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Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Mariachi and the "El Tenampa" Cantina

 
 
Mariachi and the "El Tenampa" Cantina Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
1. Mariachi and the "El Tenampa" Cantina Marker
Inscription.  

Autoridades del Departmento del Distrito Federal y el pueblo de Mexico rinden honor a:
Don Cirilo Marmolejo
Teocaltiche Jal.
1890-1960
Mariachi Coculense
Ciudad de Mexico desde 1920
y
Don Concho Andrade
Cocula Jal.
1943
Mariachi de Cocula
Ciudad de Mexico desde 1925

Fundadores de la tradición musical del mariachi
en la Cantina “El Tenampa” y en la Plaza “Garibaldi”

1925

Ciudad de Mexico Diciembre 1991

English translation:
Authorities of the Department of the Federal District and the people of Mexico honor:
Cirilo Marmolejo
Teocaltiche, Jalisco, 1890-1960
Mariachi Coculense, in Mexico City since 1920
and
Concho Andrade
Cocula, Jalisco, 1943
Mariachi de Cocula, in Mexico City since 1925

Founders of the Musical Tradition of the Mariachi
in the "El Tenampa" Cantina and in the Plaza "Garibaldi"

1925

Mexico City, December 1991
 
Erected 1991 by Autoridades del Departmento del Distrito Federal y el pueblo de México
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentMan-Made Features. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1991.
 
Location. 19° 26.458′ N, 99° 8.339′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker can be reached from Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas just north of República de Perú, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chapel of the Dead (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Convent of La Concepción (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Parish of San Lorenzo, Deacon and Martyr (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Convent of La Concepción (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Aquiles Serdán (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The House of Covadonga (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Guglielmo Marconi (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Regarding Mariachi and the "El Tenampa" Cantina. El Tenampa is probably the most famous cantina in all of Mexico. As the marker mentions, it has been the home of traditional mariachi music for almost 100 years. It is where all of the mariachi greats
An additional inscription and marker at the "El Tenampa" Cantina image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
2. An additional inscription and marker at the "El Tenampa" Cantina
This additional inscription and marker is to the right of the entrance to El Tenampa. It reads:

Esta casa se fundo en 1925, por el Sr. Juan I. Hernandez

60 aniversario del Tenampa
Juan I. Hernandez
de 1925 a 1985

English translation:
This house was founded in 1925 by Juan I. Hernández

60th Anniversary of El Tenampa
Juan I. Hernández
From 1925 to 1985
have performed and is mentioned in numerous songs and movies.
 
Mariachi and the "El Tenampa" Cantina Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
3. Mariachi and the "El Tenampa" Cantina Marker
The marker is to the left of the main entrance to El Tenampa.
Mariachi and the "El Tenampa" Cantina Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
4. Mariachi and the "El Tenampa" Cantina Marker
An additional view of El Tenampa with a few mariachis.
The nearby Museum of Tequila and Mezcal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
5. The nearby Museum of Tequila and Mezcal
A few steps from El Tenampa is the Museum of Tequila and Mezcal. These two traditional Mexican alcoholic beverages are tightly linked to the mariachi tradition.
José Alfredo Jiménez statue in Plaza Garibaldi image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
6. José Alfredo Jiménez statue in Plaza Garibaldi
The area around El Tenampa is known as Plaza Garibaldi. The plaza features statues of the greatest performers and producers of traditional mariachi and ranchera music, including this statue of José Alfredo Jiménez, one of the most prolific authors of songs currently sung by today's mariachis.
A nearby sign about pulque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
7. A nearby sign about pulque
Pulque is another ancient Mexican drink made from the maguey plant. This sign is some few meters east of El Tenampa. It reads:

Mexicans have drunk “pulque” since the XI century
It was the favorite [d]rink of-the Aztec emperors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   7. submitted on March 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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