The municipalities of
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
"On the nose of the
, Mexico, is located 1,630 mts (5300 ft.) above sea level...
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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.
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
Yecapixtla is also very
popular for its delicious "cecina" or cured meat, one of Mexico's famous
Yecapixtla main festivity
is the "tianguis" or market day which takes place on the last Friday in October.
"Where the rabbits live under the torch pine"
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
Ocuituco is also very
popular because of its great diversity of traditions and customs which are revealed in its
"The place where the ground is stony"
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.
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.
"Where something is hiding"
beautiful village of
in the State of Morelos,
Mexico, is located in the middle of deep ravines where one can have a magnificent view of
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.
"On the water that goes down"
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.
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 •
Coatlan del Rio Town
Puente de Ixtla Town
Xochicalco Archaeological Site
Oaxtepec and Cocoyoc
Other Towns: Villa de Ayala,
Jantetelco, Jonacatepec, Tepalcingo and Axochiapan
The Convents Route:
(Tlayacapan, Yecapixtla, Ocuituco, Tetela del Volcan,
Zacualpan de Amilpas, Temoac.)
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