HISTORICAL EPAZOYUCAN

Epazoyucan, Hidalgo

Epazoyucan has interesting sites that range from natural wooded areas, where you can practice extreme sports; to camping places and history, through the large religious buildings and former pulque farms. Epazoyucan has rich veins of obsidian stone in black, green, jade or red tones, for this reason the pre-hispanic history of Mexico refers to this place as the main obsidian supply center for the Teotihuacan people. You will visit the former convent of San Andrés Apóstol, founded in 1540 by the Augustinian friars. This former convent has extraordinary polychrome wall paintings with scenes from the Last Supper, Ecce Homo and the Transit of the Virgin. These three tabular paintings were part of a single altarpiece and are an example of how people transmitted the message about the life of Jesus Christ, from his birth and the adoration of the kings, to two scenes of the Passion: the prayer in the garden and the ecce homo.

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