martes, 16 de diciembre de 2014

Ancient Codices and Canvasses of Michoacan a temporary show at the Museum in Patzcuaro

The Expo of Codices and Canvasses of Michoacan is now visiting our very own Art and Folk Museum in Pátzcuaro – barely two blocks up the street from Hotel Mansión Iturbe – is the brainchild of Dr. Carlos Paredes Martinez.  Learn more about the history of Michoacan through these historic, illustrated documents, on display until December 22.


Expo of Codices and Canvasses of Michoacan in Patzcuaro
Expo of Codices and Canvasses of Michoacan in Patzcuaro

Via these media, you will see copies of important depictions of the indigenous’ history, customs, culture, economy, rites, and religious ceremonies as they were half a millennium ago.

One of the most important documents of the era is “La Relación de Michoacán”, the definitive narrative of the history of pre Colombian civilizations, including the history and customs of the Purépecha people, written by Fray Jerónimo de Alcalá in 1541 at the direction of the first Viceroy of New Spain, Don Antonio de Mendoza.  (The original document is in the Biblioteca Real of San Lorenzo del Escorial in Spain.)


The Chronicle of Michoacán "La Relación de Michoacán"
The Chronicle of Michoacán "La Relación de Michoacán"
The Chronicle of Michoacán "La Relación de Michoacán"
The Chronicle of Michoacán "La Relación de Michoacán"

The Canvasses of Jucutacato (16th century), consisting of 38 images of various dimensions, are interpretations that illustrate the migratory character and other details of the habitants such as the discovery of copper.  These documents are among the few that survived the destruction during the Spanish Conquistadors.  (The original is in the “Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística” in Mexico City.)


The Canvasses of Jucutacato
The Canvasses of Jucutacato

The 17th- and 18th-century canvasses of Carapan, from the Valley of the Eleven Villages (municipality of Chilchota) have been used by the locals to reclaim their ancestral lands. (The original is in the Museo Regional Michoacano.)


Canvansses of Carapan
Canvansses of Carapan
The Canvasses of Santa María Comachuén (municipality of Nahuatzen in the Purépecha Plateau) from the 18th century is considered by the inhabitants as the most valuable proof of their rights to their lands.


Canvasses of Santa María Comachuén
Canvasses of Santa María Comachuén

The 16th-century Codex of Huetamo is a pictorial representation of objects that were wrongfully acquired by the colonist Gonzalo Ruiz.  (The original document is in the University of Princeton in the United States.)

Codex of Huetamo
Codex of Huetamo
The Codices of the Huapean Group (1567) are scathing documents against the philanderer Alonso Huapean of Zinapécuaro, who was accused of demanding tribute from the indigenous. (The original is in the National General Archives.)


Series of photographs from the Codides of Huapean Group
Series of photographs from the Codides of Huapean Group

A copy of the Coat of Arms of Tzintzuntzan (1595) is also on display.  (The original is in the General Archives of Indigenous Peoples in Seville, Spain.


Coat of Arms of Tzintzuntzan
Coat of Arms of Tzintzuntzan

Visit the Museum in Patzcuaro and keep an eye out for other expos.  There’s always something there to surprise the visitor!
 
*Text and pictures properity of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.
 
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lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2014

Códices y Lienzos de Michoacán

La Exposición Códices y Lienzos de Michoacán, se presenta en el Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares de Pátzcuaro muy cerca de nuestro Hotel Mansión Iturbe, una interesante exposición del Dr. Carlos Paredes Martínez,  en donde podrás conocer más  de la Historia de Michoacán a través de estos estos documentos pictóricos. La exposición se presenta hasta el 22 de Diciembre.

Exposición Códices y lienzos de Michoacán en Pátzcuaro
Exposición Códices y lienzos de Michoacán en Pátzcuaro

En estos códices y lienzos podrás apreciar diferentes aspectos de estos antiguos pueblos indígenas en donde se narran su historia y sus costumbres.
A través de estos documentos que son fuentes históricas,  se plasmaron diferentes aspectos de su cultura, economía, ritos y ceremonias religiosas, siendo un registro histórico que se dejó de estos pueblos indígenas.

La exposición es una serie de copias de importantes codíces y lienzos de Michoacán, que se encuentran dispersos en diferentes lugares del Mundo.

Encontrarás una copia de La Relación de Michoacán,  documento de gran valor dentro de la historia de  las civilizaciones precolombinas latinoamericanas; en donde se hace una narración de la historia y costumbres del Pueblo Purépecha, escrita por Fray Jerónimo de Alcalá en 1541 por encargo del primer Virrey de la Nueva España Don Antonio de Mendoza.  El documento original se encuentra en la Biblioteca Real de San Lorenzo del Escorial, en España.

