Wandering Arteaga

 

Arteaga

Our Pueblo Mágico next door.

We’ve all been there.  And this is what it looks like:

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At least, on a Sunday, this is what Arteaga looks like.

For those who haven’t been to Arteaga (on a Sunday), there’s a pretty large market that sets up all over Arteaga’s Alameda every Sunday.  Go early, because parking is a pain mid-afternoon!

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La Colmena Candy Store off the Alameda–open during the week, too!

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The other day–a THURSDAY MORNING–(who goes to Arteaga on a Thursday morning?)  this is what it looked like:

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Shhhh . . . it’s very quiet here on a weekday!
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Maybe too quiet for some . . .

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La Llorona, carved into a tree.     La Llorona is legendary all over Mexico for having killed her children after her husband was unfaithful to her.

 

 

But I love Arteaga when it’s quiet!

Plus, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there are some restaurants open during the week.

I also ventured off the Alameda and found the Plaza de Armas.  It’s another tree-lined square, with the mayor’s office on one end and the elementary school on the other.

Another block away (behind the elementary school) was Arteaga’s main church, San Isidro Labrador.  His feast day is the 15th of May.  So when the kiddies don’t have school for Teacher’s Day, swing by Arteaga–I bet these few blocks will be rockin’!

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Don Arteaga himself.  This plaque was terribly unhelpful, but it seems that he was a war hero when the French invaded (and took over) Mexico in the 1860s.
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Arteaga in season

 

Here’s a gorgeous video from Televisa, highlighting the town (and county) much better than I can!

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