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It is quite a drive to arrive at the old church of San Juan Parangaricutiro, but once you are there, you can only be impressed by the beauty of the site and the realization of the power of a volcano.
On the way, you will...More
I'm so glad I made the effort to come here from Uruapan! It's such a unique experience and was actually really easy once I'd dragged myself out of bed.
I'd advise going early if you don't want there to be people crawling all over the...More
For an outstanding half-day trip out of Uruapan, I rose before the sun to explore the town of Angahuan, and the ruins of an abandoned church completely surrounded in volcanic lava. Starting at 5:15 am, passenger vans leave Uruapan’s Central de Autobuses every 30 minutes...More
it is so cool that you can just climb around and wander about such an incredible site. To see the force of Mother Nature and a great old church rising from the destruction is a site to behold.
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The Mexican Pompeii!!! A church that was buried by volcanic ash and pumice and yet some parts remained intact. A must see!! It does take a 30 minute easy horse ride to get there but it is totally worth it!
We drove to the area and you are inundated by people taking you on horse back to the church and volcano, the church did not seem too far to walk, the horses was not in our plans I am sure many people would like it,...More
The church was covered in lava during the eruption, but the altar remained untouched during the entire time. Today locals place flowers and candles on the altar as its considered a miracle it survived. A bit of a journey to get here, but well worth...More
I loved the small hike down to this site. There are lots of men trying to get you to rent a horse for about $150mxn to take you. I think it is an easy hike to and back from the site. climbing in the actual...More