Thursday, October 16, 2014


The Chanal.- is located 4 km north of the city of Colima, is a set of stepped pyramidal platforms, it is
the ball game and several plazas, distinguish their buildings with glyphic representations stones adorning its steps.

Archaeological sites in the state of Colima

The District Campana.- Villa de Alvarez. Ceremonial complex consists of various temples and pyramidal platforms built with boulders. At least one of the main platforms was used as a mausoleum, being now possible to see the tomb kept inside.

San Francisco Almoloyán.- Located in the city of Colima. Ruins of the old Franciscan convent of the XVI century.

Parish of St. Francis of Almoloyán.

Finance Nogueras.- belongs to the municipality of Comala, is a restored hacienda mill. You can visit the chapel (S. XVII), the main house (XIX) and the museum.

Comala (6 km north of the City. Colima) .- Also called El Puerto Blanco America, Comala conserves the typical architecture of the region of the volcano.

Caxitlán.- inn's in the Colima-road Tecomán.- Ruins of an ancient inn royal road (XVIII century), built on the grounds of the old Indian village of Caxitlán where the first town of Colima was founded in 1523.

Government Palace - Located in the Garden of Cd Freedom of Colima. is a XIX century. In its main staircase there is a mural by Colima painter Jorge Chávez Carrillo.

Government Palace in Colima.

Federal.- Palace is located in the Garden of Cd Núñez. Colima. Civil architecture of the early twentieth century. Upstairs are preserved murals with the representation of landscapes Cd. Of Mexico and portraits of historical figures.

Federal Palace.

Enrique O. Mercado of Madrid.- Located in the center of the Cd. Colima, the building is an example of architecture -francesa- prefabricated metal structure, the Porfirian period. It is now a cultural center.

Teatro Hidalgo, located in the center of the City. COLIMA porfiriano of building, eg horseshoe theater. Mason work of Lucio Uribe.

Municipal Archives of COLIMA is in the center of the City. Colima. It is a typical example of nineteenth century house colimota.

Historical Archive State.- (Juárez Garden or La Concordia, Cd. Colima) .- Example porfiriana civil architecture of the early twentieth century. Old School of Applied Arts.

Old Train Ferrocarril.- Hidalgo is located in the city park of Colima. It is an example of railway architecture in the late nineteenth century.

Hacienda del Carmen.- belongs to the municipality of Villa de Alvarez, is a cattle ranch in the nineteenth century; restored.

SAN ANTONIO Finance is located in the municipality of Comala. Nineteenth-century coffee plantation restored. With stone chapel and aqueduct.


Museum of Western Cultures "María Ahumada de Gómez" .- (Czda. Galvan Esq. National army, Cd. Colima) .- The largest and most important collection of Colima archeology.

University Museum of Archaeology (Manzanillo) .- Archaeology of Mesoamerica.

Regional History Museum Colima (Portal Morelos I, Cd. Colima) .- Archaeology and History of the State of Colima. Temporary exhibition hall.

Portal Morelos in the city of Colima.

Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo Museum (ex-hacienda of Nogueras, mpio. Comala) .- Mpio Archaeology. Comala and sample production and pictorial designs Colima artist Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo.

University Museum "Maria Teresa Pomar" Popular Arts (Centro, Cd. Colima) .- Mexican crafts.

Art Gallery of the University of Colima (Centre, Cd. Colima) .- Visual Arts. Its collection is mainly composed of works by Mexican artists: Orozco, Cuevas, Siqueiros, Rafael Coronel, Mexiac, among others, along with a complete sample of Colima artists.

House of Culture (Czda. Galván esq. National army, Cd. Colima) .- Permanent exhibition of art works of the heritage of the state. Includes Sala Alfonso Michel, an important collection of works by Colima painter.

Salt Museum (Cuyutlán mpio. Armory) .- People's History of Cuyutlán, its salt and salt technology.

Ixtlahuacán Community Museum (mpio. Ixtlahuacán) .- Archaeology, history and crafts Ixtlahuacán Township.

History ejido Suchitlán Suchitlán Community Museum (Suchitlán, mpio. Comala) .- and indigenous crafts community.

Site Tech Museum of El Remate "The Light Factory" (El Remate, mpio. Comala) .- First hydroelectric plant in the state.

Museum and Cultural Center Community Zacualpan (Zacualpan mpio. Villa de Alvarez) .- History Zacualpan indigenous community and its natural resources.


The indigenous, Spanish, black and Filipino populations involved in shaping the society of Colima, left footprints is now possible, although not always easy to identify in the culture and traditions of the local population.

The dances and crafts are mostly indigenous tradition, although some, such as the conquest have originated during the viceroyalty. Spanish taste was inherited by bullfights and related field work, such as horsemanship. African origin are many voices of popular speech as "guango" and "candingo" and the giants or "mojigangos" we know today as typical of Villa de Álvarez. From the East, slaves or Chinese Filipino Indian culture we got the coconut.

Among the dances most practiced at present of "conquest", also called "Virgin of Guadalupe" of "cloak" or "Malinche" and those of "Apache" are counted. Both are of colonial origin and closely related to those of "Moors and Christians" and "matachin" respectively. Of more indigenous flavor are the "Indian rattle" and "dark".

Special mention pastorals; Colima has retained its practice within a very traditional style. Symposia that were written in the sixteenth century as the "Adoration of the Kings" are represented; but there is a constant production renewing dialogues or narratives characteristic of this form of popular theater.