Meet the Santuario del Honguito in Ixtlahuaca

Chignahuapan , Puebla

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Start in the town square and head toward the Ixtlahuaca neighborhood’s Iglesia del Honguito, as the locals call it. Admire this small white church that houses a tiny petrified mushroom, discovered by a peasant in 1880.


The small mushroom is embedded in a crucifix covered with a crystal. The surface of its bark depicts the various religious images that believers have discovered.


Finally, attend the patron-saint festival held on May 3, featuring dances, masses and exhibitions of religious objects and crafts. 

 

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