Photos of El Partenon in Zihuatanejo

by Brianfey, Sunday, April 10, 2011, 15:54 (3895 days ago)

Some of you might enjoy these photos of this unusual spot to visit in Zijuatanejo. Surreal and kind of creepy.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianfey/sets/72157626468185326/

You can click on the map option to see where the photos were taken.

It might be a good place to take tourists.
I paid $50 pesos for each person to enter.

The murals...

by Brianfey, Sunday, April 10, 2011, 15:56 (3895 days ago) @ Brianfey
edited by Brianfey, Sunday, April 10, 2011, 16:11

Oh... some of the murals are a bit risqué so those of you who are easily offended should likely avert your eyes.

A Monument to Corruption and Excess

by Harry, Sunday, April 10, 2011, 21:19 (3895 days ago) @ Brianfey

Here's the English translation of that page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Durazo_Moreno

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by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Sunday, April 10, 2011, 22:05 (3895 days ago) @ Brianfey

A fascinating place. Just the experience of getting in is unforgettable. (The custodian/squatter demanded my cap as part of his end of the bargain -- didn't get it.)
We found the lavishness of the "art" up there outdone only by its crudeness.

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Access to Partenon

by Harry, Monday, April 11, 2011, 14:43 (3894 days ago) @ JeffMN

A fascinating place. Just the experience of getting in is unforgettable. (The custodian/squatter demanded my cap as part of his end of the bargain -- didn't get it.)
We found the lavishness of the "art" up there outdone only by its crudeness.


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So is the place open to visitors on a daily basis? Like some old dude sitting on a chair guarding the gate, hitting up visitors like the pay toilet @ the Mercado; or is somebody actually conducting a guided tour?
I guess I'd want to check it out for myself too now that i've heard about it and it's in town, like up the hill from where I usually lodge.

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Access to Partenon

by LadyM in Zihua, Monday, April 11, 2011, 16:00 (3894 days ago) @ Harry

Somewhere in between your two ideas of what is happening.

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Access to Partenon

by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 16:29 (3893 days ago) @ Harry

For us, even finding the guy at all seemed pretty hit & miss. He just materialized out of nowhere. He tried to give the feeling that he was breaking the rules somehow to let us in. I suppose that raises the perceived value.

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Photos of El Partenon in Zihuatanejo

by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Sunday, April 10, 2011, 22:06 (3895 days ago) @ Brianfey

By the way, you pix are wonderful!

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by Harry, Monday, April 11, 2011, 18:21 (3894 days ago) @ JeffMN
edited by Harry, Monday, April 11, 2011, 18:35

By the way, you pix are wonderful!

Thank you Professor!

I make my living in advertising and commercial art, so I suppose you could say I come by my penchant for simple but often incongruously appropriate visuals more or less dishonestly...

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Photos of El Partenon in Zihuatanejo

by Vancouvertony, Monday, April 11, 2011, 16:53 (3894 days ago) @ Brianfey

Harry,We went in there a couple of years ago. No gate keeper,just walked in.One of Zihuas great freebies. Although it seems there is now a charge.

Photos of El Partenon in Zihuatanejo

by Barbarita, Monday, April 11, 2011, 17:11 (3894 days ago) @ Vancouvertony

I have been to the Partenon 3 times in the last 6 mo. and there was always a gate keeper/guard/tour guide. He has charged me a different price each time but has been well worth the cost. I had studied the history of the Partenon before going and the giude was very knowledgeable.I plan on taking more family and friends there again.

Hey Tony I goddanidea!

by Harry, Monday, April 11, 2011, 18:32 (3894 days ago) @ Vancouvertony
edited by Harry, Monday, April 11, 2011, 18:46

Harry,We went in there a couple of years ago. No gate keeper,just walked in.One of Zihuas great freebies. Although it seems there is now a charge.

Now Tony if you and I were really smart, we'd figure out a way to have the City of Z. pay for our trips and a hefty tab @ Paccolo's on the pretense of us making the place ship shape & Bristol fashion ***
for hordes of rubbernecking turistos.

About as much a chance of that as Pusser's Rum going back to being $2 a bottle, I suppose..

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best way to get up there

by kmlewis, Monday, April 11, 2011, 19:03 (3894 days ago) @ Harry

I have always wanted to go check that place out! I do know there was someone up there and you sort of give him something to go inside. what does he usually take? how much should I expect to give him? and what is the best way to get up there. do I have to walk? or will a cab take me up?

best way to get up there

by donna tatom, Monday, April 11, 2011, 20:01 (3894 days ago) @ kmlewis

Thanks for the photos and story we were there in 2000 I took some pic.yours are great thanks again just got back from Z. miss it already

best way to get up there

by karin, Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 15:44 (3893 days ago) @ kmlewis

Kathy,

I'll go with you next year. Sr. Jason is a little chicken. I've tried to talk him into it but no such luck.

Karin