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Tepoztlán
Tepoztlán, Morelos


With a beautiful geography and charm that appeals to all visitors, the people protected by Mountain of Tepozteco, Tepoztlan is a land of mysticism, crafts, perfect for climbing and relaxation, but especially good vibe and energy that revitalizes


Tepoztlan: shelter of gods

Located in the state of Morelos, 45 min from Mexico City, the name of this magical town comes from the Nahuatl and means "place of the copper ax". With a cobbled streets distributed in eight neighborhoods, still retain their original appearance established in colonial times, this city attracts visitors with its many charms, traditions, legends and flavors.

Essentials
  • Climb up the pyramid of Tepozteco to charge energy.
  • Know the Temple and Ex Nativity Convent.
  • Rubbernecking in craft flea market to soak up the mysticism of the place.
  • Facing the most difficult decision: what flavor Tepoznieves enjoy?
  • Visit Tepoztlan from July to early September and participate in the creation of his famous bow seeds.
Tepozteco Pyramid

Prehispanic shrine was built by Xochimilcas that inhabited the region between 1150 and 1350, in honor of Ometochtli-Tepoztécatl, god of pulque (product of fermentation of mead maguey drink) associated with fertility, harvest and wind. The importance of this temple was such that even came to receive pilgrims from Chiapas and Guatemala. From the heights it has an amazing view of the town that invites deep reflection.

Festivities
  • The beginning of spring on top of the pyramid of Tepozteco, come dressed in white Load up on energy every March 21.
  • The Carnival of Tepoztlan is celebrated four days before Ash Wednesday and its main attraction is the dance "Leap of Chinelo". The dance of the chinelos is undoubtedly the main attraction of the Carnival (held in February). The word 'chinelo' can be derived from the Nahuatl "hip movement" or the "mules" are a sort of Muslim slippers, because the robe that is used for these dances seems to derive from the old Arab textile traditions.
  • The Challenge to Tepozteco representation on September 8