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THE CITY OF FLOWERS

Its nickname, "The City of Flowers," has been earned because, thanks to its excellent climate, it is surrounded by fields of multicolored flowers.

In addition to its flowers and its spectacular view of the volcano, it is a city known for its springs, traditions, and flowers. It has some spas that offer medicinal waters that come from the volcano.

Among Atlixco's traditions are the celebration of Holy Week, where on Good Friday, the "engrillados" walk on flower-strewn paths. The Huey Atlixcayotl, a cultural festival held on the San Miguel Hill to honor Quetzalcoatl and Xochipilli, the god of music, arts, love, beauty, and flowers, takes place on the last Sunday of September as part of the feast of San Miguel Archangel.

During the Day of the Dead celebration, the entire city is flooded with orange, as the streets of Atlixco are covered with marigolds and chrysanthemums. And during Christmas, the town transforms into "La Villa Iluminada."

It is located at the foothills of Popocatépetl, 30 km (about half an hour) from the city of Puebla and 153 km (2 hours 45 minutes) from Mexico City.

Atlixco

What to See in Atlixco

Tourist Attractions in Atlixco

Historic Center

Like many towns in Mexico, it has a beautiful Historic Center where you can savor delicious ice creams and sorbets while enjoying the colorful houses and important buildings, such as the Municipal Palace, which houses spectacular murals depicting the foundation of Atlixco.

Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

The square has an Arabesque style with a unique two-story kiosk where you can enjoy a rich coffee and the peaceful atmosphere of Atlixco.

Parroquia de la Natividad

Located in the Main Square, its construction began in 1579. Its façade features the Royal Shield of Spain dating back to the 17th century.

Los Portales

Near this square, you can find the Hidalgo Portal and the Morelos Portal, dating from the 18th century, which are currently occupied by restaurants where you can try some typical dishes.

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

This building stands out for its Talavera façade and beautiful murals created by Juan Manuel Martínez Caltenco, a local artist who sought to represent the traditions and history of Atlixco.

San Juan de Dios Hospital

This is one of the buildings you must visit, dating back to the 16th century. It is one of the few constructions from the colonial era that preserves its original use.

It has a Pinacoteca that exhibits over 50 works from the 17th and 18th centuries by renowned colonial artists Luis Berrueco and Pablo Talavera.

Hidalgo Avenue

You cannot miss walking along Hidalgo Avenue, one of the most beautiful in Atlixco, with colorful houses, balconies filled with colorful flowers, and beautiful lanterns with the characteristic ironwork of Puebla.

Ex convento del Carmen

A building dating back to the 16th century, it is one of the oldest constructions in Atlixco and now houses two museums: the Museum of Valley Cultures, which offers an exhibition of pre-Hispanic pieces, and the Santa Clara Museum, where you can appreciate a collection of sacred art.

Capilla de la Tercera Orden

This beautiful religious building dates back to the late 17th century. It features a magnificent Baroque altarpiece and an incredible façade, considered one of the best examples of "argamasa" in the entire state of Puebla.

Templo de La Merced

The temple, dating from the 18th century, has a Baroque façade with elements such as palm trees and sculptures of saints, though angels and the sculpture of the Virgin of La Merced stand out. Additionally, the building houses a collection of paintings worth admiring.

Templo y Convento de Santa Clara

This building boasts a beautiful neoclassical style and is another of Atlixco's conventual constructions. The convent was founded in the 17th century, but important elements such as the arches of the patio, the chapel, and some rooms have been preserved. The church is very well-preserved and is characterized by its octagonal tower, as well as important art pieces, including the sculptures of Santa Clara and Saint Anthony of Padua.

Iglesia de San Félix Papa

Another beautiful religious building in Atlixco, characterized by having only one tower. It features paintings dating back to the 17th century.

Nurseries

With its flowers being a distinctive feature of Atlixco, you must visit the wonderful nurseries that have earned it the name "Atlixco de las Flores," a true paradise of color and aroma.

Bonsai Art Museum

If you like plants, you can visit this museum that exhibits over forty species of trees, including Brazilian cherry, ficus, bougainvilleas, ahuehuetes (Montezuma cypress), and cycad palms.

What to Do in Atlixco

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN ATLIXCO

Visit Tepapayeca Archaeological Site

Explore Epatlán Lagoon

Enjoy the Water Parks

Discover Axopan

This community has springs of cold carbonated mineral water, as well as medicinal water pools where you can swim and relax.

Enjoy Metepec Vacation Center

One of the most important resorts in the state with excellent facilities for congresses and conventions, as well as beautiful gardens and pools for the enjoyment of the whole family.

Explore San Miguel Hill

It offers viewpoints from where you can enjoy beautiful panoramas of Atlixco and the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. To reach the top, you have to take a long hike and climb countless stairs, but the effort is worth it. Along the way, you'll find the hermitage dedicated to the Archangel San Miguel with an attractive neoclassical altarpiece.

Experience Nature

Very close by, you can find the Amatzcalli Nature Park, where you can camp and practice sport fishing.

Get excited in an Extreme Park

If you enjoy thrills, you can visit the Xtremo Park, where you can experience the adrenaline of kart racing, admire wonderful panoramas of the volcanoes on a zip line or hanging bridges, feel the excitement of heights and water on slides up to nine meters high, play paintball, and have the incredible experience of skydiving.

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