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Esplanade

ESPLANADE / ARCHERY

Are you looking for a space, not only for your events, but to live a really different experience? Welcome! At Centro Fox we have a historic venue, with over 300 years of stories to tell, completely at your disposal. Here you can carry out all the events you want, as well as roam in company or alone in one of the most fascinating corners of Guanajuato.

 

The esplanade and archway are part of the Hacienda San Cristóbal, the name of this working community. Its origin dates back to 1614, when the Viceroy Marquis of Guadalcázar granted Pedro Núñez Gómez a cattle ranch with horses. Documents of a mortgage on the site, dated 1734, make mention for the first time of a population of jacales, what is today the main house of the hacienda and community of San Cristóbal.

 

During the last stages of the Mexican Revolution, between the months of April and June 1915, the lands of Hacienda San Cristobal and neighboring haciendas served as a battlefield where the Villistas’ armies confronted Obregon’s armies.

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That same year, on September 20, it was acquired by Vicente Fox Quesada’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Louis Fox Flach, who worked as a stubborn and stubborn watchman in a car factory that, in the end, he also ended up being the owner. Some of his famed “Fox Cars” are on display here.

 

It was donated by the Fox family to build a venue where large events could be held at the disposal of the public’s predilections, from renting space for family celebrations, to scientific fairs, concerts, sporting events and national and international festivals.

 

Among many of these events are the visit of the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), the concerts of Juan Gabriel, Elton John, Carlos Santana, Mexican singers Emmanuel and Mijares, the visits of Deepak Chopra and Nobel Peace Prize winners Muhammad Junus and Rigoberta Menchú, the CITEK International Forum, CannaMéxico, Foro Revolución Amarilla, the scientific fairs of Talent City and Hackaton science fairs, the Mystic Arts of Tibet, the Michoacán Folkloric Festival and Folkloric Ballet of Estado de Mexico, constant visits from Texas Christian University, the World Business Forum, countless concerts by the Bajío System Orchestra and Community Ensembles, and many, many more events.

 

This place is abundant in myths and legends, beautiful stories of ancestry, ghosts, cristeros, country battles and glorious triumphs that have survived the passing of time.

WELCOME TO YOUR HOME!

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SOME VIDEOS IN THE ARCHERY AND ESPLANADE:

OFFICIAL VIDEO OF EXPLANADA:

EVENT SETUPS:

EVENTS IN THE RAIN:

LIVING LEARNING:

A MUSICAL SPACE:

ANTIQUE WAGON:

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