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Calvillo is a city in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. The town serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Calvillo. Calvillo is located about 52 km from the city of Aguascalientes.

Calvillo is better known as the world capital of the guava, it is the largest guava producer in Mexico and is famous for its superb confectionery and liqueurs made from this fruit, which you can sample at the Guava Fair held during the first week of December.

People from Calvillo are called “Calvillences”.

Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing

Calvillo has a number of attractions of interest to tourists.

The Main Square, which dates from 1778 and is famous for its orange trees.

Calvillo is also home to the Temple of Our Lord of the Salitre; built in 1772, its interior features paintings that are considered jewels of religious art. The attractive dome topping the church has an exceptional size and diameter.

Its rarest feature is that it is made as a single architectural piece; there are only five domes of this style worldwide. The interior of the dome features exquisite frescoes depicting the life of St. Joseph, the patron saint of the city.

The Guadalupe Temple is another important church featuring majestic towers.

Another interesting place is the Malpaso Dam. There are also the La Cordornis Dam and the former monastery of Teposan, where there is a rocky area with rock carvings at the bottom of a ravine.

The surrounding area of Calvillo attracts tourists. The Sierra del Laurel, located south of the city, is an extension of the Sierra Fria and is highly sought after by rock climbers due to its steep slopes.

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