Sunday, February 5, 2023

Manzanillo and Colima

Our ship docked in Manzanillo but we spent most of the day on a tour to the inland city of Colima, capital of the Mexico State of Colima. The only picture I took of Manzanillo was a picture of the moon over the city a bit before 7am, as we were pulling into the dock.

The first stop on our tour was in Colima, an hour's drive from Manzanillo. We stopped at an area that included a number of shops and restaurants in an alley covered by umbrellas. The umbrellas were not only decorative but also provided much needed shade.

Next up on the tour was the Cathedral Basílica Menor de Colima.

Nearby the church was the Jardín Libertad (Freedom Garden), a small square shaped garden with a pavilion in the center.

The last stop on our tour was at the La Campana archaeological site, the largest pre hispanic population center in western Mexico. Some of the ceramics found in the area are estimated to be from 1500 BCE, around the time of the Bronze Age in ancient Greece, and the earliest dynasties in China.

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