La Relación de Michoacán en la Exposición códices y lienzos de Michoacán
La Relación de Michoacán en la Exposición Códices y LIenzos de Michoacán

La Relación de Michoacán narra la historia del Pueblo Purépecha
La Relación de Michoacán narra la historia del Pueblo Purépecha

Otro importante documento de la Historia de Michoacán es el Lienzo de  Jucutacato del siglo XVI, comunidad cerca de Uruapan. Este lienzo es un testimonio del Pueblo de Jicalán representado en 38 cuadros de distintas dimensiones. Entre sus interpretaciones se le atribuye un carácter migratorio y otras a la detallada historia de cómo sus habitantes descubrieron las minas de cobre, siendo uno de los pocos documentos históricos precolombinos, que sobrevivieron a la destrucción durante la época de la Conquista. El Documento original se localiza en la Ciudad de México en la Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística.


Lienzo de Jucutacato en la Exposición códices y lienzos de Michoacán
Lienzo de Jucutacato en la Exposición códices y lienzos de Michoacán

También encontrarás  el Lienzo de Carapan del siglo XVII y XVIII,  perteneciente a la Cañada de los Once Pueblos, en el Municipio de Chilchota; utilizado por los habitantes de la comunidad para reclamar y dar legitimidad a sus tierras comunales. El Documento Original lo puedes encontrar en el Museo Regional Michoacano.
 
Lienzo de Carapan
Lienzo de Carapan
 
El Lienzo de Santa María Comachuén del siglo XVII, permanece en esta comunidad, en el Municipio de Nahuatzen en la Meseta Purépecha, considerado por sus pobladores como el testimonio más valioso de la defensa de sus tierras.
 
Lienzo de Santa María Comachuén
Lienzo de Santa María Comachuén
 
El Códice de Huetámo del siglo XVI, se localiza actualmente en la Universidad de Princeton en los Estados Unidos. Realizado por las autoridades indígenas de Cutzio en la Tierra Caliente, en los limítes con Guerrero en la Región del Río Balsas. Este códice es una representación pictórica de los objetos que tributaban al encomendero Gonzalo Ruiz.
 
Códice de Huetamo
Códice de Huetamo
 
El Códice del Grupo Huapean, localizando en el Archivo General de la Nación, son una serie de documentos del año de 1567, en contra del cacique Alonso Huapean de Zinápecuaro, quien fue acusado por los indígenas de abuso, por la gran cantidad de productos que tenían que tributar.
 
Códice del Grupo Huapean, serie de fotos en la exposición Códices y Lienzos de Michoacán
Códice del Grupo Huapean, serie de fotos en la exposición Códices y Lienzos de Michoacán
 
El Escudo de Armas de Tzintzuntzan que data de 1595, también lo podrás encontrar aquí,  el original se localiza en el Archivo General de Indias en Sevilla, España.
 
Escudo de Armas de Tzintzuntzan
Escudo de Armas de Tzintzuntzan
 
Visita el Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares de Pátzcuaro y está pendiente de sus exposiciones temporales, siempre hay algo nuevo que te sorprenderá.
 
 
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martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

10 Unique Tourist Options for Our Patzcuaro Visitors

Patzcuaro is one of tourist destinations of Mexico which, for its location, allows us to enjoy a wide variety of options close by.  These include lovely landscapes, archaeological sites, architectural jewels of the colonial epoch, and typical villages of singular beauty, where the traveler can enjoy authentic Michoacan cuisine and also buy folkartisan ware directly from the artists.


Pátzcuaro is one of the beautiful colonial towns of Mexico
Patzcuaro is one of the beautiful colonial towns of Mexico
At Hotel Mansion Iturbe, we invite you to live the experience of visiting these places near Patzcuaro – places that are just waiting to be discovered!


Pátzcuaro main square seen from Hotel Mansión Iturbe
Patzcuaro main square seen from Hotel Mansion Iturbe

With these ten options, we want to give you a general idea of the different places to visit on your next trip to Patzcuaro.

1.  Lake Patzcuaro and Its Islands
Take a boat trip on our famous Lake Patzcuaro.  In addition to the famous Island of Janitzio, we encourage you to visit other islands, such as Yunuen and La Pacanda, where the communities have worked hard to offer you an interesting and unforgettable experience.


The Island of Janitzio at Lake Patzcuaro
The Island of Janitzio at Lake Patzcuaro

2.  Archaeological Sites of Tzintzuntzan and Ihuatzio

 
Around Lake Patzcuaro, you will find two major archaeological sites:  Tzintzuntzan and Ihuatzio.
Ihuatzio archeological site
Ihuatzio archeological site

Tzintzuntzan’s temples were the ceremonial center of the Purépecha people.  With a spectacular panorama of Lake Patzcuaro, it was the perfect place to worship the gods.
Tzintzuntzan archeological site
 
3.  Paricutin Volcano
Paricutin – the youngest volcano in Mexico – is a favorite among our guests.  The visit can be completed in one day.  It is considered a Natural Wonder of the World.


