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Located in the northeast part of the state, Asientos was founded by Francisco Ibarra, Don Benito Gaspar de Larrañaga and Juan Ignacio de Larrañaga Salcedo. In 1548 a religious group congregated originating the settlement of Real de Minas which became Nuestra Señora de Belén de los Asientos de Ibarra, later Asientos.

Among its main buildings, the Nuestra Señora de Belén Parish, has original Miguel Cabrera paintings. It dates back from 1705 with a distinct eighteenth century architectural style.
 
The Guadalupe Sanctuary still keeps its original cemetery and funeral home; in this chapel built in 1765, you can admire some mural paintings of the apostles, all natural size, by Teodoro Ramírez. Another attraction is the House of the Miner, where you can appreciate quarry crafts, aluminum doors and window framing.
 
Special mention should be given to the chapel and former convent of El Señor del Tepozán, which was built at the end of the 18th century. Next to this chapel there is another building, built in 1704, which many years ago was used as a monastery and a retirement home. On the other side of the chapel you can find the Tepozán Park, which has a playground and green areas.

Something very interesting about Asientos are the mines, which represent the progress and history of the town. On January 25, the traditional fair of the parish's supporter is celebrated: Nuestra Señora de Belén. The miner's day is celebrated in July along with a festival dedicated to El Señor del Tepozán.
 
The most representative craftsmanship of Asientos is, without a doubt, the traditional pottery done by Don Cuco, who makes excellent artifacts such as jugs, pitchers, mugs, ashtrays, candle holders, pots and flower pots.
 
Plaza Juárez # 3
Zona Centro
C.P. 20700
Phone: (496) 967-40-56, 967-30-29 y 967-30-90
Asientos, Ags., México.
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