METEPEC 3
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SIMBOLOGIA-PUEBLOS-MAGICOS-1

ANCESTRAL POTTERY TRADITION

The Maguey Hill is the historical and geographical symbol that gives the municipality its name.

It is known for its pottery tradition that began thousands of years ago with the Matlatzinca culture.

In pre-Hispanic times, the Matlatzinca and Nahuatl cultures considered it a sacred place, a site of worship for their deities, and a burial ground for their noble and distinguished dead.

It is located 15 km from Toluca and 70 km from Mexico City.

 

Metepec

What to See in Metepec

Tourist Attractions in Metepec

Plaza Juárez (Main Plaza)

The square features the beautiful Tlanchana fountain, a mythical indigenous figure that represents the Lady of Sweet Waters, a protagonist in many legends. It also has a gazebo, which is the venue for celebrations and gatherings in the town. The Municipal Palace is located in front of it.

Ex Convento de San Juan Bautista (Ex-Convent)

Founded in the 16th century by the Franciscans, it is characterized by its decorative motifs with intricate clay details. The adjacent cloister is very austere and contrasts with the Church of San Juan Bautista, which features a baroque façade that is a clear display of the artisans' skill.

Iglesia del Calvario (Church)

A simple church built in the 18th century on the northern slope of the Maguey Hill, which is accessed by a wide staircase surrounded by gardens and esplanades, offering impressive panoramic views of the city. At the foot of the church, a beautiful Tree of Life is preserved, and it is also where traditional nativity scenes are set up in December.

Artisan Workshops

Perhaps the greatest attraction is the many craft workshops where skilled potters display various versions of the traditional "Tree of Life" with unique beauty and colors. These beautiful handicrafts can be found in the Crafts Market and the Artisan's House, where potters explain the process of creating the famous Metepec creations, such as the Trees of Life and the Noah's Arks, among others.

Museo del Barro (Museum of Clay)

Located in the Santiaguito neighborhood, you can admire some of the pieces that have won awards in regional and national pottery competitions.

Jardín Lineal Metepec (Linear Garden)

Another space to enjoy in this Magical Town. It is 3.5 km long and features 14 plazas, 8 large sculptures, 5 fountains, 2 areas for temporary exhibitions, pedestrian walkways, and bridges. A 22-meter-high sculpture called the Puerta de Metepec (Metepec Gate) stands out.

What to Do in Metepec

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN METEPEC

Visit the artisans' workshops

Visit the Zacango Zoo

Savor a delicious barbecue

Enjoy Bicentennial Park

Located in the south of Metepec, Bicentennial Park offers a running track, a cycling track, a water mirror, and recreational areas.

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