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Far but beautiful

It is quite a drive to arrive at the old church of San Juan Parangaricutiro, but once you are... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Pierre M
Mexico City, Mexico

I'm so glad I made the effort to come here from Uruapan! It's such a unique experience and was... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Angahuan 60202, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

1  Thank Pierre M
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

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

3  Thank naomti
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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

3  Thank NVJoe
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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. A few things to know: You don't...More

3  Thank jojoishere
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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

1  Thank sergiorms
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very cool place with a great "abandoned" feel to it, if you like that, and I do! Took our 4, 10, and 11 year old kids. Rode horses up to Paracutin also. Awesome day for my bucket list :-)

Thank SpikerFamily
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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

Thank TracyH566
Reviewed 1 August 2016

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

1  Thank ceciliasepulveda
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