TEPEAPULCO

Tepeapulco, Hidalgo

Get to know Tepeapulco, an ancient town rich in history, culture, tradition and natural beauty, located at the foot of the enormous Cerro del Xihuingo. Tepeapulco keeps one of the most important jewels of the state of Hidalgo, enjoy the old colonial architecture and appreciate the attractive landscapes. In the center of this place you cannot miss the Convent of San Francisco de Asís, where Fray Bernardino de Sahagún wrote the History of the Things of New Spain. On one side of this place is a house that belonged to Hernán Cortés and the formidable Caja de Agua, a fountain with such medieval details that it would not be surprising to see in Santiago de Compostela. Visit the Caja de Agua, where the hands of Chilcuautlenses make handicrafts based on the natural fiber of the maguey "ixtle" and palm, materials which countless artisanal objects are made of such as bags, hats, blowers, mats, rugs , brooms, etc. The backs-trap loom is still used, a pre-Hispanic technique through which various garments, backpacks, purses, shawls, among others, are made.

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