Paricutin Volcano (Picture property of SECTUR MICHOACAN)
Paricutin Volcano (Picture property of SECTUR MICHOACAN)

4.  Morelia:  World Heritage City

Many of our guests at Hotel Mansion Iturbe arrive from the Pacific coast.  On many a to-do list, you will find “Visit Morelia.”  Morelia happens to be the capital of the State of Michoacán – just 40 minutes from Patzcuaro – but it is also the home of exemplary colonial architecture.  If you take the tour Ruta del Sol al Corazon, which goes from San Miguel de Allende to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, it will take you through Morelia and Patzcuaro.


Calzada Fray Antonio de San Miguel in Morelia
Calzada Fray Antonio de San Miguel in Morelia
The Aqueduct in Morelia
The Aqueduct in Morelia

5.  Uruapan

La Perla del Cupatitzio (Pearl of Cupatitzio) is the spring at the top of the Uruapan National Park – a place to observe and enjoy exuberant flora, and spectacular waterfalls.

National Park in Uruapan
National Park in Uruapan

In Uruapan you will also find 16th-century colonial architecture, such as the Huatápera, with incorporates gothic elements.


The Huatapera in Uruapan, enjoy the colonial achitecture
The Huatapera in Uruapan, enjoy the colonial achitecture
Among other things, Uruapan is known as the World Capital of Avocado. But you shouldn’t miss the delicious rainbow trout available there, or the macadamia nuts (sometimes the two are combined into one ultra-delicious dish), or charanda (the traditional drink of Michoacán, derived from sugar cane).  Like carnitas?  Uruapan has its own twist on this scrumptious favorite.
 
6.  Santa Fe de la Laguna y Quiroga
Santa Fe de la Laguna is a community on Lake Patzcuaro that was founded as the first “hospice village” by Don Vasco de Quiroga in 1533.  Experience the gastronomic traditions of traditional cooks of Michoacán in the original settings.  Visit their award-winning artisan shops.

Santa Fe de la Laguna at Lake Pátzcuaro Region
Santa Fe de la Laguna at Lake Pátzcuaro Region

“Just around the corner” is the town of Quiroga.  People come from far and wide for a portion of their famous carnitas, after walking through the many shops of wooden articles and fun toys and ceramic figures.


Carnitas one of the most popular dishes in Michoacán
Carnitas one of the most popular dishes in Michoacán

7.  Santa Clara del Cobre and Zirahuén

These two are close, our guests at Hotel Mansión Iturbe often make them two trips in one.  Santa Clara del Cobre is another picturesque Magical Town, famous for its copper artisans.  The workshops are often behind the sales shops, and there you can watch first-hand the workmanship that goes into the creation of the copper, hammer blow by hammer blow, forming gorgeous pieces of folk art.  And don’t miss the National Museum of Copper, right off the Main Square.


The National Museum of Copper in Santa Clara del Cobre
The National Museum of Copper in Santa Clara del Cobre
Just a few miles down the carved-brick road is the town of Zirahuén, situated on one of the most beautiful lakes in all of Mexico; it has been compared to Lake Tahoe.


Lake Zirahuen one of the nicest in México
Lake Zirahuen one of the nicest in México
8.  Tacámbaro

Another magical town of our region is Tacámbaro, known as the “Balcony of the Warm Land,” which is the home of the Ecological Park of Cerro Hueco, the Laguna de la Magdalena, and a landscape of pine trees and avocado orchards.


The beautiful landscape in Tacambaro
The beautiful landscape in Tacambaro
In Tacámbaro visit the Sanctuary of Fatima
In Tacámbaro visit the Sanctuary of Fatima
9.  Tzintzuntzan

The magical town of Tzintzuntzan is down the hill from the ruins of Tzintzuntzan.  You must experience the recently renovated Ex Convent of the Franciscans of Santa Ana, the open chapels, the main temple, and centuries-old olive trees in the courtyard in front.

Tzintzuntzan at Lake Pátzcuaro Region
Tzintzuntzan at Lake Pátzcuaro Region

And yet another venue for the palate!  They specialize in charales (small, white lake fish), churipo de pescado, and corundas.

10.  Tupátaro and Cuanajo
The lovely Temple of Santiago Apóstol (16th century), with artisan work dating from the 18th, overlooks the central square of Tupátaro.  With its remarkable painted ceiling, it is known as the Sistine Chapel of Michoacán.


The Chapel of Santiago Apostol in Tupataro (Property of SECTUR MICHOACAN)
The Chapel of Santiago Aposto in Tupataro (Picture property of SECTUR MICHOACAN)

A little further down the road is the town of Cuanajo, maker of wooden furniture and artisan textiles.  If you don’t find something you like amidst the wide variety of original designs and styles, talk with store owners about creating your own furniture, based on your own tastes and needs.

 To boot, the beautiful drive between Tupátaro and Cuanajo is really hard to beat!


*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.


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Hotel Mansión Iturbe
Portal Morelos 59
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
61600 Pátzcuaro, Mich.
México

For more information about our Hotel in Patzcuaro

Reservations online at Hotel Mansion Iturbe

Tels: +52 (434) 342 0368 / 342 3628

Fax: +52 (434) 342 3627

Toll Free fax number from USA & CANADA: 1 866 678 6102

GDS CODES:

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