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Atlacomulco

Estado de México

Throughout time, towns and cities of the State of Mexico have been filled with stories, traditions and buildings that seem to relate what has happened inside and outside just watching them. Many are still protagonists in the state’s history, and one of them is Atlacomulco.

This municipality in the northeast of the state is one hour from Toluca by road, one hour 45 minutes from Querétaro and two hours from Mexico City. It has a toll and free highway.

Atlacomulco climate is sub-humid, so June to September is quite rainy. The average temperature is 20ºC in spring and summer, but winters are cold and temperatures of 7ºC are registered.

Its first settlers were the Mazahuas, who named this town as “Ambaró”, which means “red stone”. Later came the Nahuas, who changed it to “Atlacomulli”, which means “In the wells” and refers to the wells of Las Fuentes recreational park that still supply water to some municipality areas.

Santa María de Atlacomulco was founded on January 8, 1639, and its colonial past is related to natives evangelization, who were entrusted with the construction of the Parroquia de Santa María de Guadalupe.

Currently, it’s one of the key points of commerce and livestock in the State of Mexico, which contrasts with the colonial architecture that’s still preserved in its historic center.

Take home a bit of this place in one of the pieces created by its artisans. Enjoy your next coffee or hot chocolate in a handmade clay little jug. Red clay is the most commonly worked in the Bobashi de Guadalupe and San Jerónimo de los Jarros region. You will also find your next favorite vase made of palm.

Say goodbye to the cold by wearing one of their very warm woolen sarapes, as the textiles are typical of San Luis Boro. The Atlacomulco artisans also work the tin sheet, so it’s common to find kitchen utensils, tubs and buckets made with this material and of the best quality.
Throughout time, towns and cities of the State of Mexico have been filled with stories, traditions and buildings that seem to relate what has happened inside and outside just watching them. Many are still protagonists in the state’s history, and one of them is Atlacomulco.

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This municipality in the northeast of the state is one hour from Toluca by road, one hour 45 minutes from Querétaro and two hours from Mexico City. It has a toll and free highway.

Atlacomulco climate is sub-humid, so June to September is quite rainy. The average temperature is 20ºC in spring and summer, but winters are cold and temperatures of 7ºC are registered.

Its first settlers were the Mazahuas, who named this town as “Ambaró”, which means “red stone”. Later came the Nahuas, who changed it to “Atlacomulli”, which means “In the wells” and refers to the wells of Las Fuentes recreational park that still supply water to some municipality areas.

Santa María de Atlacomulco was founded on January 8, 1639, and its colonial past is related to natives evangelization, who were entrusted with the construction of the Parroquia de Santa María de Guadalupe.

Currently, it’s one of the key points of commerce and livestock in the State of Mexico, which contrasts with the colonial architecture that’s still preserved in its historic center.

Take home a bit of this place in one of the pieces created by its artisans. Enjoy your next coffee or hot chocolate in a handmade clay little jug. Red clay is the most commonly worked in the Bobashi de Guadalupe and San Jerónimo de los Jarros region. You will also find your next favorite vase made of palm.

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