The Magical Town that brought out the romantic side of Lázaro Cárdenas

An idyllic scene appears among pine forests: a fairytale valley with its wooded hills, its mist on the peaks, its fruit orchards and its little white and red town. The Magical Town of Tacámbaro promises provincial charm, but it holds several surprises for the traveler.

Tacámbaro boasts of perfect temperature. Located between the mountains and Tierra Caliente, the cool breeze and the warm wind alternate, dance and mingle. Avocado, blackberry and sugar cane are traditional here. In the surroundings of the town, waterfalls such as the Arroyo Frío with its mighty and impressive fall and lagoons such as La Alberca offer a thousand possibilities for a day in nature.

The town retains the flavor of yesteryear. In the center, alleys of large white houses to protect from the sun and rain, and hidden squares such as Santo Niño lead to the large and landscaped main square. Under the portals, the Amalia Solórzano Cultural Center tells the details of the fascinating story of Lázaro Cárdenas, his wife, and why the presidential residence is called Los Pinos. Tacámbaro worked his magic.

The great Cathedral of San Jerónimo presides over the main square, but probably the most iconic church in Tacámbaro is the Temple of Fátima. With magnificent views of the valley, this temple houses four images brought from former communist countries, and a replica of the Holy Sepulchre. Truly amazing.


  1. Try the blackberries offered at the street stalls. Delicious!
  2. Take a souvenir. La Casa del Artesano, in the Plazuela del Santo Niño, is an excellent option to find preserves, sweets and local crafts.
  3. Satisfy your hunger with the typical Tacámbaro carnitas and the delicious uchepos from this transition zone with an incomparable flavor.
  4. Try the mezcal that is produced in neighboring towns.





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