The Sunday Traveler~San Jesus del Monte, Mexico

This. This is what makes the Sunday Traveler’s heart skip a beat. The little towns in Mexico, the streets festooned with papel picado (the cut out papers/flags) strung across the streets for any and all occasions.

A quick morning visit to the church by this mom and son, and the Sunday Traveler and my cousin, out for a morning of exploring the outskirts of Morelia.

Jesus del Monte was founded in the year of 1525. I had not heard of the Pirinda tribe, and in a brief search I found an incredible history about these peoples who once occupied a large territory of western Mexico from 900 to 1450 AD, before being conquered by the Mexicas/Aztecs. There is so much incredible history here. But I’ll keep it to the church for now.

Let’s go inside

I had to laugh at “repairs” done to keep this door together, and wonder how old it is.

The church in this small town is simple, but still very beautiful in its detail

So many wonderful little details to photograph in the antiquity, color, and texture

It was time to move on

Next week our next little town visited that morning will be featured. Until then.





About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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13 Responses to The Sunday Traveler~San Jesus del Monte, Mexico

  1. I wander away from your website a spell, only to discover you were in my neighborhood.

    Oddly, I have never been in San Jesus del Monte.

    Excellent photos, of course. You have an eye.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thank you, Felipe! I’ve been away from a lot of blogs, but making a somewhat limited comeback. Yes, I spent two weeks in Morelia with a cousin; had never been in Michoacán (and it cracks me up it’s on highest State Dept. alert= don’t go there. Ha! I fell in love with the area…head over heels! I’ll be back!!


  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Thanks for this tour. I’m embarrassed to say that when I visited Mexico last year, i only had 4 days in CDMX. I definitely want to see more of Mexico.

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  3. Lovely to travel along with you! I too love the small towns.


  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful details of the church. Thank you for the tour, Angeline!
    The photo of the mom and son pay Sunday visit is very moving. It tells a story.

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  5. Your photos are wonderful, Angeline. I can feel the coolness of the stone walls and floors and feel the warmth in the front door. BTW: the cut-out flags and shapes are quite colorful and festive decorations.

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