Sitting on the banks of the river Huachapea, Chilpancingo, the state capital of Guerrero, located just 83 miles from the Port of Acapulco, is visited by tourists seeking abundant natural resources, historical sites related to Mexican independence and valuable archeological sites.
The most important event of the colonial era was the founding of the state capital of Guerrero, which dates from November 1, 1591, on land that belonged to the town of Zumpango de las Minas.
Almost 200 years later, Chilpancingo was an important point of the map of the struggle for Mexican independence, sheltering insurgents in its mountains while they planned their war strategies.
During this era, as the story goes, the priest José María Morelos y Pavón from Michoacan arrived to persuade the Bravo brothers to join the cause.
On September 8, 1813, the rebel priest Morelos y Pavón convened the First Congress of Anahuac in Chilpancingo, officially naming the city the capital of the Mexican nation at that time, under the new name of Ciudad de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (City of Our Lady of the Assumption).
A month later, from this historic city José María Morelos y Pavón declared the abolition of slavery in Mexico and the sovereignty of all Mexican towns.
No doubt the mountains surrounding Chilpancingo were a great help to the rebel army that abolished slavery.
Caves, peaks, lakes, rivers and even archeological sites served as barracks during the Independence struggle, sites that are now visited by tourists looking to combine natural beauty and culture.