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Chavaxtla Caves

Huatusco

In the community of Chavaxtla in Huatusco, only 50 minutes from the downtown, there are more than 16 caves with cave paintings up to 3 thousand years old.

But only four can be known and they are La Cueva del Encanto (The Cave of Enchantment), which was discovered 32 years ago and is located 28 kilometers (17 miles) from the municipal capital. Bones remains of vessels and figures from different cultures have been found there.

La Cueva del Diablo (The Devil's Cave) is a painting located in the Barranca de Chavaxtla, its dimensions are 1.80 meters (5.9 feet) high by 1.50 meters (4.9 feet) wide and it is located 150 meters (492 feet) high.

At 30 kilometers ( 19 miles ) from the head of the municipality, and at 140 meters (459 feet ) from the ravine, you can appreciate cave paintings and a tombstone that was used to make sacrifices.

Another cave is that of El Soldado (The Soldier), here ceramic remains, pre-Hispanic figures, and human skeletons have been found.

It is worth visiting La Casa Museo “El Encanto” (“El Encanto” House Museum), which shelters and exhibits pre-Hispanic crafts made by the first settlers based on stones, minerals, and animal bones.

In the community of Chavaxtla in Huatusco, only 50 minutes from the downtown, there are more than 16 caves with cave paintings up to 3 thousand years old.

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But only four can be known and they are La Cueva del Encanto (The Cave of Enchantment), which was discovered 32 years ago and is located 28 kilometers (17 miles) from the municipal capital. Bones remains of vessels and figures from different cultures have been found there.

La Cueva del Diablo (The Devil's Cave) is a painting located in the Barranca de Chavaxtla, its dimensions are 1.80 meters (5.9 feet) high by 1.50 meters (4.9 feet) wide and it is located 150 meters (492 feet) high.

At 30 kilometers ( 19 miles ) from the head of the municipality, and at 140 meters (459 feet ) from the ravine, you can appreciate cave paintings and a tombstone that was used to make sacrifices.

Another cave is that of El Soldado (The Soldier), here ceramic remains, pre-Hispanic figures, and human skeletons have been found.

It is worth visiting La Casa Museo “El Encanto” (“El Encanto” House Museum), which shelters and exhibits pre-Hispanic crafts made by the first settlers based on stones, minerals, and animal bones.

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