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CRADLE OF EVANGELIZATION

Huejotzingo is one of the largest municipalities in Puebla, and its name derives from Nahuatl, meaning "place of small willows." 

The community is considered the "cradle of evangelization" with over 800 years of history. Additionally, it boasts the first Franciscan construction from the 16th century, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site: the Ex Convent of San Miguel Arcángel. 

Huejotzingo is part of the Cider Route and the Chile en Nogada Route and is a place where rich berries are cultivated.

Walking its cobbled streets and admiring its colorful houses and stunning colonial buildings is like traveling back in time, surrounded by a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. There are many corners perfect for memorable photos.

During your visit, you can purchase handmade textile crafts, jewelry, ceramics, and leather goods.

This Pueblo Mágico is famous for hosting the most important historical carnival in Latin America, recognized as Cultural Heritage of Puebla. Held for 152 years, it gathers more than 25,000 participants. The Carnival of Huejotzingo was created to commemorate Mexico's victory over the French troops in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The festival re-enacts three episodes that marked the municipality's history: the Battle of May 5th, the abduction of the Corregidor's daughter, and the traditional indigenous wedding. Five battalions are formed for this representation: the Sappers, the Zacapoaxtlas, the Indians, the Turks, and the Zouaves.

You can also visit the town during the Lenten season and the Day of the Dead when it is filled with monumental altars and offerings.

It is located 40 minutes from the city of Puebla, at the foot of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes.

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What to See in Huejotzingo

Atractivos Turísticos de Huejotzingo

Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

The Zócalo or Plaza de Armas is considered one of the largest in Puebla. It features a kiosk surrounded by large trees. It is flanked by the imposing Ex Convent of San Miguel Arcángel and the Municipal Palace.

Ex Convento de San Miguel Arcángel

A UNESCO World Heritage site, this impressive building is a synthesis of two worldviews. It has four corner chapels and houses the Museum of Evangelization, which exhibits various pieces such as altarpieces, paintings, and textiles.

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen 

Built in the mid-20th century, it is considered one of the most beautiful in the state of Puebla. It features over 30 colorful stained glass windows with sacred images and twin towers. Its richly decorated interior includes gilded altars, religious paintings, and sculptures.

Coyotzingo Pyramid

This is a remnant of an ancient pyramid, as the Franciscans destroyed its covering and used those stones to build the Temple of San Luis Obispo. Within the pyramid, a broken Chac Mool was discovered, a clear example of Toltec tradition. It is located a few kilometers south of Huejotzingo.

What to Do in Huejotzingo

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN HUEJOTZINGO

Discover the Cider Route

Huejotzingo accounts for 85% of cider production, a drink introduced by the Franciscans, along with preserves. Currently, there are 20 companies that maintain this tradition and ancestral recipe. During this tour, you can visit the Dupommier Cider Factory to learn how this drink is produced and, of course, to taste it.

Discover the Chile en Nogada Route

This is a fun way to learn more about one of Puebla's most traditional dishes. The tour includes fruit orchards, ecotourism parks, convents, and restaurants that offer this delicious dish.

Enjoy the Atexcac Ecological Park

It is an ecological park where you can camp and hike amid beautiful landscapes.

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