Parangaricutiro, the pompeii of Mexico

From among the ashes of the Paricutin volcano, the city of Parangaricutiro it re-emerges like a phoenix, refusing to disappear and be forgotten.

Amid a rugged volcanic landscape, it is a reminder of human perseverance and the struggle for the transcendence of their culture.

The Paricutín volcano is the youngest volcano in the world, and in 1943 it erupted right next to San Juan de Parangaricutiro and Paricutín. After nine years of continuous activity, the towns were flooded with lava and ashes until they disappeared. Fortunately, their activity was gradual, and they gave time to evacuate and relocate all the inhabitants without a single life being lost.

After a pilgrimage of 33 kilometers, with the image of Our Lord of Miracles, the inhabitants managed to settle near Uruapan, where they founded Nuevo San Juan de Parangaricutiro, refusing to erase from memory the name of what was their home, and where they erected a new church in honor of their patron.

From the eruption, curiously enough, the town's church, which was under construction, managed to remain as an indelible memory of what was a small but prosperous community.

We invite you to visit Uruapan, its traditions such as the Curpites dance, its pork carnitas, a good churipo, an exquisite AtapaKua or its cajeta sweet, but not before visiting this curious building that remains at the foot of the volcano as one of the few places in the world that, although recent, transports us to another era that was trapped in memory and time.

At present there are many active volcanoes in Mexico, and almost all with populations on their slopes; which represents a constant danger for its inhabitants. Among them we can count the volcanoes of Colima, Bárcena, Ceboruco, Citaltépletl, El Chichón, Everman, Nevado de Toluca, Paracutín, San Martín, Tacaná and of course, the Popocatepetl or "el popo", who throws his ashes from time to time to Mexico City to remind him of his presence. Two of the above, the Bárcena and the Everman are underwater volcanoes on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and their danger lies in the consequences of their eruptions by creating tsunamis or tidal waves towards the coastal towns of the region.

Remember that the trail to these areas is limited to safety zones, do not try to live dangerously, volcanoes are unpredictable in times of activity and you can put your life at risk.

If you remember this tongue twister and can recite it, you are ready to travel there and do ecotourism !

"The town of Parangaricutirimícuaro is going to desparangaricutirimicuarizar '.' Whoever manages to desparangaricutirimicuarize it great

desparangaricutirimicuarizer will be ".

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