Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Colima - The City

Known as the "City of Palms", Colima was founded in 1527 as Villa San Sebastián de Colima. It is a quaint city with some beautiful colonial architecture and monuments. Downtown Colima is made up of three Plazas lined up over 8 blocks. The main plaza has some government offices, the main church, shops, restaurants and the Hotel Ceballos. The next (middle) smaller plaza behind the church is more "the peoples park" where old guys sit, shoe get shined, etc. The third and largest plaza has more shops and hotels including Hotel Merced. One main entrance streets into Colima empties into one corner of this last plaza.

Center of the Central Plaza

Central Plaza looking towards government offices, museum and restaurants

A pedestrian only walk and shopping

Inside of the government offices off the Central Plaza

Courtyard of the old Hotel Merced
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Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán.

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