If you go northeast from Cuernavaca, you will arrive at the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tepoztlán in 40 minutes. As you stroll through its cobbled streets, you will find numerous handcraft and traditional ice-cream stalls. If you want to enjoy a unique yet demanding experience, sign up to climb the Cerro Tepozteco (Tepozteco hill), you will love the view from the heights!
After the tranquility of Tepoztlán you will be looking forward to reaching the vibrant Mexico City, located two hours north of the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town). Walking through the Historic Center is almost mandatory, since you can admire the very site where much of the country's history has taken place. We recommend you take the Madero pedestrian street to go from the Zócalo to the Alameda (Town Square) and visit the Casa de los Azulejos (The House of Tiles), the Torre Latinoamericana (Latin American Tower) and the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) on your way.
The Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tepotzotlán is located an hour and a half north of Mexico City. In its Historic Center there are two true jewels of the colonial period: the Museo Nacional del Virreinato (National Museum of the Viceroyalty) and the Templo de San Francisco Javier (Temple of San Francisco Javier) with its impressive Baroque facade. Taste the famous garnachas and quesadillas at the Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market) and admire the colorful handcrafts at the Mercado de Artesanías (Handcrafts Market).
If you go an hour and a half northwest of Tepotzotlán you will arrive at San Juan del Río. This place was of great importance during the colonial period due to its silver mines. Its Centro Histórico (Historic Center) preserves in good condition many of the Baroque facades of the houses and representative buildings, such as the temples of Santo Domingo, Señor del Sacro Monte, and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Don't miss the Museo de la Muerte (Museum of Death), the only one in the country.
Tequisquiapan is located thirty minutes northeast of San Juan del Río. Start your stroll in Plaza Hidalgo and enjoy the colonial atmosphere. We recommend you go to the Parroquia de Santa María de la Asunción (Parish of Santa María de la Asunción), the Museo del Queso y Vino (Cheese and Wine Museum), and the Mercado Guadalupano (Guadalupano Market). You can also opt for the guided tours to the different vineyards or to the La Carbonera opal mine.
Traveling forty minutes north of Tequisquiapan you will reach Cadereyta de Montes. Around the Main Garden you can visit the Parroquia de San Pedro y San Pablo (Parish of San Pedro and San Pablo), the Centro Cultural (Cultural Center) and the Presidencia Municipal (Municipal Presidency). Try the gastronomy of the place like the pencas de nopal rellenas (stuffed cactus leaves) and chinicuiles, you will love them! Other places of interest in Cadereyta are the Jardín Botánica Regional (Regional Botanical Garden) and the Planetarium.
The Pueblo Mágico(Magical Town) of Bernal is located 30 minutes northwest of Cadereyta. It is well known for its imposing Peña de Bernal monolith, 350 meters (1,148 ft) high and for its textile fabrics. Visit the Templo de San Sebastián (Temple of San Sebastián), the Museo de Cine Nacional (Museum of National Cinema) and the Capilla de Ánimas (Animas Chapel). Do not miss out on trying the traditional dishes: the gorditas de maíz quebrado (broken corn gorditas) and the pan de queso (cheese bread).