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Route from the Central Region to the Coast of the Gulf of Mexico

Huamantla, Xalapa, Veracruz, Pachuca, Zempoala



Start the route in the city of Pachuca where you can take a walk in the Plaza Independencia (Independencia Square) and see its monumental clock. At its peak as a green obsidian mining town, many Englishmen from the companies that settled in Pachuca arrived at this place and implemented their customs, for this reason it is considered to be the birthplace of soccer, tennis and golf in Mexico; as well as charrería and even of the delicious pastes that you will most certainly love.

Follow the tour to the beautiful little town of Zempoala. Travel back in time through its buildings, such as the old Convento de Todos los Santos (Todos los Santos Convent) dating back to 1580 and the aqueduct of Padre Tembleque, originally built in the 16th century. Take a stroll through its Central Plaza (Main Square) where a column with stone jaguars called La Picota stands out. Back then, this is where the offenders were publicly punished.

Continue the road to Apizaco. Here you can visit the Museo Casa de Piedra (Casa de Piedra Museum) which was inhabited by railway workers, the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia (Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia Basilica) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace) that has incredible murals.

Now take the route to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Huamantla. Get to know one of the oldest constructions: the Temple and former Convent of San Luis Obispo, dating from 1585. Visit one of its pulque haciendas where you can make "the alacrán" and its artisan workshops. If you dare, you could even go up to the Malinche Volcano. Unforgettable things of Huamantla: the mole de matuma and the beautiful clay crafts.

Now head towards the state of Veracruz, making a first stop in the city of Xalapa. There are many museums to visit, among which the Anthropology museum stands out. If you walk through the downtown area you will reach the Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción ( Inmaculada Concepción Metropolitan Cathedral), inside it there are some interesting secret catacombs that you can visit.

The next and last stop will be at Veracruz. This wonderful place is and has always been the most important seaport in Mexico. Learn about its magnificent history by walking through its streets and buildings, such as the Santiago bastion and the San Juan de Ulúa fort, as well as the Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum). In the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) or Zócalo you can visit the cathedral and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace), and above all you will experience the atmosphere of Veracruz, since you can enjoy from a danzón to an aromatic and delicious cup of coffee in its famous Portales.

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Start the route in the city of Pachuca where you can take a walk in the Plaza Independencia (Independencia Square) and see its monumental clock. At its peak as a green obsidian mining town, many Englishmen from the companies that settled in Pachuca arrived at this place and implemented their customs, for this reason it is considered to be the birthplace of soccer, tennis and golf in Mexico; as well as charrería and even of the delicious pastes that you will most certainly love.

Follow the tour to the beautiful little town of Zempoala. Travel back in time through its buildings, such as the old Convento de Todos los Santos (Todos los Santos Convent) dating back to 1580 and the aqueduct of Padre Tembleque, originally built in the 16th century. Take a stroll through its Central Plaza (Main Square) where a column with stone jaguars called La Picota stands out. Back then, this is where the offenders were publicly punished.

Continue the road to Apizaco. Here you can visit the Museo Casa de Piedra (Casa de Piedra Museum) which was inhabited by railway workers, the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia (Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia Basilica) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace) that has incredible murals.

Now take the route to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Huamantla. Get to know one of the oldest constructions: the Temple and former Convent of San Luis Obispo, dating from 1585. Visit one of its pulque haciendas where you can make "the alacrán" and its artisan workshops. If you dare, you could even go up to the Malinche Volcano. Unforgettable things of Huamantla: the mole de matuma and the beautiful clay crafts.

Now head towards the state of Veracruz, making a first stop in the city of Xalapa. There are many museums to visit, among which the Anthropology museum stands out. If you walk through the downtown area you will reach the Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción ( Inmaculada Concepción Metropolitan Cathedral), inside it there are some interesting secret catacombs that you can visit.

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