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Colonia Zitacua


Culture and tradition

Zitácua is the only community of diverse indigenous peoples established within the capital city, which also aims to preserve its cultural traditions, which makes it a majestic place full of mysticism. You will enjoy the exhibition and sale of crafts that our artisans have of the entity, in addition to their ceremonies and ancient traditions. It should be noted that in this community live people from the four original indigenous peoples of Nayarit: Huicholes, Coras, Tepehuanos and Mexicaneros.

The capital of the state of Nayarit, falls in love with its culture, the friendliness of its people, the museums and squares that adorn it and its rich gastronomy. Museums such as the Regional Anthropology and History, which exhibits pre-Hispanic pieces and the Museum of the Cuatro Pueblos, dedicated to the Cora, Huichol, Tepehuano and Mexicanero ethnic groups; which inhabit the entity, provide a pleasant initiation to the legacy of the original cultures. To accentuate this experience, in front of the Main Square, in a small commercial area next to the Municipal Palace, you can meet in person some Huichol craftsman who sells unique pieces of art from their town. In your tour of the center you will be surprised by the neo-Gothic towers of the Purísima Concepción Cathedral, built between 1804 and 1896, as well as the Government Palace, originally conceived as a criminal and the Bola de Oro Portal, which was once the best hotel from the northwest of the country. The ruins of the textile factories of Jauja and Bellavista, the latter 7 km from Tepic, are also admirable examples of the city's architecture. If you want to get to know the illustrious nayarites better, you can visit the Amado Nervo House Museum and the Juan Escutia House Museum, dedicated respectively to these two characters. One in the field of letters and another in the defense of Chapultepec Castle; forge the identity of Mexican culture. Let the taste for good art take you to the Emilia Ortiz Museum, where exhibitions are continuously presented in different disciplines. Also visit La Loma Park, an extensive wooded area with a train circuit that enchants children and adults, as well as the Ecological Park or La Alameda Park, where you can enjoy various activities for the whole family. Be sure to visit the Zitakua, a colony inhabited by the Huichol ethnic group, where you can buy their handicrafts, taste their cuisine and enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Tepic in its viewpoint.

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