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Route of the history of Quetzalcóatl to Teques and Taxco

Cuernavaca, Tepoztlán, Mexico City, Pachuca, Tizayuca, Tequesquitengo

We’ll begin out route in the city of Pachuca, Hidalgo where a visit to its Reloj Monumental (Monumental Clock), representative of the city, is a must. Learn about the history of Pachuca as an important mining center in the Museo de Minería (Mining Museum) and its important role as the birthplace of soccer in the Museo del Fútbol (Soccer Museum). Don't leave without trying the delicious pastes!

To continue, a stop will be made in Tizayuca to visit the Parroquia de la Transfiguración (Transfiguration Parrish) dating from 1669 and the old Convento de San Pedro (Convent of San Pedro). In the Huitzila neighborhood you will find La Capilla de San Francisco de Asís (San Francisco de Asís Chapel), another of its precious architectural monuments. Continue towards Mexico City, the great metropolis of the country that awaits you with its innumerable museums and historical monuments. Stroll through the impressive zócalo capitalino (capital zocalo) where you can admire the Baroque-style Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), the Palacio Nacional (National Palace) and the Aztec-origin Templo Mayor (Major Temple). Other unmissable points are the Castillo de Chapultepec (Castle of Chapultepec) and located a few feet away is the Museo de Antropología e Historia (Museum of Anthropology and History). To walk around and enjoy a good coffee, there is the Condesa neighborhood, totally renovated and with a bohemian atmosphere. Another neighborhood that you cannot miss is Coyoacán, here in addition to walking through its squares and parks, you will be able to see the House of Frida Kahlo. By late afternoon you will have many options to choose from between plays, dance, concerts, nightclubs and even classic cantinas where you sing to the rhythm of the mariachi and make a toast with pulque, mezcal or tequila. Don't leave without eating a guajolota (a sort of tamale sandwich) accompanied by a warm atole (a very thin porridge made with corn flour and masa).

From the exciting turmoil of Mexico City, now head to the tranquility of the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tepoztlán, located on the Cerro del Tepozteco (Tepozteco Hill). Here you will find the perfect combination of landscape and mysticism, surrounded by hills and forests. It is ideal to live out the various pre-Hispanic rituals, which are specially designed to leave stress behind, reconnect with the earth and even detoxify, such as the temazcal ritual. Another relaxing activity is to walk through downtown and visit the Templo y Ex Convento de la Natividad (Temple and Ex-Convent of the Nativity), and if you dare, go on an expedition to the Pirámide del Tepozteco (Tepozteco Pyramid).

To continue the route you will now arrive at the Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera (City of Eternal Spring): Cuernavaca, Morelos. Enjoy its excellent climate, its squares surrounded by flowery gardens and a wide range of accommodations with all services included to spend a few days full of tranquility. Here you will visit the old Palacio de Cortés (Palace of Cortés), the Cathedral and the Centro Cultural Borda (Borda Cultural Center), the former home of Emperor Maximilian. Try the tacos acorazados (tacos with rice and different types of stews to chose from), you are sure to love them!

The next destination will be Tequesquitengo, 40 minutes south of Cuernavaca, where you will enjoy various water activities on the lake, from skiing to quiet boat rides. You can also go on bike tours, fly in a hot air balloon, and even parachute!

This route ends in the Capital of La Plata (Silver): Taxco, Guerrero. This Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) that still preserves the beauty of the viceregal period, has beautiful buildings to admire, such as the Baroque-style Parroquia de Santa Prisca (Santa Prisca Parish) in the heart of the town. The old convent of San Bernardino de Siena is also a must during your stay, as are its museums. The perfect place when the sun goes down is the main square with its restaurants and small bars, ideal for dining and spending time. In Taxco you will discover many workshops where you can buy beautiful jewels made of pure silver, created by local artisans. We recommend you savor the pink mole and the jumiles.
We’ll begin out route in the city of Pachuca, Hidalgo where a visit to its Reloj Monumental (Monumental Clock), representative of the city, is a must. Learn about the history of Pachuca as an important mining center in the Museo de Minería (Mining Museum) and its important role as the birthplace of soccer in the Museo del Fútbol (Soccer Museum). Don't leave without trying the delicious pastes!

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To continue, a stop will be made in Tizayuca to visit the Parroquia de la Transfiguración (Transfiguration Parrish) dating from 1669 and the old Convento de San Pedro (Convent of San Pedro). In the Huitzila neighborhood you will find La Capilla de San Francisco de Asís (San Francisco de Asís Chapel), another of its precious architectural monuments. Continue towards Mexico City, the great metropolis of the country that awaits you with its innumerable museums and historical monuments. Stroll through the impressive zócalo capitalino (capital zocalo) where you can admire the Baroque-style Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), the Palacio Nacional (National Palace) and the Aztec-origin Templo Mayor (Major Temple). Other unmissable points are the Castillo de Chapultepec (Castle of Chapultepec) and located a few feet away is the Museo de Antropología e Historia (Museum of Anthropology and History). To walk around and enjoy a good coffee, there is the Condesa neighborhood, totally renovated and with a bohemian atmosphere. Another neighborhood that you cannot miss is Coyoacán, here in addition to walking through its squares and parks, you will be able to see the House of Frida Kahlo. By late afternoon you will have many options to choose from between plays, dance, concerts, nightclubs and even classic cantinas where you sing to the rhythm of the mariachi and make a toast with pulque, mezcal or tequila. Don't leave without eating a guajolota (a sort of tamale sandwich) accompanied by a warm atole (a very thin porridge made with corn flour and masa).

From the exciting turmoil of Mexico City, now head to the tranquility of the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tepoztlán, located on the Cerro del Tepozteco (Tepozteco Hill). Here you will find the perfect combination of landscape and mysticism, surrounded by hills and forests. It is ideal to live out the various pre-Hispanic rituals, which are specially designed to leave stress behind, reconnect with the earth and even detoxify, such as the temazcal ritual. Another relaxing activity is to walk through downtown and visit the Templo y Ex Convento de la Natividad (Temple and Ex-Convent of the Nativity), and if you dare, go on an expedition to the Pirámide del Tepozteco (Tepozteco Pyramid).

To continue the route you will now arrive at the Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera (City of Eternal Spring): Cuernavaca, Morelos. Enjoy its excellent climate, its squares surrounded by flowery gardens and a wide range of accommodations with all services included to spend a few days full of tranquility. Here you will visit the old Palacio de Cortés (Palace of Cortés), the Cathedral and the Centro Cultural Borda (Borda Cultural Center), the former home of Emperor Maximilian. Try the tacos acorazados (tacos with rice and different types of stews to chose from), you are sure to love them!

The next destination will be Tequesquitengo, 40 minutes south of Cuernavaca, where you will enjoy various water activities on the lake, from skiing to quiet boat rides. You can also go on bike tours, fly in a hot air balloon, and even parachute!

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