The history of Tepatitlan, also known as “Perla de los Altos”, goes back to The Conquista times. It used to be inhabited by the Tecuexes indians, whose name means “cruel and bloodthirsty”.
In the year 1707, 177 years after the conquest took place, this locality was an indigenous town in which the Spaniards couldn't get into. But in 1824, by an official decree, it became on of the 26 departments that the state was split into and it received the title of village,
Located at the Region Altos Sur of the state it adjoins with the Yahualica of Gonzalez Gallo, Guadalupe Valley, Tototlán, Atotonilco el Alto, San Miguel el Alto and Acatic municipalities. This is the perfect destination for spending a relaxing weekend enjoying the peace of its street and its landscapes.
You can start exploring this place in its Historical Center. Then you can walk through the Plaza de Armas, a popular gathering spot among the community. In front of the plaza you will find The Municipal Palace and its traditional Centenario Market.
Later on, you can visit the San Francisco Parish, an emblematic building in the municipality , popular for its Neoclassical style and considered an architectural jewel. Its towers are 63 meters in height. The Señor de la Misericordia Sanctuary is another popular place that was built from 1840 to 1852.
The Casa del Artesano is located in and old casona from the XX century. Here you can find an exhibition and sale of crafts like textile among other beauties.
You can stroll through its many parks and enjoy its semi-warm weather, there are plenty of options like the Parque del Beso, Parque Bicentenario, Parque de los Viveros and the Parque Lineal.
Tepatitlan seems to be a small place, but as you can see it has many natural, cultural and historic attractions, you just have to give it a chance to get to know them.