Welcome to Tala, a charming city located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. This small town has grown over the years and is now home to several major towns including Tala (municipal seat), El Refugio, San Isidro Mazatepec, Cuisillos, and Ahuisculco. Let’s dive into the rich history and tourist attractions that make Tala a must-visit destination.
== History ==
Tala, also known as Tlallan or Land of labor, was a manor ruled by Pythaloc who had under his jurisdiction Ahuitzculco, Ocotán, Nextipac, and Xocotán. Its foundation dates back to 1126, and it was conquered by Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán in 1530. The town was evangelized in 1531 by Fray Antonio de Segovia, Fray Juan de Badillo, and Fray Andrés de Córdova. The aborigines did not submit easily to the conquerors and had two battles with them. Throughout the colonial era, Tala retained its category of corregimiento. In 1995, Tala was elevated to the category of city.
== Tourism ==
Tala has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism. Let’s take a look at some of the top attractions in the area.
=== Historical Monuments ===
The Temple of San Francisco de Asís, Chapel of the Rosary, and Treasury of the Orendaín Refuge are some of the historical monuments that you can visit in Tala.
=== Archeological zones ===
In the Tala Valley, you can find scattered archeological vestiges of what were shrines or cués in the pre-Hispanic era. In the region, they are known as Guachimonton.
=== Parties ===
Tala hosts several parties throughout the year. The Caña Fair takes place on the last days of April and the first of May, while the Feasts of San Francisco de Asís are celebrated from September 26 to October 4.
=== Music ===
Mariachi and Banda are the most popular music genres in Tala.
=== Handicrafts ===
Handicrafts made with obsidian and saddlery are popular in Tala.
=== Traditional costumes ===
The charro suit and the dress of poblana china are the traditional costumes in Tala.
=== Gastronomy ===
Tala is known for its well and birria, piloncillo, dulce de leche, and fruits in syrup. Cane juice, punch, and coffee with liquor and cane mezcal are also popular drinks in the area.
=== Touristic centres ===
The municipality has natural forests located in La Primavera Ahuisculco, Cerro de Las Garzas, Cerro Monte Negro, Las Navajas Hill, and spas such as Los Tejabanes and El Rincón.
== Government ==
The municipal presidents of Tala have worked hard to make the city a great place to live and visit.
== References ==
If you’re planning a trip to Tala, be sure to check out the official tourism website for more information. We hope you enjoy your visit to this charming city in Jalisco, Mexico!