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The municipalities of Tlayacapan, Yecapixtla, Ocuituco, Tetela del Volcan, Zacualpan de Amilpas and Temoac are located in The Convents route in the State of Morelos, Mexico. Surrounded by an exuberant landscape, this area can be compared to the beauty of a Swiss scenery and is worthy of admiring. The extravagant nature of these places turns the land resources into fruit trees. The majestic XVI century monasteries contrast with the green color of vegetation and on the background stands the Popocatepetl volcano haughty as a faithful guard of this region.


Tlayacapan
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"On the nose of the world"

Tlayacapan in the State of Morelos , Mexico, is located 1,630 mts (5300 ft.) above sea level...

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Yecapixtla

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"Where the thin air blows"

Yecapixtla in the State of Morelos, Mexico, is a beautiful town that was conquered by Moctezuma between 1440 and 1460. During its conquest the Spanish and natives fought a great battle. In 1529, Charles V left this town to Hernan Cortes.

Church in Yecapixtla, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®Yecapixtla is the place where the Augustinian convent of San Juan Bautista was built and also where you can admire the gothic rosette and the bas-reliefs on the facades, just some of the fascinating examples of XVI century architecture. Yecapixtla, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Yecapixtla, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®

Yecapixtla is also very popular for its delicious "cecina" or cured meat, one of Mexico's famous traditional dishes.

Yecapixtla main festivity is the "tianguis" or market day which takes place on the last Friday in October.


Ocuituco
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"Where the rabbits live under the torch pine"

Church in Ocuituco, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®The beautiful town of Ocuituco in the State of Morelos, Mexico, is the place where in 1533, the first XVI century Augustinian convent was built. The convent was dedicated to the apostle Santiago and has an interesting fountain in the interior patio with engraved art expressions of lions and others. Ocuituco, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Ocuituco, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Ocuituco, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®

Ocuituco is also very popular because of its great diversity of traditions and customs which are revealed in its religious celebrations.


Tetela del Volcan
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"The place where the ground is stony"

Cold weather and incomparable beauty of its XVI century architecture are typical of Tetela del Volcan in the State of Morelos, Mexico. Tetela del Volcan served as the first secular parish in Morelos and later on became the convent of San Juan Bautista under the influence of Augustinian and Dominican orders. In 1581, the convent was finished by Brother Juan de la Cruz. Tetela del Volcan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Tetela del Volcan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®

Church in Tetela del Volcan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®The Amatzinac River flows through Tetela del Volcan and cascades down the northern part of the village. Together with all this the Popocatepetl stands firm as a gift to the visitor.

The presence of fruit trees such as plums, figs and others, give the air a fresh fragrance. The fabrication of woolen clothing is characteristic of the town of Hueyapan.



Zacualpan
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"Where something is hiding"

Church in Zacualpan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®The beautiful village of Zaculapan in the State of Morelos, Mexico, is located in the middle of deep ravines where one can have a magnificent view of the Popocatepetl. Zacualpan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Zacualpan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®

Zaculapan ex-convent of La Concepcion was established in the XVI century by the Augustinian order and is an example of the village's architecture. The chapel has two extraordinary "retablos" or altarpieces of baroque style architecture.



Temoac
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"On the water that goes down"

Church in Temoac, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®The picturesque village of Temoac in the State of Morelos, Mexico, is notable for its semitropical weather. Coffee, nuts and guava are produced here.

In the middle of Temoac lies a small church with a beautiful mosaic dome that induces tourists to visit the surrounding streets. Temoac, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®

It is famous for its delicious green "mole" with "tamales". This municipality was established on March 28, 1977 and is the most recent created in the State of Morelos.


Morelos State
|  Amacuzac Town |  Coatlan del Rio Town  |  Cuautla City  |  Cuernavaca ۞ Capital City  |
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Huitzilac Town  |   Jojutla City  |  Miacatlan Town  |  Puente de Ixtla Town  |  Temixco Town  |
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Tepoztlan Town  |  Tequesquitengo Town  |  Tlaltizapan Town  |  Tlaquiltenango Town  |
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  Tlayacapan Town |   Xochicalco Archaeological Site  |  Xochitepec Town  | 
 
|  Yautepec, Oaxtepec and Cocoyoc  |
|  Other Towns: Villa de Ayala, Jantetelco, Jonacatepec, Tepalcingo and Axochiapan  |
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  The Convents Route:
(Tlayacapan, Yecapixtla, Ocuituco, Tetela del Volcan,
Zacualpan de Amilpas, Temoac.)
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