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Tepoztlan
Travel Guide

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Visit this enchanting Pueblo Mágico, famous for its sacred hilltop pyramid, 16th-century convent, art museums and handicraft markets. 

Join pilgrims experiencing the ancient indigenous and spiritual charm of Tepoztlán. This Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) has an attractive historic district set in the shadow of tall cliffs. Discover its architectural treasures, art exhibitions, artisan shops and revered hilltop. Tepoztlán is the supposed birthplace of the Aztec snake deity Quetzalcoatl and is home to a thriving community of Nahuatl people.

Visit Tepoztlán’s major attractions comfortably on foot via a network of pretty cobblestone streets. Spot major landmarks such as the colonial-era Palacio Municipal, which frames the Zócalo (main square). The Tepoztlan Artisanal Market, a collection of tianguis (market stalls), lines the city’s streets. Purchase handmade jewelry, leather goods, masks and textiles. Markets are held daily, although the weekend has the largest concentration of artisans.

Wander amid the arcades, courtyards and halls of the Ex-Convent of Dominico de la Natividad, built by Dominican priests in the 1500s. Murals adorn the convent’s walls and museum exhibits showcase aspects of regional history. Peruse displays of archaeological objects from Mesoamerican civilizations at Carlos Pellicer Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art.

Walk north following a winding path through thick forest to Tepozteco Hill. Pilgrims gather here to pay homage to a flat-topped pyramid dedicated to Tepoztécatl, the Aztec harvest god. Enjoy magnificent views of rambling hills and the El Tepozteco National Park. Allow about 1 hour to get here from the Zócalo.

Satisfy your taste buds at street food stands and restaurants. Try an itacate, a tortilla stuffed with ingredients such as pork crackling and roasted grasshoppers. Shop for dairy goods, fruits, seeds and vegetables at the Organic Farmers Market on Fridays. In Tepoznieves, sample over 130 flavors of water-based ice creams.

Tepoztlán is a 90-minute drive from Mexico City and a popular daytrip destination. Public buses connect the city with Cuernavaca and Mexico City. Come in February and March to witness the flamboyant parades of Tepoztlán Carnival. Between July and September, watch the creation of the Arco de Semillas, a multicolored mural made of seeds.

Where to stay in Tepoztlan

Sitio Sagrado
Sitio Sagrado
3.5 out of 5
Camino Real a Amatlán No. 10, Col. del Carmen, Tepoztlan, MOR
The price is £125 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
Situated in Tepoztlan, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl and within 6 miles (10 km) of El Tepozteco ...
3.6/5Good! (85 reviews)
Amazing place, only a few notes
"Amazing service, views and food. Only thinkg is the pool was always cold and they couldnt manage to turn the heater on.. Also bad wifi, even at main areas."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2021

Sitio Sagrado
Hotel Amomoxtli
Hotel Amomoxtli
4 out of 5
Prolongacion Matamoros 115, Barrio Santo Domingo, Valle de Atongo, Tepoztlan, MOR
The price is £146 per night from 6 Jul to 6 Jul
Located in Santo Domingo, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Tepozteco ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (168 reviews)
"Se encuentra bien ubicado con excelentes vistas a la montaña. El lugar muy limpio. El staff muy atento. La comida se nos hizo muy regular para los precios, todo un poco insipido. El cuarto que nos tocó la puerta no tiene manija ni aire acoindicionado y en la noche estaba caliente por todo el sol ..."

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2021

Hotel Amomoxtli
Hotel Posada Del Tepozteco
Hotel Posada Del Tepozteco
4 out of 5
Paraiso 3 Barrio San Miguel, Tepoztlan, MOR
Located in San Miguel, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl, Ex-Convent of the Nativity and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (94 reviews)
"The attention from the staff, the Perfect view and the most important…, the cleanness of the place."

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2021

Hotel Posada Del Tepozteco
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
La Torre by Rotamundos
La Torre by Rotamundos
Privada Puente de Atongo,Tepoztlán, 1, Tepoztlan, MOR
The price is £109 per night from 30 Jun to 30 Jun
Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl and within 3 miles (5 km) ...
La Torre by Rotamundos
Casa Cumbre C Cozy Apartment in a Spectacular Views Property
Casa Cumbre C Cozy Apartment in a Spectacular Views Property
Tepoztlan, MOR
The price is £184 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Gran atención , limpieza y ubicación altamente recomendable"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2019

Casa Cumbre C Cozy Apartment in a Spectacular Views Property
El Refugio de las Palomas
El Refugio de las Palomas
3 out of 5
34b Paseo Citlalli, Barrio de San Miguel, Tepoztlan, MOR
Located in San Miguel, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Tepozteco ...
El Refugio de las Palomas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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