The Magical Village of Tepoztlán would not be the same without its museums and other cultural centers. The Museo de Arte Prehispánico Carlos Pellicer has pieces donated by this poet and anthropologist.
The collection includes artifacts of the Olmec, Zapotec and Totonac cultures as well as from Mexico’s western region, including a fragment of the depiction of the ancient god Ometochtli-Tepuztécatl.
It is also worthwhile to visit the Ex Convento de la Natividad, a monastery built in the 16th century by the Dominican friars who arrived in Tepoztlán to continue their evangelization work; this building was recently declared a World Heritage Site.
This monastery is also home to the Museo y Centro de Documentación Histórica de Tepoztlán, a local museum with four exhibition rooms with important artifacts from various Mesoamerican cultures and others found at the foot of the Tepozteco hill.