Colima, Mexico

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay


The Cathedral


Historical Murals

Murals in the stairwell of the courtyard are done in florid Mexican patriotic style. 

Archaeological Zone La Campana

Volcan de Colima, (3820 m, 12,533 feet)
foreground and Nevado de Colima (Zapotepetl, 4340 m, 14,240 feet) behind it. Altough this is the end of January, Nevado de Colima isn't very nevado. Volcan de Colima is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico but Nevado de Colima is extinct and dissected.
Probably part of the Teotihuacan culture. Artifacts dating to 1500 BCE have been found here. This was the westernmost major population center in Mexico.


Statue in imitation of ancient pottery style.

Archaeological Museum, Colima

  Below: reconstruction of a burial site. 

Views Between Colima and Manzanillo

Manzanillo is a huge port where goods are offloaded, sent by rail to the Gulf of Mexico, then reloaded for the trip to Europe. Multi-modal transport has radically reshaped global commerce.

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Created 18 December 2020, Last Update 18 December 2020