Jalapa Sights and Landmarks Guide, Mexico
The city of Jalapa is an important tourist hot spot in the country of Mexico. The city of Jalapa has many museums, gardens / parks, various famous theaters, different galleries, and many other famous historical monuments that reflect the presence of history in this city. It is the design of these historical monuments that attracts many foreign tourists to this city.
Parque Juárez happens to be a famous park which is located in the city of Jalapa. The park is famous due to its terrace like look and its location which is right in the center of the city thus making it easily accessible for the locals as well as the foreign tourists that hit this city. Another reason for the park being this famous is its scenic view it offers to its tourists. The view of the mountains named Sierra Madre Oriental from the park increases its value by many folds.
Paseo de los Lagos is famous for its historical dam which is as of now been converted into rubles. As of today, this place is famous for its footpaths that surround various trees and different fresh water springs.
Xalapa Cathedral is famous for its unique architecture that is actually a mix of Neogothic and Baroque design. This awesome cathedral was built somewhere in the year 1773. This cathedral is also famous for its huge clock tower, the clock which was designed and brought into this city from England.
Museo de Antropología de Xalapa is one of the famous and very large museums in the city of Jalapa. This museum is famous for its artifacts and scripts it preserved from many different historical cultures of this city like Huastec, Olmec, and Totonac. This huge museum has around 25000 pieces of artifacts thus increasing the importance of this museum due to the huge collection of artifacts it possesses.
Jardín Botánico Clavijero (which is called as Clavijero Botanical Garden in English) is famous due to the huge collection of plants that have been brought in from different parts of the country. Various sections in this huge botanical garden are especially dedicated to the famous pines of Mexico, the lush green mountainous environment of Xalapa, and the ornamental flowers of Mexico.
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