Zapopan

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selling traditional

was named the patron of Guadalajara and the protector against epidemics, storms and other calamities. Starting at 6 am, the image is carried on the streets from the Guadalajara Cathedral to the Basilica of Zapopan. The streets, including the wide avenue of Manuel Avila Camacho in Zapopan proper, are packed with dancers, vendors selling traditional food and crafts and spectators. The image stops periodically to receive homage from the many traditional dance groups and mariachi bands along the way. Traditional dances include “Los Tastoanes,” “La Danza del Águila Real,” “la de La Conquista” and “Los Huehuenches.” Once returned to its home at the Basilica, celebrations continue and end with fireworks at night. Other landmarks On '''Paseo Teopiltzintli''', which was the main thoroughfare into the city, is the Arco de Ingreso a Zapopan (Entrance Arch), built by the Spanish founders of the city. It is made of quarried stone and is twenty meters high. The arch area is decorated with sculptures and the arch itself is topped with large jars and an eagle. The Paseo Teopiltzintli leads to the Plaza de las Americas, after passing the Plaza Civica. The '''Plaza de las Américas—Juan Pablo II Square''' is located in front of the Basilica of Zapopan. It is paved with pink quarried stone, and contains a stone kiosk and four large fountains. There are two large sculptures in bronze depicting the god and goddess of corn, done by Juan Méndez. A statue of John Paul II is located here also. The main walking corridor of the city is '''Andador 20 de Noviembre''', which is lined with galleries, bars, and restaurants. On Saturdays, artists and antique dealers display their wares for sale on the walkway. thumb Municipal Palace (File:MunicipalPalaceZapopanJAL.JPG) The '''Municipal Palace''' was constructed in 1942 as a school. It became the seat of the municipal government in 1968, and has been remodeled several times since. The facade is decorated with reliefs. The building’s staircase contains a mural called “La Revolución Universal” (The Universal Revolution) done by Guadalajara artist Guillermo Chavez Vega in 1970. This mural depicts scenes from the French, Industrial, English, Mexican and Socialist Revolutions. It also contains images of indigenous art. The Plaza Civica or Civic Plaza is in front of the municipal palace, with a The director of the organizing committee, Carlos Andrade Garin, said a 10-day construction delay would mean the event would have to be canceled. The company, officially called Empresas TAJÍN, is located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.


sports science

, is in Zapopan. "中南米の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (Archive). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Retrieved on May 10, 2014. Sister cities International *


traditional dance

name "hacer" The image stops periodically to receive homage from the many traditional dance groups and mariachi bands along the way. Traditional dances include “Los Tastoanes,” “La Danza del Águila Real,” “la de La Conquista” and “Los Huehuenches.” Once returned to its home at the Basilica, celebrations continue and end with fireworks at night. Other landmarks On '''Paseo Teopiltzintli''', which was the main thoroughfare into the city, is the Arco de Ingreso a Zapopan (Entrance Arch), built by the Spanish founders of the city. It is made of quarried stone and is twenty meters high. The arch area is decorated with sculptures and the arch itself is topped with large jars and an eagle. The Paseo Teopiltzintli leads to the Plaza de las Americas, after passing the Plaza Civica. The '''Plaza de las Américas—Juan Pablo II Square''' is located in front of the Basilica of Zapopan. It is paved with pink quarried stone, and contains a stone kiosk and four large fountains. There are two large sculptures in bronze depicting the god and goddess of corn, done by Juan Méndez. A statue of John Paul II is located here also. The main walking corridor of the city is '''Andador 20 de Noviembre''', which is lined with galleries, bars, and restaurants. On Saturdays, artists and antique dealers display their wares for sale on the walkway. thumb Municipal Palace (File:MunicipalPalaceZapopanJAL.JPG) The '''Municipal Palace''' was constructed in 1942 as a school. It became the seat of the municipal government in 1968, and has been remodeled several times since. The facade is decorated with reliefs. The building’s staircase contains a mural called “La Revolución Universal” (The Universal Revolution) done by Guadalajara artist Guillermo Chavez Vega in 1970. This mural depicts scenes from the French, Industrial, English, Mexican and Socialist Revolutions. It also contains images of indigenous art. The Plaza Civica or Civic Plaza is in front of the municipal palace, with a The director of the organizing committee, Carlos Andrade Garin, said a 10-day construction delay would mean the event would have to be canceled. The company, officially called Empresas TAJÍN, is located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.


