in Pátzcuaro and other towns in Michoacán is the Festival Cultural de la Muerte. Since 1993, this event has been held to exhibit paintings, photographs, film, dance, crafts and altars that are created for this day. Canoeing competitions on the lake are popular here as well as "torneos de calavaeras"(tournaments of skulls) which are satirical poetry contests with the theme of death and black humor. This festival takes place from 27 October to 2 November. ref name "cultural"
; Other traditional events associated with Day of the Dead here include the Concert of the Basilica of Pátzcuaro and the staging of "Don Juan Tenorio"
and other buildings rest. Today the site is still used for events such as the Festival Cultural de Fin de Año.
is a private-owned theater. There is a Country club, which features tennis, football and basketball courts, a gym, a swimming pool, a steam-bath and a lounge for parties. In the early 1990s, the University of Quintana Roo was established at Chetumal, providing training and advanced tertiary degrees over a range of subjects. Main sights thumb right Museum of the Mayan Culture (Image:Chetumal-2.JPG) Museums * Cultural Center of the Fine Arts (Centro Cultural de las Bellas Artes), located
, F-Sa 9-20 price content Get to know the importance of the Yucatan peninsula's Mayan civilization, see many sculptures and scaled down versions of temples and palaces. Learn about the Mayan principal economic activities and how they are carried out while discovering the Mayan numerical system. You can also learn and use the Mayan calendar. *
; Pottery items include flowerpots, storage jars, figures, cooking pots, comals (comal (cookware)), jars, dishes and more. Many are glazed in various colors. To honor the tradition there is a Museo del Alfarero or Potters’ Museum in the Capilla de la Natividad and a festival dedicated to the craft. The Feria del Barro, also known as the Festival Cultural de Tlayacapan was initiated by Cornelio Santamaría and is held each November. Music Most of the state's traditional music is associated with corridos. The corrido is sung and played in many parts of Mexico. Those performed in Morelos belong to the "suriano" (southern) type, which can be complicated but, unlike the northern version, is not meant for dancing. The lyrics of this type of corrido generally haveeight syllables per line forming stanzas of five verses each. This type of corrido dates back before the Mexican Revolution, but the tradition has waned. One band noted for saving traditional melodies and songs is the Banda Tlayacapan, based in Tlayacapan in the north of the state. This band was formed in 1870 and is the state's oldest band organization. In popular music, the best known composer from the state is Arturo Márquez, who was born in Álamos, Sonora, but has lived in Cueravaca for a long time. He is known for his danzones (danzón). Gonzalez, pp. 19–20 - 026 Tlayacapan Tlayacapan - The plot follows an American mercenary who gets mixed up with a nun and aids a group of Juarista (Benito Juárez) rebels during the puppet reign of Emperor Maximilian (Maximilian I of Mexico) in Mexico. Frayling (1992), p. 7 Smith (1993), p. 76 The film featured both American and Mexican actors and actresses, including being filmed in the picturesque countryside near Tlayacapan, Morelos.
date 15 February 2012 accessdate February 23, 2012 language Spanish trans_title Traditional Carnival in Pahutalán begina Pahuatlán major festival is during Holy Week, which attracted an estimated 8,000 people in 2008. Religious events are complimented by the annual Festival Cultural de la Sierra which sponsors plays art exhibits and more. Another important
trans_title Ex Augustinian Monastery of San Juan Bautista: a fortress of the 16th century year 2008 publisher Centro Cultural de Yecapixtla, Morelos location Yecapixtla, Mexico language Spanish pages 2–14 Today, the highlights of this event includes the dance of the Chinelos, and a ballroom dance with features orchestra and popular music. The Feria de Cecina or Cecina Fair is also held on this date, promoting the town
Banco do Brasil e do Ecomuseu do Quarteirão Cultural do Matadouro. Dissertação de Mestrado, Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Instituto de Psicologia EICOS: 1996 * PRIOSTI, Odalice Miranda. Das Terras de Piracema ao Ecomuseu do Quarteirão: a resposta cultural de Santa Cruz. Monografia de Bacharelado. Rio de Janeiro, UNIRIO, Escola de Museologia: 1997 * PRIOSTI, Odalice; VEEREN, Ana Paula B.Lima: PLAZA, Mônica. Oficina de Turismo Cultural ECOTOUR Santa Cruz - Prometo Mini-Guias do Patrimônio. In: Atas
" In 2002 it was registered in the tentative list of World Heritage of UNESCO.
