Angangueo is nestled in a high wooded range and has been declared a “Magical Village” for its cultural and natural riches. Founded in 1792, the Mineral de Angangueo served as one of the main mining centers of the country, providing rich natural resources of gold, silver, copper and lead, leading to growth in the region.
WALK THE STREETS OF ANGANGUEO
Start your journey on foot through the cobbled streets that ascend and descend between Porfirian-age houses, some with tiled roofs that speak to the hospitality of a working people with plenty of mining stories to tell.
Keep walking and visit the Templo de la Immaculada Concepción to gaze at its Neo-Gothic style dating from the end of the 19th Century; then visit the Parish of San Simón Celador of Neo-Gothic and Neoclassical style.
Enjoy a delicious ice cream in the central square and walk on until you reach the mural by the artist Jorge Téllez, to discover the history of Angangueo.
MARVEL AT THE CRUZ DE HIERRO OVERLOOK
Take the road to the Mirador Cruz de Hierro and look out toward the village to appreciate the impressionist work of art that is Angangueo.
This is the best town from which to visit the monarch butterfly sanctuaries. Every year you can enjoy a genuine spectacle as the trees fill with orange and black colored butterflies. Angangueo is also a classic example of Mexican mining towns with large churches, tiled-roof houses and verdant mountains.
This town was once one of the most important mining towns in the region which lent it a set of impressive architectural styles.
Come to live a unique experience in one of Mexico's Pueblos mágicos; visit Angangueo.