Flor y canela is a Mexican telenovela produced by Eugenio Cobo for Televisa in 1988.[1] It is an original story of Spanish writer Benito Pérez Galdós, adapted by María Teresa Calderón and Marissa Garrido and directed by Luis Vélez.

Flor y canela
Created byBenito Pérez Galdós
Written byMaría Teresa Calderón
Marissa Garrido
Directed byLuis Vélez
StarringMariana Garza
Daniela Leites
Ernesto Laguardia
Edith González
Ari Telch
Edgardo Gazcón
Salvador Sánchez
Guillermo Murray
Opening themeInstrumental
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes100
Executive producerEugenio Cobo
Running time21–22 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseOctober 3, 1988 (1988-10-03) –
February 17, 1989 (1989-02-17)

Mariana Garza as Marianela, who later would be replaced by Daniela Leites, and Ernesto Laguardia starred as protagonists, while Mónica Miguel starred as the antagonist.



In the 1940s, in a Mexican mining town lives María de la Canela, nicknamed Marianela. This dirty and ragged orphan is despised by villagers who see it inherited traits madness of his mother committed suicide by jumping off a ravine. Is that where Marianela goes in search of advice ghost of his mother. The only loving being with the beggar is Pablo, a rich guy but blind Marianela who served as guide.

Unable to see Pablo a picture of your guide as a beautiful woman is created and does not let anyone tell you otherwise. Pablo's father arranged the marriage of his son with Florentina, the daughter of the village notary. Tomás, an ophthalmologist known advises that Pablo go to the United States operated. It was decided that the wedding will take place after Paul can already see.

When Pablo returns, cured, he is horrified to see the true aspect of Marianela, and prefers to Florentina corresponding to their ideal of feminine beauty. However, Florentina in love with Carlos, a mining engineer married a frivolous woman. The Marianela desperate attempts suicide, but is rescued by Tomás who falls for her.




Year Award Category Nominee Result
1989 7th TVyNovelas Awards Best Young Lead Actor Ernesto Laguardia Won


  1. ^ Flor y canela univision.com Retrieved March 16, 2015