ZACAPOAXTLA
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SIMBOLOGIA-DESTINOS-1

A TOWN IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA OF PUEBLA

It is located in a wonderful mountainous landscape, founded in 1540 by Jacinto de Cortés, and takes pride in having played an important role in the victory of the Battle of Cinco de Mayo.

Surrounded by three hills, the extinct volcano Apaxtepec, and its rivers, Texpilco, Apulco, and Atehuetzien, it is known as the "Pueblan Switzerland."

Its name comes from the Nahuatl words zacatl, straw, grass, and tlan, place, meaning "Place where grass is counted." It is believed to have been founded in the year 1270 AD when the Apaxtepec volcano erupted, burying the town of Xaltetelli.

Zacapoaxtla

What to See in Zacapoaxtla

Tourist Attractions in Zacapoaxtla

Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

It features a traditional Main Square with picturesque arcades flanking three of its sides.

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

This building, constructed in 1890, has a Greco-Roman style façade and an archway made of stone brought from Apulco.

Inside, you can appreciate two attractive murals depicting the Battle of Cinco de Mayo and the traditions of the Sierra Norte region.

Xolalpancalli Regional Museum

Another place to visit, it has three exhibition rooms showcasing pre-Hispanic artifacts and objects from Zacapoaxtla's history.

Parroquia de San Pedro Apóstol

Built in the 16th century in Neoclassical style.

Santuario de Guadalupe (Shrine)

It has a beautiful interior decoration inspired by the layout and décor of the old Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Iglesia de Esquipulas

A stunning construction dedicated to the Black Christ of Guatemala.

Viewpoints

Among the important points in Zacapoaxtla, there are three viewpoints: Santa Anita, where the French were defeated; the northern viewpoint, in the lower part of the town, offering a spectacular view of the two deep gorges that flank the city; and the third is located on Miguel Negrete Street, from where you can see the surrounding mountains.

What to Do in Zacapoaxtla

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN ZACAPOAXTLA

Visit Apollo

Explore La Olla Waterfall

Enjoy adventure at Rancho San Gabriel, Kuautlapiani

Marvel at the beauty of Apulco

If you visit Zacapoaxtla, a must-visit is Apulco, a fishery center that can be visited with prior authorization. It is a river with low flow, depending on the rainy conditions. Its vegetation is composed of pine, fir, cypress, and ocote trees. Fishing tournaments are held there.

Experience Nature

In the surrounding areas, there are several places worth visiting, especially if you enjoy being in touch with nature, such as "La Gloria" Waterfall, with a height of 35 meters; "La Olla" Waterfall, which can be observed from the viewpoint in Apulco Park and is a beautiful spot for camping; "Velo de Novia" Waterfall, located approximately 10 kilometers following the course of the Apulco River, its water falling sound is relaxing due to the porosity of its rocks; and Rancho Apulco, a fruit wine and brandy factory.

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