Tour around Atlixco

Atlixco , Puebla

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Along the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano you will find Atlixco, a Nahuatl word that means “water in the valley.”
Under the blue sky, across the valley and mountainous landscapes, find out why Atlixco’s 100,000+ inhabitants insist the town has the best climate in the world, and refer to their home as “the city of flowers.” 

Walk along its streets adorned with beautiful buildings until you reach its historic center to enjoy the arabesque town square, where you will find the former Del Carmen Convent, founded by the Carmelites in the 16th Century. Trace the Church of la Merced, the Chapel of the Third Order with its majestic baroque altarpiece, the temple and Convent of Santa Clara.

Enter one of its markets, such as Benito Juarez. Keep walking through its many alleys and you will find various shops with handcrafted items such as natural clay crafts, embroidered shirts and candles. You will also find delicious traditional sweets for tasting on the spot, such as jeripa, made from rice flour, milk and yolks.
To finish your afternoon, enjoy a great meal at one of its restaurants with a large terrace, order a traditional cecina (grilled beef jerky) of Atlixco with its handmade tortillas and salsa. For dessert have a delicious ice cream.

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