5 Things to Do in Mascota That You Shouldn't Miss

March 6, 2018 Terina Blouin

Mascota is a town and municipality in Jalisco, in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 1,591.63 km². The municipality has smaller villages such as Tecuani and La Plata, both a couple miles away. Mascota is surrounded by roads and pine-covered mountains and is a usual stop on the road to Talpa De Allende or Puerto Vallarta.
Restaurants in Mascota

1. Unfinished Temple de la Preciosa Sangre

Mascota, Mexico
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Unfinished Temple de la Preciosa Sangre

Reviewed By Debbie B

It was amazing walking around these stunning stone buildings and walls. The stonework was so interesting and unique. So glad we decided to stop on our way out of town. This is a don't miss experience if you come to the friendly town of Mascota.

2. Museo Arqueologico

Calle Allende 115, Mascota 46900, Mexico +52 388 386 0232
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
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0%
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Museo Arqueologico

Reviewed By antsyfeet - Eugene, Oregon

A wonderful mix of recent discoveries and ancient lives. We really enjoyed the displays. I wish there had been a bit more info in English, but the artifacts tell their own story.

3. Plaza Principal

Ave. Hidalgo, Mascota 46900, Mexico
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Plaza Principal

Reviewed By CindyF243 - Charleston, South Carolina

Mascota was recently designated a Pueblo Magico which is a designation for special and significant tourist towns in Mexico. Mascota is a small, well kept town, with beautiful cobbled streets. The town plaza has a lovely gazebo and garden area perfect for resting and people watching. The lovely church and municipal building are also on the square. There is a coffee shop on 1 corner and an ATM on the other. The region is known for its coffee, cheeses, preserves and Raicilla (basically Tequila but not from the designated region). The road from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara goes through Mascota and is a beautiful scenic drive. There are also some nice scenic drives nearby Mascota.

4. Casa de las piedras

Calle Morelos entre Vicente Guerrero y Allende | Muy cerca del centro de Mascota, Mascota, Mexico
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Casa de las piedras

Reviewed By retireandtravelnow - Connecticut

There seems to be two eccentric brothers who have great places to show off. The stone house is, well, full of stone covered items. Picture frames, toilet bowl and seat cover, sink, bed pillows, TV, chess set, the original stone pizza, it's a joy to walk around with the owner guide. He has a brother, who has a collection of Mexican movie stars, posters, music, furniture, pictures, in a set of small rooms, each opening with a set of old keys, that is just a few doors up from the stone house. It is also worth your time to visit. Both brother's are entertaining.

5. Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores

Ponciano Arriaga 31, Mascota 46900, Mexico +52 388 386 0085
Excellent
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100%
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4 based on 1 reviews

Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores

Reviewed By JeanMonJean - Québec (Ville), Québec

Nous visitons l'église (Église de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores) utilisée par la population locale, lors d'une brève escale à Mascota. Il y a un Christ qui saigne comme une chantepleure et dont le sang est recueilli dans une coupe: Un peu dégoûtant quand on y pense.
Au-dessus de l'entrée de l'église, on y voit le symbole des francs-maçons (L’œil entouré d'un triangle). À l'intérieur, il y a une statue de la Madone avec une large robe, comme on voit souvent au Pérou. C'est la première fois qu'on voit ce type d'habillement de Madone sur une statue au Mexique. Intrigant...
Il y a aussi une photo et une statue d'un prêtre avec des lunettes dans l'église. Gustavo nous dit que pendant la révolution, il cachait les révolutionnaires, qu'il n'a jamais dénoncés. Il a été pendu pour cela. Il y a statue le représentant, avec la corde sur les épaules, près de l'entrée de l'église. C'est un héros local.

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