Colonial Mexico: A Guide to Historic Districts and Towns

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The intriguing colonial heritage of Mexico is profiled in this detailed and informative guide. Chicki Mallan leads readers through cities such as San Miguel de Allende, Merida, and Veracruz, revealing 500-year-old churches, Spanish haciendas, and imposing palaces in styles ranging from neoclassical to Mudejar. She also emphasizes distinctive areas to shop in each city. Past and present are celebrated with coverage of festivals, indigenous arts and crafts, and photos taken by Oz...
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The intriguing colonial heritage of Mexico is profiled in this detailed and informative guide. Chicki Mallan leads readers through cities such as San Miguel de Allende, Merida, and Veracruz, revealing 500-year-old churches, Spanish haciendas, and imposing palaces in styles ranging from neoclassical to Mudejar. She also emphasizes distinctive areas to shop in each city. Past and present are celebrated with coverage of festivals, indigenous arts and crafts, and photos taken by Oz Mallan.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781566913201
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 2
The Conquest 3
The Growth of Cities 9
City Layout 13
Arts and Artisan Communities 17
Fiestas and Feasts 20
Special Topics
Hernan Cortes and His Soldiers 6
The Dog--History and Ritual 10
The Word Hidalgo 14
Why Zocalo? 16
Silver and the World 21
The Bullfight 23
Pulque, Mescal, Tequila 26
Trail of Cortes 28
Veracruz 29
Exploring the Streets of Veracruz 32
Cultural Veracruz 37
Beyond Colonial Veracruz: Jalapa 41
Santiago Tuxtla 44
La Antigua 44
Special Topics
Papantla Flyers of El Tajin 33
Star Mountain 43
Tlaxcala 45
Exploring the Streets of Tlaxcala 46
Cultural Tlaxcala 51
Beyond Colonial Tlaxcala: Parque Nacional la Malinche 53
Jardin Botanico Tizatlan 53
Tizatlan 55
Santa Ana Chiautempan 55
Sanctuary of Saint Michael 55
Huamantla 56
Tlaxco 58
Special Topic
The New City of Our Lady of Assumption 1525 47
Puebla 58
Exploring the Streets of Puebla 59
Cultural Puebla 68
Beyond Colonial Puebla: Centro Civico Cinco de Mayo 73
Cholula 74
Near Cholula 77
Special Topics
The China Poblana 62
Market Days in Outlying Villages 71
The Tower of Cholula 75
Mexico City 78
Exploring the Streets of Mexico City's Historic Downtown 79
Cultural Mexico City 88
Beyond Colonial Mexico City: Chapultepec Park 93
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe 97
Coyoacan 97
San Angel 99
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones 102
The Canals of Xochimilco 104
Special Topic
Death from a Broken Heart 100
Silver Cities 106
Taxco 107
Exploring the Streets of Taxco 109
Cultural Taxco 114
Beyond Colonial Taxco: Cacahuamilpa Caves 117
Acapulco 118
Near Acapulco 124
Special Topics
The Number You Need to Know 115
Jumiles 116
Acapulco's Famous Cliff Divers 122
Guanajuato 125
Exploring the Streets of Guanajuato 127
Cultural Guanajuato 133
Beyond Colonial Guanajuato: Museo de las Momias 139
Valenciana Mine 140
Valenciana Church of San Cayetano 140
Zacatecas 141
Exploring the Streets of Zacatecas 143
Cultural Zacatecas 147
Beyond Colonial Zacatecas: Guadalupe 150
Special Topics
Fighting the Bull 150
The Ghost of Mina El Eden 151
San Luis Potosi 151
Exploring the Streets of San Luis Potosi 154
Cultural San Luis Potosi 157
Beyond Colonial San Luis Potosi: Villa de Reyes 160
Mexquitic 160
Santa Maria del Rio 161
Cerro de San Pedro 161
Real de Catorce 162
Special Topic
The Spent Shoes of St. Francis 164
Royal Cities 166
Cuernavaca 167
Exploring the Streets of Cuernavaca 169
Cultural Cuernavaca 174
Beyond Colonial Cuernavaca: Tepoztlan 176
Special Topic
The Murals at Catedral de la Asuncion 170
Oaxaca 177
Exploring the Streets of Oaxaca 179
Cultural Oaxaca 186
Beyond Colonial Oaxaca: Santa Maria Atzompa 192
Arrazola 193
San Bartolo Coyotepec 193
Teotitlan del Valle 193
Ocotlan 194
Tlacolulu 194
Zaachila 195
Special Topics
The Guelaguetza--An Ancient Celebration 190
Mitla 193
Morelia 195
Exploring the Streets of Morelia 196
Cultural Morelia 201
Beyond Colonial Morelia: Butterfly Sanctuary 204
Patzcuaro 205
Lake Patzcuaro 209
Special Topic
Sweet Morelia 203
Seeds of Independence 214
San Miguel de Allende 215
Exploring the Streets of San Miguel de Allende 218
Cultural San Miguel de Allende 223
Beyond Colonial San Miguel de Allende: Sanctuario de Atotonilco 228
Dolores Hidalgo 229
Guadalajara 232
Exploring the Streets of Guadalajara 235
Cultural Guadalajara 240
Beyond Colonial Gaudalajara: Zapopan 243
Tlaquepaque 244
Tonala 246
Tequila 247
Special Topic
Rodeo with a Tapatio Twist 243
Queretaro 249
Exploring the Streets of Queretaro 251
Cultural Queretaro 260
Beyond Colonial Queretaro: Bernal 262
The Sierra Gorda Missions 264
Special Topics
Dona Josefa's Arrest Starts a War 252
Winery Tour 264
Maya Country 268
Campeche 269
Exploring the Streets of Campeche 271
Cultural Campeche 275
Merida 276
Exploring the Streets of Merida 277
Cultural Merida 283
Beyond Colonial Merida: Izamal 290
Valladolid 291
Special Topics
Yucatecan Style 284
How to Buy a Hammock 285
San Cristobal de las Casas 293
Exploring the Streets of San Cristobal de las Casas 296
Cultural San Cristobal de las Casas 302
Beyond Colonial San Cristobal de las Casas: San Juan Chamula 308
Chiapa de Corzo 311
Special Topics
Chiapas Indian Groups 296
The Lacandon 299
Amber 304
Resources 316
City Profiles 317
Acapulco 317
Campeche 317
Cuernavaca 318
Guadalajara 319
Guanajuato 321
Merida 321
Mexico City 322
Morelia 324
Oaxaca 325
Patzcuaro 326
Puebla 327
Queretaro 327
San Cristobal de las Casas 328
San Luis Potosi 329
San Miguel de Allende 330
Taxco 331
Tlaxcala 331
Veracruz 332
Zacatecas 333
Transport Tips 334
Useful Terms 335
Pronunciation Guide 338
Spanish Phrasebook 339
Booklist 344
Index 347
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