-10-27 publisher Instituto Mexicano de la Radio location Mexico language Spanish accessdate January 27, 2010 Activities include book presentations, academic talks, forums, and events for children. The Festival Cultural de Mayo (May Cultural Festival) began in 1988. In 2009, the event celebrated the 400th anniversary of relations between Mexico and Japan, with many performances and exhibitions relation to Japanese culture. The 2009 festival
featured 358 artists in 118 activities. Each year a different country is "invited". Past guests have been Germany (2008), Mexico (2007), Spain (2006) and Austria (2005). France is the 2013 guest. Despite the Guadalajara
as the popular '''Minerva''', '''Chapultepec''', and '''Zona Rosa''' shopping areas. * '''Sector Reforma'''—located southeast of the Centro Histórico, Reforma is also a mostly industrial sector, but visitors will no doubt be interested in the pleasant, tree-filled '''Parque Agua Azul''', as well as the '''Tianguis Cultural de Guadalajara''', a street market where alternative clothing and articles such as spiked belts, black trenchcoats, military uniforms, used books and trading cards are for sale at good prices. Streets of Guadalajara thumb 350px (Image:Calles GDL.svg) Still further from central Guadalajara are several suburbs (''municipios'') that are cities in their own right. Several of these are also of interest to visitors, including: *'''Tlaquepaque'''—about 30 minutes by car southeast of the Centro Histórico, downtown Tlaquepaque is a charming streetscape redolent of old Mexico. An important arts and crafts center, Tlaquepaque has a vibrant shopping district where you can buy local pottery and handicrafts, as well as many lovely restaurants, art galleries, and a regional ceramics museum. *'''Tonalá'''—situated immediately east of Tlaquepaque, Tonalá contains Guadalajara's main bus station, handicraft shops and markets, and the large '''Parque Solidaridad'''. *'''Zapopan''', a large, busy suburb located southwest of Guadalajara, is famous for the old-fashioned charm of its downtown, its active nightlife fueled by the three large private universities within the city limits ('''Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara''', '''Tecnológico de Monterrey''' and '''Universidad del Valle de Atemajac'''), its proliferation of modern shopping malls that will make American suburbanites feel right at home, and—by contrast—also large expanses of pristine nature, such as the '''Bosque de Colomos''' and the gargantuan '''Bosque La Primavera'''. Conveniently, the 275-diagonal bus route runs from Tlaquepaque through the Centro to Zapopan, providing convenient access to all of these outer districts. History The co-founders of Guadalajara were Doña Beatriz de Hernández and Governor Cristobal de Oñate. In the Plaza de los Fundadores there is a monument in honor of both of them. Guadalajara, and Jalisco in general, were the epicenter of the '''Cristero Wars''' (1926-1929)—a rebellion by Catholic guerrillas against the secularizing reforms of President Plutarco Calles. One of the first armed conflicts of the rebellion took place in Guadalajara in the '''Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe''' on August 3, 1926, where a group of several hundred Cristeros engaged in a shootout with federal troops. Guadalajara itself was attacked (unsuccessfully) by the Cristero armies in March of 1929. In the 1950s, Avenida Juárez was widened to create today's arterial road of Juárez-Vallarta which you see today. A famous part of that work was the moving of the central telephone exchange without the disruption of service. Pictures of this feat of engineering can be seen in the '''City Museum''' ''(Museo de la Ciudad)''. In April 1992, Sector Reforma was rocked by a huge explosion of gasoline, when a gasoline pipeline leaked into the sewers over a period of days until the fumes finally detonated. Some 200 Tapatíos were killed and several thousand injured. The explosion affected mostly the working-class and industrial areas on the south side of the city. In May 1993, Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo of Guadalajara was killed at the Guadalajara airport. Though at the time the murder was thought to have been some sort of politically motivated assassination, subsequent investigations favor the theory that the cardinal was caught by mistake in drug-related violence, his motorcade having been mistaken for that of a drug lord. Cardinal Ocampo is buried beneath the high altar of the '''Catedral de Guadalajara''', probably because it was first suspected that the motives for his murder were political, rather than accidental. Get in By plane thumb Airport terminal at GDL (Image:Aeropuerto de Guadalajara 03.JPG) *
covers the history of the city until the 19th century. Of this collection, the two most important pieces are some petals of a pomegranate flower, from a receptacle for the Host in the Cathedral. It is one of most important works Chiapas silver smithing. The rest of the piece has been lost. The other is a part of the original choir seating of the same Cathedral. The Centro Cultural de los Altos has a collection of some of the area’s textiles from each
. northeast of Asunción. It takes 30–45 minutes from the airport to the city centre using public transportation. Taxis, city buses, airport-to-hotel minibuses and car hire are available in the arrivals hall of the airport. There are domestic flights to Ciudad del Este with TAM Airlines, and to Concepción, Vallemí, Fuerte Olimpo and Bahía Negra with Setam (''Transporte Aéreo Militar'') International flights are available to Buenos Aires with TAM Airlines and Aerolíneas Argentinas, Sao Paulo with TAM Airlines and GOL, Santiago (Santiago de Chile) with TAM Airlines, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz (city, Bolivia)) with TAM Airlines and Amaszonas, Lima with Avianca, Montevideo with Buquebus Airlines, Panama City with COPA Airlines, and Miami with American Airlines. There are no direct flights to Europe, even though they are advertised, you must have to change planes in São Paulo. A taxi to the city centre should cost about USD 30. If you walk 200 mts. outside the airport terminal there is a bus stop. City bus line no. 30 takes you into the city and the fare is inexpensive (USD 0,50), but beware that local buses are not prepared for carrying big cases of luggage. Buses go to the airport from 5AM to 10PM. By train There are no trains in Paraguay. A tourist train to Areguá which
url email address lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content The "chief's house" in Guarani, where the presidential family lives. *