Tlalpujahua Travel Guide

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Tlalpujahua Overview

This little town is situated on the far Northeast of Michoacán state. During more than three centuries this place was a very prosperous gold and silver mining town. After the mines were closed because of a big landslide of mud in 1937 it started a new activity and today this little town is considered as the largest Christmas tree glass ornament factory in the world.

Tlalpujahua is known as well by having many architectural gems from the 17th century such as the Franciscan Convent, The Guadalupe Sanctuary and the El Carmen Church.

This was also the birthplace of the López Rayón Brothers (who had a very important role in the group of the leaders during the independence movement). The Dos estrellas mine, that used to be a leading producer of gold in early 20th century, today is a technological museum, and near there is a Campo de Gallo ecoturism center.

In 2005 this town was declared as "Pueblo Mágico" (Magic town) as a part of efforts to attract tourism.