Less than five hours from the capital, and only 19 kilometers from Xalapa, capital of the state of Veracruz, we invite you to know the Magic Town of Xico, a place where time passes calmly, while its people repeat the scenes that have been seen for generations.
So get ready because when we go out again we can visit it and if we are lucky we will be ready on July 21, for the Fiestas de la Magdalena, during which the Xiqueñada is celebrated, a bullfight that takes place in the streets.
This is a pre-Hispanic town founded by the Totonacas a little northwest of the current one, whose name comes from the Nahuatl Xicot or Xichochimalco, which means place where there are yellow wax combs or nest of jicotes.
Although its history dates back six centuries, it was only in 2011 that it was recognized as Magic Town, a program of the Mexican Government to distinguish cities or towns that preserve their historical and cultural wealth.
Walk its cobbled streets and let yourself be surprised by its aromas, as the flavors of its cuisine reflect the freshness of being located on the slopes of the Cofre de Perote volcano, and the entire town is surrounded by forests and coffee plantations.
A Magical Town with a temperate climate with centuries-old mansions and when you pass in front of them you will feel the freshness and smells that come out through its open doors.
Visit its churches, starting with the Parish of Santa María Magdalena, built in the XNUMXth century, with a neoclassical baroque style; or the Capilla del Llanito, where the miraculous Santo Niño is venerated.
Also be amazed by its museums, the Del Vestido, located within the Parish of Santa María, where you will find a remarkable collection of more than 700 dresses that the Patron Saint has worn. There is also the unique Totomoxtle Museum, as the husk of the cob is known, where you can see dozens of figures made with this natural product.
But if what you are interested in is enjoying nature, you came to the right place because a few kilometers from Xico you will find the La Monja and Texolo waterfalls, just three kilometers from the town, with a fall of 78 meters and a viewpoint from you can appreciate it in all its splendor.
The Texolo waterfall has been the scene of films, such as "Romancing The Stone", starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, who were looking for the hidden gem in a cave after the impressive waterfall.
to know a few minutes from Xico the former Hacienda de Palzoquiapan, currently a Historical Monument protected by the National Institute of Anthropology and History.
Continue visiting the blog of visitmexico.com Because there are many secrets of Xico and the other Magical Towns of Veracruz: Coscomatepec, Orizaba, Papantla, Coatepec, Zozocolco de Hidalgo.