los Pocitos, has a rock curtain fashioned to look like a
The Town's farm and fun fair is held in the week
of May, featuring Mexican dishes, games and rides and cockfights.
This zoo is considered the best feline breeding-houses
in Mexico, exhibiting a great number of cats and other animals, many in
danger of extinction. It is located on the Highway
La Cañada houses this motorcar racetrack, home to a splendid
arena, built to be able to host international competitions.
The regional Cuisine fruit ices
and specialty ice creams found in El Marques are without a doubt, the best
in the state. Handicrafts Pink cantera or quarry rock, is plentiful in this
area. Local artisans carve beautiful sculptures in the marble-like rock.
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