Ing. Carlos Lozano de la Torre

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Located on the west side of the state, Calvillo was a settlement of Nahua Indians of San José Huejúcar, and it means "Place of Willows." José Calvillo, owner of the Hacienda of San Nicolás, donated the land for the town's founding, which was done by the governor of Guadalajara, Manuel Colón de Larreategui on November 18, 1771.

Famous for its guava production, Calvillo offers very interesting places such as the Main plaza, which dates back to 1778. The chapel of El Señor del Salitre, built in 1772 has true picturesque jewels in its paintings.
The Sanctuary of Guadalupe is decorated with paintings that are wallpaper and have images of the Guadalupe Virgin. In El Tepozán, you can admire wall paintings that are anthropomorphic figures of diverse colors, with various other paintings detailing different eras. One of the recreational sites that Calvillo has is the Malpaso dam, where you can practice water sports and fishing.
The Laurel mountain range is an elongation of the Sierra Fría. Here mountain climbers, which enjoy a great level of difficulty, will find cliffs and elevated column mountains, which constitute a great challenge. In the Laurel mountain range you can find beautiful sites such as the Alisos waterfall.

Calvillo is one of the most prosperous townships in Aguascalientes; its traditional guava fair is a main attraction for tourists, and takes place during the first days of December.
Plaza Principal S/N
Zona Centro
C.P. 20080
Phone: (495) 956-00-39 y 956-13-74
Fax: (495) 956-00-75
Calvillo, Ags., México.
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