Saturday, 21 November 2015

Celebrating the 451st Anniversary of the Mexico Philippines Expedition that set sail from Barra de Navidad Jalisco on November 21st 1564

Celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Mexico Philippines Expedition that set sail from Barra de Navidad Jalisco on November 21st 1564


Monument dedicated to the 400 anniversary of the expedition Mexico-Philippines at the Malecon in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco México.
November 21st. is the anniversary of the Expedition that set sail from Barra de Navidad, Jalisco México in 1564 to The Philippines.

From wikipedia:
At the death of the viceroy, Don Luís de Velasco, in 1564, New Spain had passed under the government of the Audiencia, one of whose first cares was to equip an expedition for the conquest and colonization of the Philippines. This had been ordered by Philip II in 1559. Friar Andrés de Urdaneta having been designated as the Commander, the Viceroy had the matter under consideration at the time of his death. Urdaneta was considered a great navigator and especially fitted for cruising in Indian waters. Philip II wrote urging him to join the expedition and offering him the command. Urdaneta agreed to accompany the expedition but refused to take command; the adelantado, Don Miguel López de Legazpi, was appointed as Commander. The expedition, composed of the Capitana, which carried on board Legazpi and Urdaneta, the galleons San Pablo and San Pedro, and the tenders San Juan and San Lucas, set sail from Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico on November 21, 1564.

 Every year there is an official ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the expedition at  the  Malecon of Barra de Navidad organized by the Municipality of Cihuatlan and the Barra de Navidad Municipality Delegation. 

Many of the streets in the downtown area and Fraccionamiento Pueblo Nuevo have been named after this expedition.
Check the following Interesting Information about the Route Mexico - Philippines:


Monument dedicated to the 400 anniversary of the expedition Mexico-Philippines at the Malecon in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco México.






Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico 
Fraternidad Iberoamericana y Filipina 1564-1964 - Monument dedicated to the 400 anniversary of the expedition Mexico-Philippines at the Malecon in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco México.



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