Cuautinchán, 31 km from Puebla, was an ancient ceremonial center and pre-Hispanic town where the arts flourished. The tlacuilos captured the Toltec Chichimeca history in codices and maps, which has allowed us to reconstruct the main events that conditioned the Mesoamerican cultures. The Franciscans built the former convent of San Juan Bautista here, in whose atrium they continued to paint the tlacuilo. This austere convent has one of the jewels of Puebla's heritage: the magnificent altarpiece of the church's altar, the oldest in Mexico. In the atrium, there are some curiosities on display, such as the fossilized bones of a mammoth.


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