||The heroic city of
Cuautla, second in
importance in the State of Morelos in Mexico, is located in a fertile
lowland. Cuautla is an example of the present and the past, here, you will
see history unfold throughout its streets, buildings and monuments. Due to
its natural thermal springs and beautiful landscapes, Cuautla is also known
as "The City of Hot Springs", with Agua Hedionda being a prime attraction.
During the colonial period
Cuautla was part of the domain of the
Marquees of the
Oaxaca. In 1546, the Santo Domingo convent was established and the
evangelization of this town began.
The Independence war from February 19th to May 2nd, and the
troops lead by Jose Maria Morelos, left an unforgettable track in the inhabitant's pride
and street names owe their origin to this historical event.
The improvement of sugar
cane cultivation caused the expansion of haciendas. This later became one of the main
motives of the revolutionary movement. It was in Cuautla Morelos where Emiliano Zapata and Francisco I.
Madero met several times and also where the remains of the "Caudillo del Sur"
attractions in Cuautla
Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo
Dominican construction from the XVI Century. Its located
Ex-Convento de San
construction from the XVI Century. Its also located
Plazuela de la Revolucion del
remains of the "Caudillo del Sur", Emiliano Zapata, rest.
Museo Casa de Morelos
- Morelos House & Museum
Beautiful colonial construction built in the XVII Century;
here you will know the
most important actions of Jose Ma. Morelos y Pavon (the
Servant of the Nation) during the
Independence War. Its located in the Main Square. Open: Tuesday thru
Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.
- Hot Springs
of the water abundance and great climate in Cuautla, it has been named the city of
Examples of such resorts are Agua Hedionda, El Almeal, Los Limoneros, Agua Linda and Las
Estacion de Ferrocarril
- The Old Railroad Station
An old station that houses the Steam Machine no. 279.
The only narrow track
railway was important in the development of the region of Cuautla,
and during the revolution. Today it is the only one in the country that
offers a service by rail from Cuautla to Yecapixtla.
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This museum is
devoted to the life of Emiliano Zapata. Its located near Cuautla at
Main fairs and festivities in Cuautla
Regional Fair takes place on
the second Friday of Easter.
Tetelcingo is a small
village whose roots are Nahuas. Women wear the traditional costume which because of its
origin and its simplicity is the region's most representative.
Morelos State •
Coatlan del Rio Town
Capital City |
Puente de Ixtla Town
Xochicalco Archaeological Site
Oaxtepec and Cocoyoc
Other Towns: Villa de Ayala,
Jantetelco, Jonacatepec, Tepalcingo and Axochiapan
The Convents Route:
Ocuituco, Tetela del Volcan,
Zacualpan de Amilpas, Temoac.)
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