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Tower of flowers in Toliman, Queretaro, Mexico Toliman it is located 53 miles from the capital City of Queretaro and can be reached by the Marques - Jalpan Road.

The area was inhabited by Spanish and Otomi families since before 1532, which is noted as the date of its founding. On September 3, 1776, it was officially named a town and on May 13, 1950, upgraded to a village. Finally, on June 12, 1982, it receives city status.

Toliman Tourist attractions:

  • San Pablo Temple Adorned with arches and towers, this church was built between 1777 and 1785. People from the community enact religious scenes during. Holy week in its ample atrium.
  • Chalma Chapels Every year, the image of Our Holy Lord of Chalma is venerated on December 25 in this church. Built between 1919 an 1935, its architecture includes an entrance arch and a tower finished with a half-sphere.
  • Oratorio Chapels Tiny buildings are constructed on the sites where the most important person of a household dies, a manifestation of Otomi culture. Oratorio Chapels in Toliman, Queretaro, Mexico
  • El Calvario Hill Villagers ascend this hill, site of an ancient ceremonial center, during Holy Week and on the Feast of the Holy Cross.

Death's Day in Toliman, Queretaro, Mexico Toliman Festivities:

  • Day of the Death's The Toliman's people celebrate in pre Hispanic tradition. They offers on altars, flowers, bread, wine, candles and food in honor to the ancestors. Day of the Death's in Toliman, Queretaro, Mexico
  • San Miguel Festivities The longest festival in the Queretaro state occurs here in the weeks before the 29th of September, the feast of St. Michael the Archangel. Preparations begin in July with large meals, dances and prayers. On the 27th of September, a 65 ft high Chima made of palm, bread fruits and flowers is erected.

In San Pablo Toliman, distinctive bags and capes are made from the maguey plant. The regional cuisine sweet tamales, empedrados made with corn flour and beans, chickpea stew flavored with saffron, cinnamon and parsley, and sauted tantarrias -insects found in the mesquite trees - are some of the favorite and outstanding dishes of Toliman.




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