Huitzilac

"In the water of the humming bird"

  Located 3,690 mts (11,000 ft) above sea level, the town of Huitzilac in the State of Morelos, Mexico belonged to the domain of Cuernavaca during the pre-Hispanic era and became part of the Marquisate of the Valley of Oaxaca when it came into Spanish hands.

The town of Huitzilac became the second in importance of the State of Morelos because of its location on the road which joins it to Mexico City. Only when a railway was built in 1897, did it lose importance. It was no longer obligatory for stagecoach traveling to pass through this town.

In the Revolution era, the rebels had already arrived at Huitzilac in 1911 and by March 1912, the General Genovevo de la O. entered into combat with the best forces of the State of Morelos.

The struggle during this period continued in Huitzilac, which burnt down in April 1912. By the end of the month, General Genovevo de la O. and Amador Salazar, with a troop of around 4,000 men, made their way towards the surroundings of Cuernavaca, Morelos and mounted artillery to bomb the main square.

The Liberating Army of the South in this zone, became popular and old bad feelings between the inhabitants of Huizilac and Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, which had traditionally been rivals were forgotten. The revolution lead to the formation of ties of sympathy.

Places to visit close to Huitzilac:

  • The Zempoala Lagoons. Formed in old volcanic crater at 2900 meters above sea level, you will find seven beautiful lagoons.
  • Tres Marias Village

Traditional Food in Huitzilac, Morelos:

  • Sopa de hongos (wild mushroom soup)
  • Tamales de Capulin (cricket tamales)
  • Quesadillas (tortillas with cheese and mushrooms or gourd)
  • Pulque (fermented juice of the maguey plant)

Holidays and Fairs in Huitzilac, Morelos:

  • April 16 - Commemoration of the creation of the Free and Sovereign State of Morelos
  • June 24 - Holiday of San Juan Bautista (barbacoa or barbecue vintage, pulque and fruit)
  • September 15/16 - Independence Day holidays
  • December 2nd to 15th - "Feria del Pulque y la Barbacoa" Contests are made and tasting of the traditional Mexican drink "pulque" and "barbacoa" stuffed meat

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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