Tepoztlan (Mexico): what to see in the city of Morelos

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What to see in Tepoztlan, an itinerary including the main attractions of this city of ancient origins, rich in popular traditions and among the magical cities of Mexico.


Tourist information

City located in the state of Morelos, about 70 kilometers from Mexico City, Tepoztlan rises at an altitude of about 1700 meters, within a valley located on the slopes of the Sierra del Tepozteco, famous for the remains on top of a cliff, related to a temple dedicated to the god Tepoztecatl, who in Aztec mythology was the god of pulque, an ancient alcoholic drink obtained by fermenting the juice of the Agmian salmiana, the drunkenness and fertility.

What see

In the main square there is the picturesque market, where among other things you can taste particular gastronomic specialties, typical of the place.


Behind the square stands the ex Convent dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, founded in the sixteenth century by the Dominicans, after the arrival of the Spaniards.

The site, now a museum, is included among the world heritage sites declared by UNESCO.

In Tepoztlan ancient customs and traditions have been kept alive, including popular festivals and cultural events, which make it part of the Magic Cities, or in a tourism promotion program founded by the Mexican Ministry of Tourism, aimed at Mexican locations that have been able to preserve its natural, cultural and artistic heritage.

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