Tehuacán and Sierra Negra

Tlacotepec de Benito Juarez

Tlacotepec, "place between hills or half way of the hill", is located between the cities of Tehuacan and Tecamachalco, and at 80 km from the city of Puebla..

BOUNDS

Yehualtepec, Xochitlan Todos Santos and Palmar de Bravo on the north, Juan N. Mendez Lopez and Tepanco on the south, Palmar de Bravo, Cañada Morelos and Chapulco on the east and Xochitlan Todos Santos and Juan N. Mendez to the west.

Zapotitlan Salinas

To the south of Tehuacán, in the middle of the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, is Zapotitlán Salinas. In this desert territory with its unique beauty, dominated by cacti, there are some of the Salt marshes that the ancient inhabitants already exploited. In one of the cellars, the Buried Chapel was built. The reserve can be visited under the guidance of the local communities, who manage the Helia Bravo Hollis Community Botanical Garden, with paths between cacti and tourist services.

Tehuacan

Reserve of life, fossils, corn, minerals and water.

The peaceful city of Tehuacán is the capital of a valley rich in history both human and natural. Inhabited for more than 8 thousand years, the oldest fossils of corn have been discovered here, the crop that allowed man to settle and Mesoamerican cultures to flourish. The Camino Real passed through here and the city was born and the convents, churches, markets, squares were founded.

Visit the Mineralogy Museum, unique in Latin America, with more than 10,000 minerals, fossils and meteorites.

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