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Tequisquiapan

A walk through the Historical Center of Tequisquiapan offers you a scenic view of its history. Start off in Plaza Miguel Hidalgo, the quintessential point of departure for exploring this Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town). Observe the colonial architecture all around you, and the square framed with sandstone arches.

In front of you, you will see the neoclassical-style Templo de Santa María de la Asunción, built from sandstone in the 16th century. Highlights include the central steeple and clock, which dates back to 1897 and works even to this day. It is worth remembering that on August 15th, hundreds of people gather to make offerings to this patron saint of the town.

Another church not to be missed is the Templo Parroquial de la Virgen de la Asunción (Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church), found in Plaza Hidalgo. This place of worship is dedicated to the Virgen de Dolores (Our Lady of Sorrows). The elegant neoclassical facade, in shades of pink and white, offers unique photo opportunities.

The central square of Tequisquiapan is named after Miguel Hidalgo, and can be found between Calle Independencia and Calle Morelos. It is surrounded by the most emblematic buildings of the city, such as the Templo de Santa María de la Asunción and stately mansions with welcoming arches which are characteristic of the town. Around the central square are places for you to sit and enjoy a coffee, or a bite to eat.

Fancy travelling back in time to a historical moment in Mexico? Head towards the monument which marked the town’s designation as Centro Geográfico de México (Geographic Center of Mexico). It was here that this “Magical Town” was proclaimed the center of Mexico, in 1916, by Venustiano Carranza; such monument was built to mark this.

Don’t leave before taking a stroll through the arches. You’ll find a number of different shops there, where you can buy regional handicrafts to take home, as well as quaint cafés in which to cool off.
A walk through the Historical Center of Tequisquiapan offers you a scenic view of its history. Start off in Plaza Miguel Hidalgo, the quintessential point of departure for exploring this Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town). Observe the colonial architecture all around you, and the square framed with sandstone arches.

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In front of you, you will see the neoclassical-style Templo de Santa María de la Asunción, built from sandstone in the 16th century. Highlights include the central steeple and clock, which dates back to 1897 and works even to this day. It is worth remembering that on August 15th, hundreds of people gather to make offerings to this patron saint of the town.

Another church not to be missed is the Templo Parroquial de la Virgen de la Asunción (Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church), found in Plaza Hidalgo. This place of worship is dedicated to the Virgen de Dolores (Our Lady of Sorrows). The elegant neoclassical facade, in shades of pink and white, offers unique photo opportunities.

The central square of Tequisquiapan is named after Miguel Hidalgo, and can be found between Calle Independencia and Calle Morelos. It is surrounded by the most emblematic buildings of the city, such as the Templo de Santa María de la Asunción and stately mansions with welcoming arches which are characteristic of the town. Around the central square are places for you to sit and enjoy a coffee, or a bite to eat.

Fancy travelling back in time to a historical moment in Mexico? Head towards the monument which marked the town’s designation as Centro Geográfico de México (Geographic Center of Mexico). It was here that this “Magical Town” was proclaimed the center of Mexico, in 1916, by Venustiano Carranza; such monument was built to mark this.

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