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Tecario in Michoacán (region) is a town located in Mexico - about 161 mi (or 259 km) West of Mexico City, the country's capital town.

Time in Tecario is now 02:28 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "America / Mexico City" with an UTC offset of -5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent cities might be interesting for you: Toluca, Puebla, Mexico City, Tepic, Tacambaro de Codallos or Santiago. Since you are here already, consider visiting Tecario, La Sandia, El Arenal, Mesa de Manzanillo, La Barra and Palma de Juarez. There are 3 airports in the area of Tecario. The nearest airport we have records of is Licenciado y General Ignacio Lopez Rayon Airport (IATA: UPN) with a distance of 31 mi (or 50.2 km) North-West of the city centre of Tecario.

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Location insights

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 19°C / 65 °F

Morning Temperature 3°C / 37 °F
Evening Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Night Temperature 11°C / 53 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 34%
Air Pressure 833.8 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (3 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear
Sky is clear

Sunday, February 7th 2016

Scattered clouds Day: 16°C (61 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Monday, February 8th 2016

Overcast clouds Day: 17°C (63 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)
Overcast clouds, calm.

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Light rain Day: 12°C (53 °F)
Night: 7°C (45 °F)
Light rain, calm, overcast clouds.

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Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Ario, Michoacán

Located at 19.22, -101.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Ario is a municipality located in the Mexican state of Michoacán. The municipality has an area of 694.60 square kilometres (1.18% of the surface of the state) and is bordered to the north by Salvador Escalante, to the east by Tacámbaro and Turicato, to the south by La Huacana, to the west by Nuevo Urecho, and to the northwest by Taretán. The municipality had a population of 31, 647 inhabitants according to the 2005 census. Its municipal seat is the city of Ario de Rosales. In pre-Columbian times region was inhabited by Purepecha and Chichimeca people who knew the area as "Place where it was sent", "Place where something was sent to be said", and "Place where one learns to read", respectively. Marco Antonio Solís and the members of the popular musical group Los Bukis, later changed to Los Mismos after Marco Antonio left the group were born in the municipality of Ario.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Municipalities of Michoacán
  • Populated places in Michoacán

Punzo family (copper crafts)

