Let yourself be seduced by Tlatlauquitepec

Tlatlauquitepec , Puebla

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Tlatlaquitepec means coloring hill in Nahuatl; it was formerly inhabited by small Olmeca groups, later by Toltecas, and during the Azteca expansion, the Chichimecas arrived.


Walk along the well-lined streets of pink tones with buildings of colonial architecture. Get to the central square where the brightness of the palms and the pine trees contrast and walk the beautiful portals with large arches and pink quarry stone windows. Visit the Municipal Palace, built in 1800, as the first hospital in the region. 


Visit the Franciscan former Convent of Santa María de la Asunción built in 1531, a building constructed with four-story roofs and clay tiles. Explore the Mudejar influence of its interior and the impressive organ brought from Europe.
Continue to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Church which suffered a fire in 1955. Be familiar the story of the roof burned and replaced by a barrel vault. Enter the Lord of Huaxtla Sanctuary, built in 1822, and find yourself in front of the beautiful sculpture of Christ crucified, venerated by many people from the surrounding communities who come every day to ask and thank for favors granted.


Along your route, enter shops selling typical local products such as candles, hats and palm baskets, wooden toys and embroidered woolen rebozos.
Sit in one of its restaurants overlooking the imposing Cabezón Hill and try the traditional regional dishes such as tlacoyos stuffed with potatoes, frijol or haba, mushroom mole, a very typical dish of the zone, or smoked meats. For dessert, you can order the Castilla pumpkin in piloncillo accompanied by some regional liquor: flavors available are fig, sherry, anise, passion fruit, guava or capulin.


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