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The view of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes is magnificent from any angle, especially when you're a few kilometers away. This is one of Atlixco welcoming postcards, a town located about 40 minutes away from the capital city Puebla.

This closeness to Don Goyo, as locals also call the volcano, is what makes so nice the weather in Atilixco—hot and warm during spring and rainy in summer. That’s why one of many Atlixco attractions are its water parks, perfect for spending a family day diping.

Going up to Cerro de San Miguel viewpoint allows you having Atlixco’s panoramic sight, whose name means “Water in the valley”, in which its natural wealth and architectural contrasts can be appreciated. In addition to valley landscape, there you can find the 18th Century Capilla de San Miguel.

San Miguel Arcángel is a character that unifies Atlixco’s prehispanic and colonial heritages, since September 29th is the feast of its patron saint that sometimes coincides with Huey Atlixcáyotl festival, celebrated each last September Sunday.

The Huey Atlixcáyotl festival is one of Puebla’s most important festivities since it gathers participants from various state regions who, through music, dance and different rituals, thank the good harvests to Quetzalcóatl. Due to its proximity to Puebla city, were established in Atlixco several convents that can now be visited, such as the Exconvento del Carmen, La Merced and San Francisco.

The most curious will want to visit Atlixco to take a tour to Punto Marconi. It’s said here the laws of physics are left aside when cars that are in neutral can go up the slopes instead of going down them. This place is also recognized for its alleged UFO sightings, although the only unidentified flying object that you will surely find here is its famous tin flying saucer installed by some paranormal activity fan.
The view of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes is magnificent from any angle, especially when you're a few kilometers away. This is one of Atlixco welcoming postcards, a town located about 40 minutes away from the capital city Puebla.

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This closeness to Don Goyo, as locals also call the volcano, is what makes so nice the weather in Atilixco—hot and warm during spring and rainy in summer. That’s why one of many Atlixco attractions are its water parks, perfect for spending a family day diping.

Going up to Cerro de San Miguel viewpoint allows you having Atlixco’s panoramic sight, whose name means “Water in the valley”, in which its natural wealth and architectural contrasts can be appreciated. In addition to valley landscape, there you can find the 18th Century Capilla de San Miguel.

San Miguel Arcángel is a character that unifies Atlixco’s prehispanic and colonial heritages, since September 29th is the feast of its patron saint that sometimes coincides with Huey Atlixcáyotl festival, celebrated each last September Sunday.

The Huey Atlixcáyotl festival is one of Puebla’s most important festivities since it gathers participants from various state regions who, through music, dance and different rituals, thank the good harvests to Quetzalcóatl. Due to its proximity to Puebla city, were established in Atlixco several convents that can now be visited, such as the Exconvento del Carmen, La Merced and San Francisco.

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