A detail that distinguishes Tepic, Nayarit, is that it is a warm destination, whose climate is friendly both to its inhabitants and to those who enjoy visiting its natural and architectural wealth. One of its most emblematic and representative buildings is the Ruins of Jauja, which are part of the historical circuit of the city.
Diverse investigations indicate that these ruins, during the XIX century, gave rise to one of the most important economic and foreign investment sources in the West of the country. Just seeing the majesty of its structures makes us imagine how monumental they looked in those years.
This place was a textile factory of the British company Barrón & Forbes; its construction began in 1833 and was inaugurated in 1838. In 1974 a fire broke out leaving the vestiges that are now an attraction for tourists who come to them, to admire the history of their past.
From Guadalajara to Las Ruina de Jauja, Google Maps estimates that a three-hour, eight-minute road trip is made through municipalities such as Magdalena, Ixtlán del Río, Jala, Chapalilla and Santa María del Oro.
The Ruins of Jauja are within the National Catalogue of Historical Monuments Properties of the INAH, and its address is Calle Iztapalapa 253, Tepic, Nayarit.
This site is a place very photographed and admired by passers-by, its heritage and architectural value go beyond the passage of time, is an invitation to remember the past to live in synergy with the present.
It should be noted that the property had several owners, one of them, Eustaquio Barrón, "later, the textile was sold to the Aguirre de Tepic family from Spain, who put it up for sale in 1930. Agustín Clouthier was the last owner of the place", say several documents.
Things to do in Tepic, Nayarit
In addition to visiting the ruins and learning more about their construction, you can also access other important places in Tepic daily life; for example, see the former Bellavista textile factory, built in 1814 as a replica of a building in Ghent, Belgium, according to visitatepic.com. On March 20, 1905, Bellavista was the scene of the first workers' strike of the twentieth century, he stresses and also tells that the building culminated with its operations in 1990.
In the same line of architectural tourism, there is also the temple and former convent of La Cruz de Zacate, to which miracles are attributed. This religious building was founded in 1540. There is also the Cathedral of Tepic, "Our Lady of the Assumption", one of the most representative buildings of the city, undoubtedly a beautiful sanctuary that always looks impeccable and attracts its faithful believers.
Tepic, Nayarit, is a corner of Mexico that offers magic, history, and tradition, and in these next holidays is an excellent option for those who like tourism on foot, those who admire the history of events that were transcendental in its formation as a city, in addition, if you live in Guadalajara, you can go and come the same day since they are a few hours away, a weekend may be enough time to let yourself be surprised by its tourist jewels and then, with more time, also know its natural beauties.
What to eat in Tepic?
Tepic offers a varied gastronomic proposal, both national and international, the seafood is very representative, but among the typical dishes, include the pipián style Ixtlán del Río, shaved fish, and pork beans, among other delicacies.