Immerse yourself in the magic of Tepoztlán
WHAT TO DO
TTepoztlan, word in Nahuatl dialect that means "place of the copper ax", referring to the ax of Ometochtli-Tepoztecatl god.
The magic of Tepoztlan is due to its history, archeology and churches, also for the ecotourism and adventure activities. Its excellent gastronomy and architectural heritage makes it one of the most beautiful magical towns of Mexico.
Start the ascent at the end of Tepozteco Avenue, just a few minutes by walk from Posada del Tepozteco.
Your destination, a prehispanic settlement built between 1150 and 1350 AD in honor of Ometochtli Tepoztécatl, god of pulque, fertility and harvest, which is located at the top of Cerro del Tepozteco at more than 2,000 meters above sea level and 600 meters above the valley of Tepoztlán, from where you will dominate with the view the mystical and magical valley of Tepoztlán.
Admire and enjoy this protected area of more than 23 thousand hectares with its steep and capricious formations that welcome you to the town of Tepoztlán.
Ask about the hiking, rappelling and caving tours that will take you to discover incredible landscapes enjoying the trails surrounded by wonderful nature.
TEMPLE AND EX CONVENT
OF THE NATIVITY
Dedicated to the Virgin of the Nativity, it was built between 1555 and 1580 by people of the towns of the old manor of Tepoztlán, under the direction of the Dominican friars.
The Ex Convento houses the Historical Museum of Tepoztlan, which also has a Historical Documentation Center. Admire at the main entrance its beautiful seed arch.
This wonderful convent complex in 1994 was declared by UNESCO as a "World Heritage Site".
This archaeological museum located behind the ExConvent of the Nativity presents an exhibition of pre-Hispanic pieces donated by the poet Carlos Pellicer.
Take note of this invaluable collection of objects, such as the fragment of the ancient god Ometochtli Tepoztécatl founded in the Tepozteco Pyramid.
The Magical Town of Tepoztlán is an ideal place to acquire beautiful carved wooden crafts and hand painted clothing very typical of the mysticism of this town, as well as ancestral remedies.
A feature of Tepoztlán is the elaboration of the pochote houses, which are some beautiful little houses carved on bark of the pochote tree, in which its creators put their passion and creativity to make such curious figurines.