Info de La Piedad


La Piedad
La Piedad de Cavadas : Anteriormente llamado San Sebastián, es un importante centro ganadero, agrícola y comercial, además de gran productor de cantera
Arquitectura Colonial: Santuario del Señor de la Piedad, de estilo colonial y bellos decorados, donde existe una fiel reproducción de la Piedad de Miguel Ángel y la capilla de San Sebastián (1700), que guarda óleos de gran valor.
Arquitectura Civil: La Biblioteca Pública y el Palacio Municipal, construido en cantera rosa con amplios corredores; el parque colonial Marcos H. Pulido y el jardín Benito Juárez, con su precioso kiosco; el puente Cabadas (s XVIII), declarado monumento nacional.
Artesanías: Los artesanos del lugar elaboran rebozos de gran colorido que se han hecho famosos.
Balnearios: Quinta del Recuerdo y Cuatro Milpas y los paseos de El Salto, San Cristobal y El Camichin.
Fiestas y ferias: 24 y 25 de diciembre en honor del patrono del lugar; el domingo anterior al Miércoles de Ceniza y el 1? de mayo, con desfile obrero y romerías en las riberas del río Lerma.

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La Piedad, Michoacán
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La Piedad, in the Mexican state of Michoacán, is a town near the borders of Jalisco and Guanajuato states. Original colonial name was San Sebastian. Current full name is La Piedad de Cabadas. It is bordered by the town of Santa Ana Pacueco, Guanajuato. Both towns stradle the the Lerma river. La Piedad is a hub for agrigultural products and was once known as the center of Mexican pork industry, it still plays an inportant part in that industry. La Piedad has recently moved its economy towards textiles. Mayor manufacturers like Marval have production facilities in La Piedad. Surrounding towns are Santa Ana, Yurecuaro, Degollado, Numaran, and Ecuandureo. La Piedad is also the headquarters for veterinary farmaceuticals company LaPisa and to industrial turbine manufacturer Turbomaquinas. It is home to the Solorio and Zambrano families.
La Piedad de Cavadas is a city and its surrounding municipality (La Piedad municipality) located in the north-west of the Mexican state of Michoacán, bordering Jalisco and Guanajuato. The original colonial name was San Sebastián. It is bordered by the town of Santa Ana Pacueco, Guanajuato. Both towns straddle the the Lerma River. The city of La Piedad's population was 78,361 inhabitants in the 2005 census. The municipality has an area of 284.11 km² (109.7 sq mi) and its population was 91,132.
It is located at 20°20'N, 102°01'W
Attractions
Places of interest are the town centre with its beautiful quiosco (bandstand) built with quarried stone, and the "Señor de La Piedad" church, which boasts perhaps the biggest dome in the country. Also of note are the Cavada Bridge and the 30-metre-high "El Salto" waterfall.
Industry
La Piedad is a hub for agrictultural products. The town was once known as the center of the Mexican pork industry, and still plays an inportant part in that industry. However, La Piedad has recently moved its economy towards textiles. Mayor manufacturers like Marval have production facilities in La Piedad. Surrounding towns are Santa Ana, Yurecuaro, Degollado, Numaran, and Ecuandureo. La Piedad is also the headquarters for veterinary farmaceuticals company LaPisa and to industrial turbine manufacturer Turbomaquinas.
Traffic
La Piedad suffers from big traffic issues, due to the location of this city. La Piedad is located close to the border of three states, Michoacan, Guanajuato and Jalisco. Thus the traffic problem begin. With three highways entering this city, they are Mexico highways 110, 39, and 90. Highway 110 goes west and takes you to towns like Brisenas, La Barca, and the free route to Guadalajara. Highway 39 takes you south of La Piedad to Zamora, this highway takes you to the toll freeway 15, which goes north-south, from Nogales to Mexico City. Highway 90 takes you north of La Piedad to the state of Guanajuato.
Notable citizens
Many famous athletes and celebrities were born or lived in La Piedad, among these Ramon Morales, midfielder for Chivas de Guadalajara football team as well as his brother Carlos Morales, midfielder for Toluca. The music group Los Razos de Sacramento y Reinaldo are also from La Piedad.
Sports
La Piedad also was the hometown for "Los Reboceros de La Piedad" a football team in Mexico's Primera División A league, which later moved the 1st division. During their time in 1st division, they captured the attention of Mexico's soccer fans with a number 1 finish in the league table. They were defeated by the Aguilas del America in "La Liguilla"(playoffs). Los Reboceros merged with Queretaro, and became "Los Gallos Blancos" (The White Roosters) before their diminishment from national league soccer.