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    Talpa de Allende

    Talpa de Allende, Jalisco


    Talpa de Allende, one of the eight magical towns in the state of Jalisco, outstands by its culture, religious tradition, and beautiful mountain landscapes. It is located in the west of the state, in the Western Sierra Coast Region, 190 kilometers west of the state capital.

    204 miles – 2:35 hours from Puerto Vallarta

    328 miles – 2:30 hours from Guadalajara


    By land from Guadalajara, Jalisco.

    You have to take the free road to Ameca, Jalisco, passing through Ameca, Mixtlán and Atenguillo

    Approximate time by car: 2. 5 hours

    Approximate time by bus: 4 hours

    Buses depart from the New and the Old Bus Stations in Guadalajara.

    By land from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

    The trip starts taking the free road to Las Palmas, passing through the towns of La Estancia de Landeros, San Sebastian del Oeste y Mascota.

    Approximate time by car: 2. 5 hours

    Approximate time by bus: 4 hours

    Another alternative is to take the buses leaving from the station at the Versalles neighborhood.

    By air

    Talpa de Allende has an airstrip for small planes, which currently hosts only private flights.


    The local cuisine offers as a representative dish the typical traditional birria, but there are other traditional dishes with a local touch, such as gorditas, pozole, tamales, and tostadas.

    The sweet part of its gastronomy has the guava as the main protagonist, present in most desserts such as rolls and layers, although they are also made from other fruits, such as capulín, peach, nance, and pineapple.


    The purchases of handicrafts and souvenirs are based on products made with chilte, a material produced by the sap of the chicozapote, which is collected and put on fire with water, until it acquires the consistency of gum.

    Some of the most common crafts made with this unique material are: Baskets, hats, pitchers, casseroles. We can also find other types of clay crafts such as jugs, cups, vases, furniture, and pots.

    Other representative artisan elements that are for sale are belts, huaraches, and saddles.


    The destination's main tourist attractions are:

    Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa: Located in the center of town, the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Rosario, Built in 1782 with Churrigueresque and Gothic style.

    Museum of Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa: It exhibits several religious objects, as well as a collection of dresses of the Virgin in which you can see embroidery with gold threads of up to 24 carats.

    Parish of Saint Joseph: Temple built in the place where, according to tradition. the image of the Virgin of Talpa experienced the Miracle of the Renewal, in which she changed her cane paste material for a new and shiny one.

    Chapel of Saint Michael or of the devil: It is so known because you can see inside the image of the Archangel Saint Michael defeating the devil.

    Monument to Christ King: Built at the beginning of this century, it is located on the top of the hill that bears his name. It has a viewpoint from which you can fully see the town of Talpa de Allende.

    Municipal Market: Located in the center of Talpa de Allende, it is the ideal place to satisfy the cravings with local gastronomy such as birria, typical sweets such as the guava roll, cajeta, the chilte and handicrafts of the region.

    Tour of the Historic Center: You will know the origin of the Virgin of Talpa, the monument to Christ the King, Positos Zarcos (natural water deposit) and the chapels of Saint Michael Archangel and Saint Gabriel Archangel, the center of Talpa de Allende with its buildings and most relevant monuments, as well as the history of the guava roll, Talpa's gum, rompope, coffee and raicilla.

    Walk around Talpa: Discover the secret paths of Talpa marveling at the views and the landscape, learning about the history and legends. Visit Margaro's farm, which he himself built by making 10 adobes a day for his beautiful beloved.

    The Pajaretas: It is what we all say in the morning because we love the taste of the pajaretas the grandfather prepares in his Hacienda. If you want to revive, try this energizer with its special recipe

    Warwefall of Aranjuez: The best way to reconnect with nature, on this tour you can admire beautiful landscapes of the Sierra and Talpa. The waterfall is 30 meters high.

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