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Cerro de la Reina (Hill of the Queen)

Tonalá

Visitors who wish to get a view of this territory reserved only for royalty usually come to the top of this natural viewpoint after climbing hundreds of steps to accompany Reina Cihualpilli (Queen Cihualpilli) and the four warriors who guard her at an altitude of 2,500 meters ( 8,000 feet).

It was here where an interesting chapter of history took place during 1530, when the Tonalteca indigenous people became annoyed with Cihualpilli when they received the Spanish conquerors with great festivities - very much in keeping with her name, which in Spanish means “Distinguished Lady Dulce” - so they took up arms against Nuño de Guzmán's army in such a fierce attack that he had to ask for reinforcements.

Besides the statues made by Don Remigio “El Grande” in 1887, in the surroundings you will find a beautiful chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe made of castile stone, where there is a secret pyramid from the pre-Hispanic era.

Visitors who wish to get a view of this territory reserved only for royalty usually come to the top of this natural viewpoint after climbing hundreds of steps to accompany Reina Cihualpilli (Queen Cihualpilli) and the four warriors who guard her at an altitude of 2,500 meters ( 8,000 feet).

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It was here where an interesting chapter of history took place during 1530, when the Tonalteca indigenous people became annoyed with Cihualpilli when they received the Spanish conquerors with great festivities - very much in keeping with her name, which in Spanish means “Distinguished Lady Dulce” - so they took up arms against Nuño de Guzmán's army in such a fierce attack that he had to ask for reinforcements.

Besides the statues made by Don Remigio “El Grande” in 1887, in the surroundings you will find a beautiful chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe made of castile stone, where there is a secret pyramid from the pre-Hispanic era.

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