EMILIA ORTIZ CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
This neoclassical estate, typical in town, was built entirely of adobe at the end of the 19th century. The Casa Aguirre (former name of the building), is considered a historical monument by the Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History, it is a two-level magnificent building with eclectic architectural characteristics.
It has six halls which function as a space for artistic exhibitions of the Nayarita plastic.
Miguel Hidalgo 17, esquina con Zacatecas, Col. Centro, C.P. 63000, Tepic, Nayarit
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm 4 pm – 7 pm
Sunday 10 am – 2 pm
Phone: 311 216 0389
NAYARIT REGIONAL MUSEUM
It is a fantastic two-level eighteenth century building in adobe, which houses seven permanent exhibition halls in its historic part – three on the ground floor and four on the top floor, they keep archeological records of the different pre-Hispanic cultural traditions in Nayarit.
It complements the panoramic vision of the Nayarit archaeological development process, the well-known Aztatlán Cultural Tradition corresponding to the Mesoamerican Postclassic period (850-1350 AD), as well as some late postclassic archaeological manifestations, prior to the time of Spanish contact and conquest.
Monday through Friday, 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9 am 3 pm
Entrance fee: $50 Pesos
Phone: (311) 212 1900
AMADO NERVO HOUSE-MUSEUM
A splendid old house from the mid-nineteenth century where the famous poet Amado Nervo was born on August 27th, 1870 and where you can find his life and work exhibited.
In its halls and showcases there is a collection of objects that belonged to the Nayarita Bard, among which we find photographs, manuscripts and the room’s original furniture.
Zacatecas 284 corner with Zaragoza, Downtown Tepic. 63000 Nayarit
Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 2 pm | 4 pm – 7 pm
Sunday 10:00 – 14:00 hrs.
Phone: 311 212 2916
MUSEUM OF THE FIVE PEOPLES
It is housed on the ground floor of the historic building known as Ex-Hotel Palacio (1923), which was also the home of the Forbes family and the seat of the British Consulate (1827).
This forum works as a space for the expression of popular and indigenous cultures, where gastronomy, clothing, the history of the people and practices that have been passed down from generation to generation are exhibited, as well as the artistic activity of the ethnic groups.
The creation of this museum obeyed the need to recognize the creativity and cultural initiatives of the popular sectors in Nayarit. The building has two temporary exhibition rooms, a site museum and the permanent exhibition dedicated to the five cultural groups of the state.
Avenida México 105, esquina con Zapata, Col. Tepic Centro, C.P. 63000, Tepic, Nayarit
Tuesday through Sunday 10 am – 7 pm
Closed 2 pm – 4 pm
Phone: (311) 212 1705
JUAN ESCUTIA HOUSE-MUSEUM
Here was born Juan Escutia, one of the combatants who died in the Battle of Chapultepec, on September 13th, 1847, before the attack of US troops. As a student of the Military College, today he is honored as one of the Heroes who gave their lives to defend the country. In its three rooms are exhibited a copy of Juan Escutia’s birth certificate, images of all the Children Heroes, uniforms of the Military College from that period, paintings of the cadet and Tepic, weapons and furniture of the mid-nineteenth century and the Battalion of San Blas’ flag, among other articles.
Hidalgo 71, C.P. 63000, Tepic, Nayarit
Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 2 pm | 4 pm – 7 pm.
Sunday 9 am – 2 pm.
Phone: 311 212 3390
TEMPLE AND EX CONVENT OF LA CRUZ DE ZACATE
Famous because it houses the legendary “Cruz de Zacate” (Grass Cross), which is considered miraculous. The temple and former convent were founded in 1540 by the Franciscans at the place where the grass cross was discovered, according to an exposed plaque.
Its facade has sober fronts and a statue of Fray Junípero Serra, who departed from here in the eighteenth century to begin his work as evangelist of the Californias. The interior has a Latin cross architectural plan with a simple decoration; to the left of the nave, there is a chapel where the original grass cross is preserved.
Blvd. Tepic-Xalisco corner with Calzada del Ejército. Col. Morelos 63160 Tepic, Nayarit.
Monday through Sunday 10 am – 8 pm.
REMAINS OF FORMER JAUJA TEXTILE FACTORY
Jauja (How-ha) was a textile factory of the British company Barron & Forbes in the first half of the 19th century. It represented one of the most important economic and foreign investment sources in western Mexico. The construction began in 1833 and was opened in 1838, until in 1947 there was a big fire leaving the vestiges that today are one of the main tourist attractions of Tepic.
The Ruins of Jauja are within the National Catalog of Historic Monuments by the Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History.
Calle Ixtapalapa 253
Ruinas de Jauja, 63010 Tepic, Nay.
FORMER BELLAVISTA TEXTILE FACTORY
Built in 1814 as an exact replica of a factory located in Ghent, Belgium called “Bellevue” which in Spanish means “Bellavista” (Beautiful View). This factory got to employ up to 350 labourers with an average of 14 – 16 working hours a day.
On March 20th, 1905, Bellavista was the scene of the first workers’ strike of the 20th century, undoubtedly one of the precursor movements of the general outbreak starting the Mexican Revolution.
Finally it stopped its operations permanently in 1990.
Del Trabajo Nte. 42a
Phone: 311 151 1306
CATHEDRAL OF TEPIC "OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION"
A magnificent catholic temple, seat of the Tepic Diocese and the most characteristic building in town. It is located in front of the Plaza de Armas (also called Plaza Principal or Main Square), right in the historic center. It is famous for its neo-Gothic style facade.
The cathedral is in the same place where the old parish church was built. In the seventeenth century the old building was still in perfect conditions.
Near 1804, the Bachelor Benito Antonio Vélez raised to a group of wealthy locals the project of building a new construction. The project was approved by the bishopric authorities of Guadalajara, it was then possible to place the first stone in 1804 and it wasn’t until 1896 that it would look as today.
Av. México corner with Lerdo. Downtown Tepic. 63000 Nayarit.
Monday through Sunday 7 am – 9 pm.
Phone: 311 212 2074
JOSÉ LUIS SOTO WALL PAINTINGS AT GOVERNMENT PALACE & UNIVERSITY OF NAYARIT
The current State Government Palace was built between 1870 and 1885 by professor Gabriel Luna Rodríguez and this project was intended to be the town penitentiary. In addition to the architectural beauty, the amazing mural of master José Luis Soto captured through the entire vault makes this a most worthy of visiting spot.
Javier Mina 27, Downtown Tepic. 63000 Nayarit.
INTERACTIVE SCIENCE & INNOVATION MUSEUM
It consists of 5 interactive exhibition rooms, with cutting-edge designs, electronic modules of the highest technology, digital audio, HD videos and new generation content. Users have an active, free and playful participation, by interacting with the exhibitions, technology and the specialized personnel. Excellent option for children.
Av. de la Salud s/n, Col. Ciudad Industrial, C.P. 63173, Tepic, Nayarit
Tuesday through Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Free entry for children up to 7 years old.
Entrance fee: $20 Pesos