Tlalpujahua comes from the Náhuatl: tlalli (land), and poxohuac (sponge, flabby), therefore, its name means: spongy or flabby land. The people refers to Tlalpujahua as: the town that refused to die.

It is a Pre-Hispanic settlement with a Nahua origin; magic town and a small portion of land surrounded by minerals: silver, gold, fantasy, and daydream, whose stone paved streets and beautiful Colonial constructions invite to a cultural adventure. Among them we can count: the church of the Virgin of Carmen –with a Baroque style from the 18th century–, the López Rayón Museum –a hero of the Independence–, and the ancient Franciscan monastery.

A relevant fact about this magic town is that, presently, the production of Christmas balls is an artisanal tradition and an important source of income for Tlalpujahua’s families. Their forms, models, and colors, are a decoration that can’t miss in the Christmas tree. Among the best five in the world, the spheres from Tlalpujahua are famous in Mexico and abroad, because of this, companies from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, ask for large amounts of them.


, Tlalpujahua, Michoacán


From Monday to Sunday, 09:00 - 19:00 hrs.


Tlalpujahua, an Obligatory Visit!

April 25 2016 to December 31 2019