Ixmiquilpan

What is Ixmiquilpan known for?


oil paintings

After his retirement, he maintained homes in both New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico.


local story

. A local story states that when the Palace was inaugurated, a small pot filled with gold coins was interred in one of the portals. In 1949, during the first remodeling of the building, this pot was found but no one knows what happened to the coins. After his retirement, he maintained homes in both New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico.


famous water

and many take hiking trips for fun since the climate is almost perfect. This is increasing tourism in the area. Many buses departing from Mexico City arrive to this destination and visitors spend time in the so famous water parks throughout the community. One well known park is El Parque Acuatico De Dios Padre. This particular park offers transportation, hotels, camping and services for tourists that come from Mexico City. Many immigrants that migrated to the U.S. in the 1980s as the result


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; After his retirement, he maintained homes in both New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico.


growing community

City Laredo highway was built through Ixmiquilpan which gave the town more connection with the outside world. A short time later the municipal market (Traditional fixed markets in Mexico) was inaugurated in 1942 to meet the needs of the growing community. This market was originally on the main plaza but was moved to the Jose Maria Morelos neighborhood in 1969. In 1951, by presidential decree, the Patrimonio Indígena del Valle de Mezquital (Valley


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of prisoners against a landscape rich in foliage. Along the north wall, these warriors battle supernatural creatures such as a centaur which wears a headdress of quetzal feathers and figures of pregnant women emerging from acanthus (Acanthus (plant)) buds. This church was declared a national monument in 1933. The Diana fountain File:CloseupDianaIxmi.JPG thumb Close up


large oil

of Nuestra Señora del Carmen is one of the most important churches here. It has a pink stone facade, and inside there are tall wood altarpieces and large oil paintings. Its small atrium used to have a large number of cypress trees but these were cut down recently. The '''Municipal Palace''' and the '''Hidalgo Theater''' next to it were built at the iniative of Mayor Marín Yánez, between 1906 and 1910 in preparation for the Centennial of Mexico's Independence


choir

; This church is typical of the fortress-style churches built by the Augustinians in the 16th century. The facade is Plateresque style with paired columns and with a window in the choir area. The bell tower is annexed and joined with the facade. It has a crown and bell gables.

underneath the choir, fragments of murals showing Eagle and Jaguar warriors dialoguing, indicated by Aztec speech scrolls. Inside the nave is a large sequence of battle murals in enormous friezes that extend from under the choir long both sides. On the south wall, Eagle, Jaguar and Coyote warriors are dressed in animal skins, robes and feathered helmets, all fighting one another with obsidian (Obsidian use in Mesoamerica) swords and other weapons. The scenes depict decapitations and the dragging


large series

Highway at km 170 in the central west part of the state of Hidalgo (Hidalgo (state)). The town of Ixmiquilpan is noted for its parish church, Church of San Miguel Arcangel, which contains a large series of murals done in the 16th century by native artists depicting Eagle (Eagle warrior) and Jaguar warriors in battle, along with other pre-Hispanic imagery.


honey

with the Nith train station. The rail line through here was planned by Englishman Richard Honey, who came to Ixmiquilpan with his family to settle. The rail line was supposed to run from Pachuca to Tampico, Tamaulipas but it was built only as far as this town. However, Honey did manage to build the "Iron Bridge" over the Tula River in the village of Tasquillo which became part of the Camino Real as well. ref name "tradicion">

. The pigweed which used to be the base of Ixmiquilpan's Otomi name, is eaten with nopales and in other mixtures. Edible insects such as butterfly larvae, honey ants, nopal beetles, escamoles, mequite, nopal and corn worms are all used here in tacos, roasted, in omelets and other ways. The maguey flower, called gualumbo, is sautéed with epazote, onion and chile. Catfish and barbacoa are also staples here.

Ixmiquilpan

'''Ixmiquilpan''' (Otomi (Otomi language): '''Ntsʼu̱tkʼani''') is a city and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. It is located on the Mexico City Nuevo Laredo Highway at km 170 in the central west part of the state of Hidalgo (Hidalgo (state)). The town of Ixmiquilpan is noted for its parish church, Church of San Miguel Arcangel, which contains a large series of murals done in the 16th century by native artists depicting Eagle (Eagle warrior) and Jaguar warriors in battle, along with other pre-Hispanic imagery. language Spanish accessdate 1 September 2009

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