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SIMBOLOGIA-PUEBLOS-MAGICOS-1

PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF INCREDIBLE NATURAL LANDSCAPES AND RICH GASTRONOMY

This beautiful village is located at the foothills of Cofre de Perote and was founded during pre-Hispanic times, with a heritage from the Totonac people and Toltec influence.

The village has a rather cold and humid climate and is surrounded by incredible natural landscapes that include rivers, waterfalls, and mountains. These elements are very conducive to coffee plantations, and as a result, there are several coffee estates scattered throughout the greenery of Xico.

The atmosphere is very traditional, and you can feel that they have made an effort to preserve all their customs and traditions, including old recipes for making mole, wood-fired bread, or the liquor known as "morita," made from wild mulberries and green herbal liqueur.

Their craftsmanship is extraordinary, with wooden coffee objects, indigenous masks, and figurines made from corn husks.

It is located 22 km (45 minutes) from Xalapa, 125 km (2 and a half hours) from the Port of Veracruz, 196 km (3 hours) from the city of Puebla, and 337 km (5 hours) from Mexico City.

Xico

What to See in Xico

Xico Tourist Attractions

Antigua Calle Real (Old Royal Street)

As you walk through its cobbled streets, especially Antigua Calle Real, you can see colonial houses painted in bright colors and adorned with flowers, typical of the region.

Plaza de los Portales (Portal Plaza)

It is the heart of the village and consists of several buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. In the center, there is a roundabout with a clear Art Deco style, and various shops and restaurants offer typical regional food.

Templo de Santa María Magdalena (Temple)

Located very close to the Plaza de los Portales, it is a 16th-century building with a neoclassical façade and beautiful images inside.

In the temple's courtyard, you'll find the Santa María Magdalena Dress Museum, which exhibits over 400 richly embroidered dresses dating back to 1910 and were gifted to the Patron Saint.

Plazoleta de Tío Piolín

This picturesque place has a stone where sacrifices are believed to have been performed. Next to it is the Chapel of Christ of the Precious Blood.

Totomoxtle Museum

The museum houses models that represent Xico's traditions with figures made from corn husks (totomoxtle). The details of the representations are astonishing.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Santa María Magdalena Dress Museum

It is an original museum displaying over 400 dresses offered to the Patron Saint of the village, some of which are over 100 years old.

Haciendas cafetaleras (Coffee Estates)

In the surrounding areas, you can visit various coffee-producing estates and learn more about the coffee production process, and of course, taste it.

Capilla del Llanito (Llanito Chapel)

Located past the Old Bridge, this 19th-century construction is dedicated to the Holy Cross and was built in the 18th century.

Xico Viejo (Old Xico)

In this community, there used to be a fortress that Hernán Cortés used as a shelter. There are some archaeological remains and beautiful waterfalls. It has gained fame for its production of rainbow trout.

It is located thirty minutes from the Magical Village.

What to Do in Xico

Choose your Adventure in Veracruz

UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN XICO

Visit the Monja Waterfall

Explore the Texolo Waterfall

Enjoy the La Chicharra Cabins

Stroll in a place that will transport you to the past

At the iconic place known as Puente Viejo, you can stroll and enjoy nature or go mountain biking.

Discover a beautiful waterfall

3 kilometers along a cobblestone path between trees and coffee plantations, you'll find the Texolo Waterfall, with an approximate 80-meter drop, full of legends, and a restaurant where you can contemplate the landscape. You can also visit the nearby La Monja Waterfall.

Explore a stunning hill

In the vicinity, you'll find Cerro del Acatepetl, a unique place for hiking and bird watching.

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