Cuyutlan Colima Salt
Sal de Cuyutlan – Colima – Mexico
One of Cuyutlan’s attractions is it’s Museo de la Sal – Salt Museum (sponsored by the University of Colima), which displays the processing involved in the extraction of sea salt and its history. Nearby along the train tracks there are many weathered wooden storage sheds that were used for warehousing the salt before shipping. During the Spanish colonialization of Mexico, Cuyutlan was one of the the major salt suppliers for the silver mines of Guanajuato and the area is still an important sea-salt producer today.
I was looking to buy some salt and this was the first time the Salt Museum was open. They do sell salt at a reasonable price in 1, 2 and 4 kilo bags. They have a number of miniature re-creations of the salt process and Spanish descriptions and history. The salt farm below is along highway 200 on the way back to Manzanillo.
Cuyutlan Salt Museum
Cuyutlan Salt Sheds
Cuyutlan Salt Flats
Working the Cuyutlan Salt Flats
Salt Workers Housing
Balneario Aguas Calientes – La Huerta
Marcos and I drove up to La Huerta on highway 80 only with the idea of looking around town and maybe taking a side road or two. What we found was some very nice and helpful people in the Tourist Office (Oficina de Tourismo) just off the Plaza.
We knew about the Petroglyphs but had no idea where they were or how hard to
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Colonial museum in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
Casa de Ignacio Allende is the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, one of Mexico’s great Independence heroes, and it now houses a historical museum. The “Museo Histórico de San Miguel de Allende” has a collection of weapons, documents and other objects that belonged to this independence war hero. Located at 1 Cuna de Allende Street, next to the Parroquia de San Miguel on the main plaza.
Museo Casa de Ignacio Allende
Angahuan is the little Purepecha town that you need to pass through to the Las Cabanas starting point to hike to either Paricutin volcano or the church. It may have been a bit of a drive depending where you started the day and you will most likely have a guide riding horseback along side your car who is unable to take no for an answer. Just don’t let your hurry or distractions keep
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Museo Universitario de Artes Populares
Near downtown Colima, Mexico
This museum is located in a neighborhood known as “La Atrevida,” on the corner of Gabino Barreda and Manuel Gallardo Zamora streets. To get to here from downtown Colima, coming from Torres Quintero Square specifically, you need to walk 7 blocks up Gabino Barreda street. Then you will find the University complex known as “IUBA.” In this complex you will find the Pablo Silva
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