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Nestled in a particularly Otomí area, 86 kilometers from Toluca, it’s Acambay municipality in the State of Mexico. A picturesque town whose valleys, plateaus and great mountains landscapes still preserve its history, culture, tradition and gastronomy.

Acambay means “God’s crag” and its mild climate is ideal for walking through its cobbled streets enjoying the sun's brightness and mountainous fresh air.

You can see Acambay historical events in the City Hall murals painted by Antonio Ruiz Pérez in 1975. In Plaza Hidalgo —surrounded by leafy trees and a bandstand in which there’s a 1936 monumental four-facades-and-beautiful-architecture clock—, you can enjoy a peaceful environment.

The red-brick-facade Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel is on one side. Its interior ornaments stand out—you can see beautiful decorated altarpieces as well as mural and religious paintings.

By the hands of artisans you can find “popotillo” made hats and bags, pottery, lapidary, traditional candies, molcajetes, metates, sauce boats, sarapes and typical regional gabanes (a kind of overcoats).

Its exquisite gastronomy has a variety of local dishes such as lamb barbecue, pork or beef carnitas and mole, among others. Everything must be accompanied by the “Gods’ drink”: pulque, basic in these communities' diet. Don’t forget to taste “vallito”, a secret-recipe digestive made by Acambay locals which has been passed down through generations.
Nestled in a particularly Otomí area, 86 kilometers from Toluca, it’s Acambay municipality in the State of Mexico. A picturesque town whose valleys, plateaus and great mountains landscapes still preserve its history, culture, tradition and gastronomy.

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Acambay means “God’s crag” and its mild climate is ideal for walking through its cobbled streets enjoying the sun's brightness and mountainous fresh air.

You can see Acambay historical events in the City Hall murals painted by Antonio Ruiz Pérez in 1975. In Plaza Hidalgo —surrounded by leafy trees and a bandstand in which there’s a 1936 monumental four-facades-and-beautiful-architecture clock—, you can enjoy a peaceful environment.

The red-brick-facade Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel is on one side. Its interior ornaments stand out—you can see beautiful decorated altarpieces as well as mural and religious paintings.

By the hands of artisans you can find “popotillo” made hats and bags, pottery, lapidary, traditional candies, molcajetes, metates, sauce boats, sarapes and typical regional gabanes (a kind of overcoats).

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