Located at 19.22, -101.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Punzo family contains two of the best known copper and silver smiths located in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, Mexico. The family descends from copper smith Carlos Punzo Córdoba. The two main smiths today are brothers Abdón Punzo Ángel and Ignacio Punzo Ángel, each of whom has his own workshop in which their sons and grandsons work and learn the craft of working copper and silver. Their workshops are located in the town of Santa Clara del Cobre, which is about twelve km from Pátzcuaro and part of a region with a long history of handcrafts, passed down generations. Each of the various towns has its own specialty and for Santa Clara del Cobre, it is copper working, with over fifty workshops that employ more than 300 artisans, or about eighty percent of the town's workforce. The town is known worldwide for its copper work, using traditional methods in open air workshops. Hammers, tongs and other tools are found on workshop walls and tables and the copper is heated in a large wood-fired forge. (gmasters329-330) As the region no longer mines copper, the raw material is scrap copper from old autos and cable, which he buys from telephone and electrical companies. Sledgehammers are used to pound blocks of copper to start and very fine hammers and awls are used for delicate details. Pieces are reheated as necessary as the pieces is pounded into shape. Decorative shapes such as animals are tapped outside the vessel from the inside and then backed with a substance called chapopote to keep the shape as the minute details are tapped in from the outside. Almost all of the objects are hammered into shape from a single piece or block of copper, including details like handles and decorative figures which are shaped along with the main body. This eliminates the need for soldering. The embossing, also called repoussé and chasing, is a form of decorating the basic shape of a vessel or other piece. It consists of hammering the piece from the inside to push the shape outwards. After this shape is made, details are added by chiseling and engraving. Then the copper pieces are put into a large pot of boiling water in order to give them their distinctive color. To give pieces an added shine, they are treated with sulfuric acid, soap, water and steel wool. Abdón Punzo Angel's workshop/gallery is called El Arte del Cobre on Morelos street. He is considered to be one of the best coppersmiths in Santa Clara del Cobre, working with his sons and about twelve employees. Punzo and his sons have won many awards for their work in both Mexico and abroad. He has made two presentation in Albuquerque, New Mexico . He won the Quinto Premio Nacional de la Plata 2010 Hugo Salinas Price at the Museo de Arte Popular with his son Alan Punzo Chávez winning the Galardón Nacional Joven Talento the same year. His other son, José Abdón Punzo Chávez won the Orfefrería Artesanal and Escultura Artesanal prizes. Prices for pieces run from $40USD for a platter to $900 for a large vase. All pieces are hammered into shape and hand-burnished. Work on a single piece can take two weeks. The workshop has had a number of famous clients including former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Abdón sons, José Abdon, Carlos, and Luis Felipe all began working with their father at a very young age. His son Luis Felipe Punzo Chávez has won awards for his work, for pieces that can take months to create. He is one of many artisans supported by the Casa de las Artesanías, a state agency in Morelia . Abdón Punzo states that his son Carlos Punzo Chávez has come close to beating him in past contests. On one occasion, an interview asked Abdón what he would have done if his son had beaten him and he said that it would have meant more than the prize. Ignacio Punza Ángel also is an award winning smith who works with his sons in Santa Clara. He began learning to work copper in his father's shop as a small child and learned to work silver starting at age 17. He creates mostly large pieces with innovative designs with are often detailed. He also works in silver in which he has receive a large number of acknowledgements and awards. He has taught the craft to his three sons, José Rosaldo, José Germán and Ignacio Gabriel. He has exhibited his work in various parts of Mexico and the United States and has won the Premio Estatal de Artesanías and the Premio de Casa de las Artesanías de Morelia as well as various prices related to the National Copper Fair held each year in Santa Clara and the National Silver Contest in Taxco .

This attraction is classified as:

  • Mexican artists

Santa Clara del Cobre

Located at 19.22, -101.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Santa Clara del Cobre is a town and municipality located in the center of the state of Michoacán, Mexico, 18 km from Pátzcuaro and 79 km from the state capital of Morelia. While the official name of the municipality is Salvador Escalante, and the town is often marked as "Villa Escalante" or "Salvador Escalante" on maps, both entities are interchangeably called Santa Clara del Cobre. The town is part of the Pátzcuaro region of Michoacán, and ethnically dominated by the P'urhépecha people. These people have been working with copper since the pre-Hispanic era, and led to this town’s dominance in copper crafts over the colonial period (1519–1821) until well into the 19th century. Economic reverses led to the industry’s near-demise here until efforts in the 1940s and 1970s managed to bring the town’s work back into prominence. Santa Clara del Cobre was named a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2010.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Municipalities of Michoacán
  • Populated places in Michoacán
  • Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

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Hotels & Hostels: Places to stay

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Best Western Posada De Don Vasco

Best Western Posada De Don Vasco

Very close

< 22 mi.

Address: Av. Lazaro Cardenas 450, 61600 Patzcuaro

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Villa San Jose Hotel & Suites***

Villa San Jose Hotel & Suites

Very close

< 41 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: Patizimba No.77, 58290 Morelia

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Villa Montana****

Villa Montana

Very close

< 41 mi.
Upper Class Hotel
Address: Patzimba No. 201 Col., 58090 Morelia

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Gran Hotel Morelia

BEST WESTERN PLUS Gran Hotel Morelia

< 42 mi.

Address: Av Ventura Puente esq Camelinas, 58070 Morelia

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Howard Johnson Calle Real Morelia***

Howard Johnson Calle Real Morelia

< 43 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: Av. Madero Oriente #766, 58000 Morelia

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Holiday Inn Express Morelia***

Holiday Inn Express Morelia

< 44 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: Av. Camelinas 5000, 58279 Morelia

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