manufacturing major

and manufacturing. Major companies that have facilities here include Kodak, Motorola and Coca Cola. The rest of the population is involved in commerce and services. Tourism is mostly focused on the Basilica of Zapopan and other local churches; however, outside the city there are a number of natural attractions such as '''Ixcatán Geysers''' and the La '''Cola de Caballo''' waterfall. At the Santa Lucia dam one can fish and go out on rowboats. Cola de Caballo is a 150 meter tall waterfall which is part of the Blanco Arroyo. The Geysers of Ixcatan are geothermic zone with a number of geysers which jump out with a temperature of 45C up to five meters high. At Cerro del Diente are large rocks where mountain climbing, rock climbing and rappelling are practiced.The Barranca del Río Santiago, also known as the Barranca del Oblatos is a canyon which 3.5 km wide, 700 meters deep and 200 km long. The Bosque de la Primavera (Primavera Forest) covers 30,500 hectares over the Sierra de la Primavera. The forest area has both fresh water and thermal springs and varied plant and wildlife. There are a number of signaled hiking trails with signs pointing out interesting points and plants. Another forest in the municipality is the Bosque El Centinela, which is an area that was reforested in the late 1970s and has mountain biking paths and campgrounds. A number of water parks such as Rio Caliente and La Primavera have been established. The municipality has three main archeological sites. '''Ixtépete''' contains a Teotihuacan style pyramid which is twenty meters long, sixteen meters wide and 1.83 meters high. Construction phases of this pyramid date back from the 5th century to the 10th century. '''El Grillo''' is located in the Tabachines housing subdivision in the north of the Valley of Atemajac. This site has a series of fourteen tombs arranged along an arroyo which is now dry. '''La Coronilla''' is located in an area called La Experiencia. In and around the city of Zapopan, there have been finding of ancient tombs. One example is when about a dozen pre-Hispanic objects were found during a hydraulic work excavation at Ciudad Granja, in Zapopan, Jalisco. A pot, a vase and anthropomorphic figures are among the items discovered. These objects are of the Shaft Tombs (shaft tomb) Tradition which developed between 100 BCE and 500 CE in western Mexico. Further excavations are planned to search for a shaft tomb. The initial discovery was made by construction workers in May 2009 while doing maintenance work. The director of the organizing committee, Carlos Andrade Garin, said a 10-day construction delay would mean the event would have to be canceled. The company, officially called Empresas TAJÍN, is located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.


culture sports

, is in Zapopan. "中南米の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (Archive). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Retrieved on May 10, 2014. Sister cities International * The director of the organizing committee, Carlos Andrade Garin, said a 10-day construction delay would mean the event would have to be canceled. The company, officially called Empresas TAJÍN, is located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.


arts complex

'' (Alternate Forum) which seats 15,000 people. The project was begun in 2001, and other institutions located here include the Juan José Arreola State Library of Jalisco, the ''Conjunto de Artes Escenicas'' (Scenic Arts Complex), and the Environmental Science Museum. The director of the organizing committee, Carlos Andrade Garin, said a 10-day construction delay would mean the event would have to be canceled. The company, officially called Empresas TAJÍN, is located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.


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such as Rio Caliente and La Primavera have been established. The municipality has three main archeological sites. '''Ixtépete''' contains a Teotihuacan style pyramid which is twenty meters long, sixteen meters wide and 1.83 meters high. Construction phases of this pyramid date back from the 5th century to the 10th century. '''El Grillo''' is located in the Tabachines housing subdivision in the north of the Valley of Atemajac. This site has a series of fourteen tombs arranged along an arroyo which is now dry. '''La Coronilla''' is located in an area called La Experiencia. In and around the city of Zapopan, there have been finding of ancient tombs. One example is when about a dozen pre-Hispanic objects were found during a hydraulic work excavation at Ciudad Granja, in Zapopan, Jalisco. A pot, a vase and anthropomorphic figures are among the items discovered. These objects are of the Shaft Tombs (shaft tomb) Tradition which developed between 100 BCE and 500 CE in western Mexico. Further excavations are planned to search for a shaft tomb. The initial discovery was made by construction workers in May 2009 while doing maintenance work. The director of the organizing committee, Carlos Andrade Garin, said a 10-day construction delay would mean the event would have to be canceled. The company, officially called Empresas TAJÍN, is located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.


important educational

The director of the organizing committee, Carlos Andrade Garin, said a 10-day construction delay would mean the event would have to be canceled. The company, officially called Empresas TAJÍN, is located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.


style temple

and has seating for over 45,000 people. The Neoclassical style '''Temple of San Pedro Apóstol''' was finished at the end of the 19th century. The atrium has a balustrade, and contains two large crosses with reliefs carved on them. The facade of the church is made of quarried stone with buttresses that flank the portal and side walls. Inside is a sculpture of Saint Peter, done by J. Cruz de la Mora in 1931, who was a native of Zapopan. The church also


large sculptures

; The '''Plaza de las Américas—Juan Pablo II Square''' is located in front of the Basilica of Zapopan. It is paved with pink quarried stone, and contains a stone kiosk and four large fountains. There are two large sculptures in bronze depicting the god and goddess of corn, done by Juan Méndez. A statue of John Paul II is located here also. The main walking corridor of the city is '''Andador 20 de Noviembre''', which is lined

Zapopan

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The name Zapopan comes from the Nahuatl word “tzapotl” which means among sapote trees and the word “pan” which means among under. It also has the nickname of “Villa Exmaicera”(Ex-corn village) as it used to be a major producer of corn. Its seal was designed by José Trinidad Laris in 1941 for the 400th anniversary of the city’s founding.

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