In 1943, when the ground of Dionisio Pulido’s farm split open and steam burst through the gap, he probably did not realize that he was witnessing the birth of a volcano. The creation and the eruption of this new volcano, called Paricutín, led to the destruction of the town of San Juan Parangaricutiro.
Today the volcano, its lava fields, and the towers that remain from San Juan’s church are a tourist attraction. A series of colorful murals illustrating the history of Paricutín and the people of the region can be found at the visitor’s center in Angahuan, the nearest town. A majority of the murals are the work of José Luis Soto.
|Emperador Caltzontzin Theater||2020||65.6km||site_ao|
|Morelia Aqueduct Water Box||2020||112.9km||site_ao|
|Cupatitzio Canyon National Park||2019||21.3km||site_ao|
|The Former Chapel Hospital of Los Juaninos||2019||110.7km||site_ao|
|LU Cocina Michoacana||2019||110.4km||site_ao|
|‘Uandákua Tsïuaxati/Brota la Lengua’ (‘The Language Springs’)||2019||110.3km||site_ao|
|Iglesia de Santo Santiago Apóstol (Church of Saint James the Apostle)||2019||1.2km||site_ao|
|‘El Muro de los Muertos’ (‘The Wall of the Dead’)||2019||136.6km||site_ao|
|Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library||2019||65.6km||site_ao|
|‘People and Landscape of Michoacán’ Mural||2019||110.6km||site_ao|
|Rincón de Parangueo Crater||2017||142.4km||site_ao|
|Historic Centre of Morelia||1991||110.7km||site_whs|
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