Atlixco Valley and Matamoros

Huaquechula

This small town, 56 km from Puebla, is a destination worth visiting for two reasons. The first, the magnificent ex-Renaissance convent of San Martín with its exquisite architecture, an ancient altarpiece and an interesting museum where a room is dedicated to the second great reason to visit Huaquechula: the Day of the Dead.

Izucar de Matamoros

Izúcar de Matamoros is 36 km south of Atlixco, and is well-known for its sulphurous waters with medicinal properties such as San Carlos.

Tianguismanalco

Next to Atlixco, on the slopes of Popocatépetl, is this picturesque town. The arrival of the industry during the last century has left a legacy of small stone houses with gable roofs that are preserved in the center of the town, as well as a beautiful school. In the surroundings there are several spas, such as the one that is run by the IMSS, and places for family recreation and fishing in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya.

Tochimilco

This small town located 16 km from Atlixco on the slopes of Popocatépetl retains a marked Nahuatl character. At its highest point is the Ex-convent of Our Lady of the Assumption, an authentic fortress that can be visited. Some frescoes are still preserved in the atrium. In the vicinity, old aqueducts of the colonial period remain standing. The celebration of the Day of the Dead is traditional.

Atlixco

Thousands of colors in movement. Flowers, springs and ancestral dances under the volcano.

Sheltered by the Popocatépetl volcano, Atlixco "The city of flowers" boasts the best climate in the world.

Participate in the great festival of Huey Atlixcayotl, with traditional dances from all over Puebla, such as quetzals or birdmen.

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