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Lagos de Moreno is a city of 154,000 people (2010) in Jalisco. It draws tourists on account of its history and old architecture.


Maria Soine de Helguerra Regional Public Library

Lagos de Moreno (population estimate 165,000 in 2015) is the 6th largest municipality in the state of Jalisco. It was named Villa Santa Maria de los Lagos by its founder Don Hernando Martel in 1563, and became known as the "Athens of Jalisco" due to the abundance of writers and poets from here. It was renamed after a Mexican War of Independence hero and later featured in the Cristero War, which was a battle over religious power in Mexico.


Winters are mild with an average maximum temperature of 23 °C (73.4 °F) in January although nighttime temperatures are often cold, with an average minimum temperature of 3 °C (37.4 °F). Many days are sunny, averaging around 15-19 clear days per month and precipitation is low. Nighttime temperatures regularly fall below 0 °C (32.0 °F) but extended periods of frost are rare.

The Bajio's two main seasons are the wet season and the dry season. The wet season, which runs from June to October sees an increase in precipitation and humidity with July and August being the wettest months.

Get in[edit]

Despite being in Jalisco, it's only about an hour from Guanajuato's largest city, Leon, but 2½ hours from Guadalajara, using the toll system. Bus service by Primera Plus and others happens at this station:

The nearest airport, Del Bajio International Airport (BJX IATA), is located near Silao, Guanajuato, an hour's drive away.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Jardín de Los Constituyentes (Lagos de Moreno Main Square), C. Miguel Leandro Guerra 439.
Our Lady of the Assumption
  • 2 Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption), Calle Miguel Hidalgo. Twin-towered cathedral dating back to 1741 with Baroque and Churrigueresque elements that houses the relics of Saint Hermion, a saint from ancient Rome who died during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian. Also on site is the Museo de Arto Sacro.
  • 3 Templo el Calvario, Cometa Poniente, +52 474 742 0364. Unique architecture and city views. See the Order of the Capuchinas. Rompope drink available for purchase.
  • 4 Teatro Jose Rosas Moreno, Calle Jose Rosas Moreno 320, +52 474 742 3667. 19th-century theater with mural on ceiling. Teatro_José_Rosas_Moreno on Wikipedia




  • 1 La Rinconada, Calle Constituyentes 425, +52 474 742 3404. Daily 08ː00-22ː00. Some good authentic cutlet and other local food here.




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