Meet the sacred spaces of Valle de Bravo
Huautla “means place of eagles” in Nahuatl and it was declared Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) in 2015, as it’s a mystical and sacred site ideal for finding the spiritual peace that you seek. It is named Jimenez in honor of Mariano Jimenez, the General and Governor who in 1884 was the first head of state to step on these lands and proclaim them a Village.
FEEL THE FAITH IN THE CHURCH OF HUAUTLA DE JIMENEZ AND THE RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM IN THE HOUSE OF MARIA SABINA
Take a walk through the Church of Huautla de Jimenez, where you will see the architectural style bears viceregal influence, as it was built in adobe and stone. Once there, seeing the church with its triangular bell towers and its picturesque façade that will make you feel like you belong to these Mazatecan lands.
Then, visit the Casa Museo de Maria Sabina, the Mazatecan shaman who made Huautla an international destination. This place seeks to preserve the legacy of the medicinal tradition of this famous woman. While you are there, discover how its cultural and religious syncretism have transformed this site into a common meeting place.
WEAR A TEXTILE JEWEL FROM HUAUTLA DE JIMENEZ
When you visit the area, be sure to feel the soft fabric of the huipiles, a Pre-Hispanic garment with contemporary elements in bright colors woven in a waist loom. This ancient technique make these handmade dresses worthy gems.
ENJOY THE TRADITIONAL CUISINE
In the afternoon, visit a nearby restaurant or go to the municipal market to delight your palate with a variety of dishes such as tesmole tamales, goat broth, guaxmole, yellow mole, roasted bone mole, beans or tortillas with yucca. With all these delicacies you will see how the culinary traditions and deep-seated ancestral beliefs of the Huautla de Jimenez people are combined in their cuisine.
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