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A MIXTURE OF TWO CULTURES

Its name represents the union of pre-Hispanic tradition and modernity. Teúl derives from the Chichimeca term "Teotl," which means sacred or revered, and "De González Ortega" because General Jesús González Ortega spent a significant part of his life here.

Teúl is characterized by its beautiful colonial architecture, which includes impressive quarry gargoyles, colorful houses, and cobblestone streets that you can stroll under the shade of orange trees, creating a peaceful and friendly atmosphere.

In Teúl, you can find pine or copal masks used by the dancers known as "los morenos" during the festivities of the Day of the Holy Cross. These masks are detailed and colorful, and you can also find finely woven shawls and other clay products like pots and jugs.

Its climate is temperate, with an average annual temperature of 18ºC. In the summer months, it can reach up to 24ºC, while in winter, it can drop to 11ºC.

Teúl is located south of Zacatecas, 212 km (about 3 hours) from the city of Zacatecas, 204 km (about 3 hours and 15 minutes) from Aguascalientes, and 125 km (about 2 hours and 45 minutes) from Guadalajara.

Teúl de González Ortega

What to See in Teúl de González Ortega

Tourist Attractions in Teúl de González Ortega

Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

It has a provincial atmosphere adorned with palm trees and lanterns and features a Porfirian-era kiosk. The typical porticos surround it, where clothing, toys, and food are sold.

Municipal Presidency

Located in front of the Main Square and built with pink quarry.

Templo de San Juan Bautista

The temple was constructed with quarry stone and completed in 1888, it features a beautiful carved wooden door and an elegant neoclassical interior. Its gold-covered atrium is especially remarkable.

Museo Parroquial

The museum is located next to the Temple of San Juan Bautista, it exhibits various pre-Hispanic pieces found on Cerro de Teúl. Additionally, it has a theater where various cultural events are held.

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Though its architecture is simple, it is one of the oldest in Teúl and the entire country. Its construction began in 1535 and was initially used as a hospital for indigenous people, later becoming a chapel.

Museo Municipal (Municipal Museum)

In this museum, you can admire the typical regional craftsmanship, as well as some archaeological pieces.

Cerro del Teúl Archeological Zone

In the same municipality, on the hill of the same name, you can find the Cerro del Teúl archaeological zone, where interesting shaft tombs have been discovered along with offerings.

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN TEÚL DE GONZÁLEZ ORTEGA

Visit Mezcal Factories

The fertile countryside surrounding the town is ideal for growing blue agave, making it famous for producing some of the best mezcal in the region. You can visit some of the fifty mezcal factories and try white, rested, or aged mezcal, as well as agave cream flavors like coconut, coffee, passion fruit, piña colada, almond, or pine nut.

At these factories, you can learn more about the production process of this typical beverage.

Perhaps one of the most attractive is the Don Aurelio Lamas mezcal factory, which has almost 100 years since its founding and features the Mezcal Museum. After the tours, you can, of course, taste the delicious drink.

Take a Xochimilco-style Trajinera Tour

Do not miss visiting the Manuel Caloca Dam to take a ride in the trajineras and enjoy the surrounding landscape.

Experience Nature

For a nature experience, you can visit the Campamento Plan Los Álamos, where you can go horseback riding, camping, and purify your body and mind in a temazcal.

Go Kayaking

During the rainy season, from April to September, you can practice kayaking at the La Aticuata Dam, or simply go there to cool off or try fishing.

 

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