Discover Irapuato, a business destination par excellence because of its heavy investment as part of the industrial corridor of the state of Guanajuato. The city of Irapuato maintains a high quality of life suitable for social and business development, and that is why in recent years became a highly competitive destination in tourist categories of meetings. Irapuato is certainly ideal for conducting exhibitions, conferences , conventions , sporting events, and religious and cultural activities.
History of irapuato
Throughout its 465 years of existence, when the first inhabitants of this land of Tarascan origin gave the name to date holds , and that means place that emerges from the plain , nomination that is well suited to the geography of the place because in fact Irapuato is surrounded by few and not very high hills that descend into depression lacustrine a plain foundation , attractive for the establishment of human groups.
Where now the city is settled , there was a huge lake formed by the waters of Guanajuato and Silao rivers. The first settlers , settled on the banks of the place, as is shown by the archaeological ruins found on the hill of Arandas , Rancho Grande and others. Since 1942 it is held every February 15 inauguration of Irapuato. It was on March 8, 1825 when Irapuato became Villa , and November 17, 1893 was finally erected city of Irapuato.
The climate of the city of Irapuato, due to the height above sea level and after the division of the pluviométrica Koeppen classification, is a warm climate semiarid high mountain , within which clearly determine the four seasons. Where were recorded as an absolute maximum of 42.1 ° and an absolute minimum of -3.0 ° during December-January .
It is recognized as an economically competitive Irapuato city because of the diversity of its industry , its range of services and infrastructure , it is important to note that much of the percentage of state industry belongs . Nationally, the state of Guanajuato occupies a deserved third place as a producer in the textile industry , and state level , the city of Irapuato is recognized as the leading manufacturer and textile exporter with a share of 62 % of annual textile production in the state .
The city is famous for its production in strawberry delicacy sold in presentations : Al natural, crystallized , in jam or preserves , frozen , with cream and sugar . are also traditional some meals, mainly consisting of nopal with zucchini, dishes which are natural and traditional products of the region from time immemorial as tasty and fresh very refreshing water offered on Friday of Dolores in the visits They make the respective altars , made with the mixture of orange, banana , apple , beets , finely chopped lettuce, cold water , sugar and cinnamon to taste.
The city is famous for its production in strawberry delicacy sold in presentations : Al natural, crystallized , in jam or preserves , frozen , with cream and sugar .
are also traditional some dishes cooked mainly based nopal with squash, you which are natural and traditional products of the region from time immemorial as tasty and fresh very refreshing water offered on Friday of Dolores in the visits They make the respective altars , made with the mixture of orange, banana , apple , beets , finely chopped lettuce, cold water , sugar and cinnamon to taste .
IRAPUATO TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Museum of the City.
This museum has a collection of archaeological pieces of the region , unpublished historical documents , photographs of the history of Irapuato and exhibition halls , which constantly works of art , pottery , paintings , carvings and other artistic expressions are displayed .
Temple of San Jose
Initially "Temple of Patriarch St. Joseph Lord of the Otomi Indians" is a fine example of Indian art , with Baroque statues , where reddish colors , depicted in relief the mystery of the Cross. Crucified Christ with Mary and John the Evangelist on its sides , and from a niche elaborate in a superior position , John the Baptist.
Ubicada a un costado del Templo del Hospital, marca el paso de San Sebastián de Aparicio por el lugar, en su calidad de misionero y predicador con los naturales de Irapuato.
Monument to Don Vasco de Quiroga
It is a monument erected in honor of the protector of the Purepecha Indians, Otomi and inhabitants of the region . on February 14, 1947 It was unveiled.
House of Culture of Irapuato
Neoclassical building with a beautiful courtyard surrounded by columns of the era in which professorships offered to the public in the various disciplines of art as well as permanent exhibitions of painting, sculpture and other manifestations of local, national and international plastic .
Plaza of the founders
Place for its splendid beauty of an abstract entity composed in the center , symbolizing overlapping segmented snails, as prehispanic element and the bottom of a fountain sculpture symbolizing the origins of Irapuato sculpture . This square is located next to the Temple of Solitude and the Municipal Presidency.
Hospitalito Temple .
It is the oldest temple in the city, built in 1550 and remodeled in 1617 , ending its neoclassical facade . The sculptural image is made of corn cane paste , which is in the left niche of the altarpiece .
In 1890 construction starts and since then is the central open space Irapuato , noted for its beautiful laurels for India , its seats in the last century , the kiosk recently remodeled and clock tower , where are the regional tourist offices .
South of the city is this playground , which is being implemented as zoo and lake , games , lawns , rest areas and many attractions for everyone.
Located in the small square Juan Alvarez, it is for its beauty and originality of the pieces carved in stone , preserved as an attraction for connoisseurs .
Temple of San Francisco
Also it is known as the convent , with a facade that is a mixture of baroque and neoclassical ; has one of the largest and most beautiful chandeliers of the country and inside you can admire architectural details of the time.
Source of dolphins
This source dates from the time of Maximilian of Hapsburg , is casting iron and replica of the source is in the square baratillo city of Guanajuato. Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe This church was built in 1890 , this work corresponding to the last period of the neoclassical period , decorated inside with gold leaf, so it is one of the most beautiful in the center of the country.