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culture walk

Mezcala and Franciscan route.

culture walk

Mezcala and Franciscan route.

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English, Spanish
culture walk

Mezcala and Franciscan route.

culture walk

Mezcala and Franciscan route.

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

The tour departs from CASA DAMIANA at 9 am to Mezcala, where we will visit the Isla del Presidio. The island gained fame because in it several battles took place during the War of Independence starring the insurgents and because it is a prison, the only work of military architecture in the territory of Jalisco. From there we left for San Juan Evangelista to visit the Temple that was built in the XXVII century and has a holy field at the entrance. We will have a talk at the Casa del Maíz with one of the guardians of the corn of the Mexican Republic, where we will be able to know the 17 types of seeds that he grows in his garden. We will also see the process of elaboration of the nixtamal and we will have a weaving demonstration of tule with Doña María who is one of the last 3 artisans who still makes petates with this technique. There we will visit one of the pioneer workshops in the production of burnished clay. And finally we will visit San Lucas where we will have a talk about the elaboration of metates and molcajetes. Then I return to GDL (approximately 3 to 4 pm).

Your host

Learn more about Mónica

Mónica

I'm Monica, Lic. In Communication Sciences. I love traveling around Mexico and discover little known places. Part of this experience seeks to delve into a different type of tourism and full of cultural wealth.

What's included

Food
It includes tasting of 3 tacos of stew and water of flavor in the Casa del Maíz.
Transportation
Transportation GDL-MEZCALA-SAN JUAN-SAN LUCAS-GDL. Includes boat tour in Mezcala to the Presidio Island.

Where you'll be

We will visit Mezcala in the municipality of Poncitlán, on the shore of Lake Chapala. San Juan Evangelista known for the development of burnished clay, weaving of tule and its Temple dating from the seventeenth century and St. Luke the Evangelist known for the development of metates and molcajetes these last two within the Franciscan route and next to the lake of Cajititlan.

Things to keep in mind

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

Government ID

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What to bring

Comfortable clothes

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Mónica
Mezcala and Franciscan route.
New experience
$57/person
New experience
$57/person