Climb the Cerro de Tepozteco and visit the archaeological zone

Tepoztlán , Morelos

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With steep walls of over 600 meters above the valley, the El Tepozteco Hill welcomes you to the Tepoztlán village.

Start this adventure from the main street. Your destination, a pre-Hispanic settlement built between 1150 and 1350 AD in honor of Ometochtli Tepuztécatl, the god of pulque.
Marvel at this protected zone of over 23,000 hectares and a variety of reptiles and birds with which you will coexist during a two-kilometer climb through staggered stones and paths that will require a little of your effort, just like ancient Mexicans had to make to offer their gods.
Be surprised by the rock formations hiding fantastic faces. The top of this Mecca Morelense is the pyramid known as El Tepozteco´s House, with its rectangular foundations which have overcome the centuries. From the top, you will have a view of the Tepoztlán Valley.

Continue your investigation back to the village and head to the Carlos Pellicer archeological museum where an exhibition of pre-Hispanic pieces donated by this poet is presented. It is behind the former convent of the Nativity. Take note of this invaluable objects collection, such as a fragment of the ancient god Ometochtli Tepuztecatl found in the pyramid.

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