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FAMOUS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENTS

Its name comes from Nahuatl and means "over the nine waters," and during the pre-Hispanic era, this region was inhabited by Totonac people.

It is a colorful and charming town, with its traditional houses, temples, and gardens. It is renowned for its production of beautiful ornaments that adorn its picturesque streets in a very special way.

In November, a unique festival called the Festival of Light and Life takes place, where the entire Chignahuapan Lagoon is illuminated with torches. The celebration originates from a pre-Hispanic ritual that seeks purification. The festival begins at night in the main square of the town, illuminated with candles, and people carry torches as they walk along the Calzada de las Almas, from the Parish of Santiago Apostle to the edge of the lagoon. This procession represents the journey of the dead to reach Mictlán, the underworld.

Chignahuapan is located in the northern part of the state of Puebla, 124 km (about 2 hours) from the city of Puebla, 115 km (about one hour and forty minutes) from Pachuca, and 187 km (about 3 hours) from Mexico City.

Chignahuapan

What to See in Chignahuapan

Tourist Attractions in Chignahuapan

Plaza de la Constitución (Main Plaza)

This Magic Town has much to offer, starting with one of the most colorful and attractive kiosks in the country, built-in 1871. It is made of wood and features a Mudéjar style. Inside, it houses a soda fountain, which is one of the favorite meeting places in town.

In Constitution Square, apart from the kiosk, there is a statue of the famous comedian Capulina, who is originally from Chignahuapan.

Los Portales

They are one of the icons of this Magic Town and showcase one of the common features in the mountain towns of Puebla - red tile roofs.

Basílica de la Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción

This building has a contemporary architecture and features a 12-meter-tall cedar wood sculpture, which is the largest indoor religious sculpture in Latin America.

Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol (Parish)

Santiago Apostle is the patron saint of Chignahuapan, and this parish was built in the 19th century with a wonderful facade decorated in a typical indigenous style, worth admiring. Its lateral tower houses a clock made in the renowned clock factory of Zacatlán.

Santuario del Honguito

Despite its small proportions, the temple has a peculiar decoration and houses a petrified mushroom found in 1880. Devotees claim to see religious images, including that of a Crucified Christ, on its surface, hence its name "Our Lord of the Little Mushroom."

Christmas Ornament Workshops

One of the things that have given international renown to the town is the production of colorful and original ornaments. You cannot miss visiting one of the more than 200 ornament workshops, where you can choose from millions of ornaments and other Christmas decorations to take home as souvenirs.

Haciendas

Nearby, you can visit the Ex Hacienda de Atlamaxac, dating back to the 17th century, which used to be a grain collection center. Another hacienda worth visiting is Hacienda de Amoltepec, a pulque hacienda dating back to the 19th century, where you can learn about the production process of this ancestral beverage.

What to Do in Chignahuapan

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN CHIGNAHUAPAN

Visit Chignahuapan Lagoon

Explore the magnificent waterfall Salto de Quetzalapan

Get fun in the hot springs

Discover an Impressive Waterfall

Its surroundings offer a variety of natural beauties, such as Quetzalapan Waterfall, a stunning cascade with a drop of over 100 meters. To reach the waterfall, you need to climb 365 steps, corresponding to the days of the year. Here, you can find a tourist center where you can go hiking, rappelling, and enjoy the thrill of a zip line.

Enjoy Water Sports

Chignahuapan Lagoon offers various recreational options, including fishing, swimming, or taking a boat ride. In November, it offers a unique spectacle when it is illuminated with torches as part of the Festival of Light and Life, celebrating the Day of the Dead in Chignahuapan.

Relax in Hot Springs

However, its main natural attraction is its hot springs, which are known for their regenerative properties for both the body and spirit. There are spas and hotels that offer temazcal (a traditional Mexican steam bath) and Jacuzzis, as well as mud treatments.

Climb Cerro Colorado

If you enjoy hiking, you can climb Cerro Colorado and take excellent panoramic photos of the valley with the picturesque town.

Enjoy a Day of Fishing

And if you are a fan of sport fishing, the Cuautelolulco Dam is a fantastic option.

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