Info de Zamora


Zamora
El 11 de Noviembre de 1540 cuando el Virrey don Antonio de Mendoza realizaba la expedición de la (QUIVIRA) (Las Californías Nuevo México Texas e.t.c).
En el año de 1574, en ese año se fundo la Villa de Zamora, momentos en los cuales se seguia un protocolo, primero se decia una misa de acción de gracias, se leian los decretos reales las provisiones virreinales y todos los documentos que mandaban y autorizaban el acto de la referida fundación de la villa de zamora.
El virrey concedio a Zamora desde luego el titulo y los ejidos de villa pero el rango de Ciudad que se ubica como su tercer momento histórico, lo obtuvo hasta el día 7 de Septiembre de 1872en que el segundo congreso de Michoacán le confirmo que el Sr. Cura Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla que a su transito para Guadalajara estuvo en Zamora en el año de 1810.

Information in English


Zamora de Hidalgo, (after Miguel Hidalgo) is a city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. It is located in the Tziróndaro Valley (P'urhépecha for "Swamp place" ), part of the Tarascan Plateau in the northwestern part of the state, at an altitude of 1,567 m. The 2005 census population was 127,606. The city is the municipal seat of Zamora municipality, which has an area of 330.97 km² (127.79 sq mi) and includes many other smaller communities, the largest of which is Ario de Rayón (Ario Santa Mónica). The municipality's population was 170,748.
History
The area was first settled around 1500 BC. The modern-day city was founded in 1574, on the orders of Viceroy Martín Enríquez de Almanza, by Spanish settlers from the Spanish city of Zamora.
Zamora was awarded city status by the Constitutional Congress in 1825, ratifying a decision made in 1810 by the insurgent leader Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
Founded by the viceroys' will in 1574. Its official name Zamora de Hidalgo in honor of the independence leader, its weather is moderate being an excellent agricultural region standing out the strawberry among its products
Colonial architecture: The unfinished gothic style cathedral; the beautiful neoclassic church del Calvario; the San Francisco temple the first one of the city dated from 1791, in was burn and the front part rebuild except for the tower.
Civil Architecture: The library Fray Manuel de Navarrete; the federal Palace also known as the Episcopal palace with a neoclassic style where you should see the stairs and the stained-glass windows as well as other buildings with a historic tale
Handcrafts: The main craftsmanship are the mufflers and shawls, jewelry, pottery, and leather sandals
Festivities: During the holly week there is a parade with floats representing religious themes. A joyful fair on the Thursday of corpus Christi, and on December 12 the day of Virgin de Guadalupe, the virgin of the Mexicans
Gastronomy: The well-known zamoran dishes are so delicious as the stoved chicken delightfully condimented, saucers made of potatoes and the famous chongos among other milk made candies
Paintings and murals: In the interior of the Franciscan temple, the paintings by Luis G. Jasso narrating the birth of Jesus.
Interesting place: The "el teco" ward a beautiful ensemble where the people gather in the gardens near the "el Calvario"
Zamora de Hidalgo, (after Miguel Hidalgo) is a city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. It is located in the Tziróndaro Valley (P'urhépecha for "Swamp place" ), part of the Tarascan Plateau in the northwestern part of the state, at an altitude of 1,567 m. The 2005 census population was 127,606. The city is the municipal seat of Zamora municipality, which has an area of 330.97 km² (127.79 sq mi) and includes many other smaller communities, the largest of which is Ario de Rayón (Ario Santa Mónica). The municipality's population was 170,748.
The area was first settled around 1500 BC. The modern-day city was founded in 1574, on the orders of Viceroy Martín Enríquez de Almanza, by Spanish settlers from the Spanish city of Zamora.
Zamora was awarded city status by the Constitutional Congress in 1825, ratifying a decision made in 1810 by the insurgent leader Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
The region of Zamora in Michoacan is a privileged area because of its rich culture and the conservation of its traditions, accompanied by its original handcrafts and its rich gastronomy. This region offers the visitor everything from museums and large churches and temples (such as the Sanctuary of Guadalupe) to the typical towns of the Purepecha highland with its colorful and deep-rooted customs. Native cultures receive tourists with warm treatment and an exquisite plate of "churipi" with "corundas "(a beef stew with corn tamales wrapped in husks).
The Zamora region consists of some of the following cities in Northern Michoacan; Canada de Once Pueblos (Ravine of the Eleven Towns), Cotija, Emiliano Zapata, Isla de Petatan (Lake Chapala), Ixtlan de Los Hervores, Jacona, Jiquilpan, La Piedad, Los Reyes, Periban, Patamban, Sahuayo, San Jose de Gracia, Santiago Tangamandapio, Tangancicuaro, Tarecuato, Tocumbo, Tingüindin, Villamar, and Vista Hermosa. You will also find that part of the region border Lake Chapala, the famous American retirement area. Also the national park, Lago de Camecuaro, is nearby.
The city of Zamora is one of the most important cities of Michoacan, thanks to its commercial and agro-industrial development and its solid infrastructure in the area of services. Local, recommended delicacies include the delicious Zamoran "chongos" (chunks of bread pudding) as well as its unbeatable strawberry, considered as the best in the world because of its flavor and consistency. The city of Zamora is cradle of distinguished men like Dr. Alfonso Garcia Robles, who won the Noble Prize of Peace.