||The city of
Jojutla de Juarez in the
southeastern part of the State of Morelos, Mexico,
is located 860 mts. above sea level.
The main aquatic parks and hot springs
in Morelos are located near Jojutla. Its also an important economic and
agricultural center; in this region rice cultivation is
internationally for its great quality.
Jojutla was founded on April 14, 1695 by Ignacio de la
Luz, leader of 18 families that came from Chimalacatlan who on the same day, established
on the left margin of the Apatlaco River in a place called "El vado de
(the ford of the river Atlacxotlitlan).
In Jojutla which in the
beginning was called San Miguel Atla-Xotitlan, they built their first huts.
In 1722, 27 years later,
they wanted to abandon the Christ which had appeared in the Tula forest at the Hacienda de
San Gabriel (estate). This Christ was found by muleteer José Ceron and is presently
venerated in Jojutla. It was transferee to Jojutla in a great procession of
Tlalquiltenango, on January 1, 1722.
In 1737, in Jojutla was
an epidemic which left only 20 families. Another epidemic occurred in 1750, called
"Mal de Bolas" (Evil of the Balls).
On December 12, 1771, the
bridge over the Apatlaco River was finished. Its construction had been directed by Friar
Elias and was paid for by the owners of the Hacienda de Guadalupe.
Because of defending the
Independence cause by allowing Guerrero and Bravo to hold discussions in his house as well
as for being sympathetic to an insurgent movement, the syndic Juan Antonio Tlaxcoapa was
executed on November 6, 1813.
In 1855, Juan Alvarez
marched to Mexico City
accompanied by Don Benito Juárez. When passing through
Cuernavaca, they were approached by the neighbors of
Jojutla, who advised by Don Francisco Gomez requested that the grounds of Tetecalita be
granted to them. Don Juan Alvarez gave orders to Juárez who took the negotiations with
great determination and the Tetecalita ground was ceded to the town of Jojutla. This is
the reason why when Jojutla was given the title of City, "de Juárez" was added.
Interesting places in Jojutla,
A great recreational and aquatic center with an array of eco-adventure
activities. also called "The sea of Morelos"
Hacienda Chiso (estate)
Manantial La Rivera
(spring) - sulphurous
and radioactive water with healing powers, 300 liters per second
Manantial Las Huertas
(spring) -sulphurous water
Borbollon - a spring having a diameter of one meter, emerging with force westward and going
200 mts downstream. There is a cave called "Diablo" (devil), which is a small
grotto with two areas containing water which is born there and illuminated by the sun
through a split in a rock which is used as a private bathroom.
La Fundicion - radioactive
water spring with healing powers, 6,000 liters per second
Fairs and Feasts in
January 1/9 -Feria de
Jojutla (fair), considered the third in importance of the state, it begins with a New
Year's celebration and lasts one week In honor to its Saint Patron "El
Señor de Tula".
April 16 -Commemoration of
the Free and Sovereign State of Morelos
June 24 -Fiesta de San
Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist feast)
-Independence Day festivities
September 28 -Vispera de
San Miguel Arcangel (Archangel St. Michael eve), one week festivities, rodeo and cock
October 4 -San Francisco
de Asis festivities
November 1/2 -Dia de todos
los Santos y Fieles Difuntos (Holy Saints Day and Day of the Dead festivities)
December 16/24 Traditional
December 24/25 -Christmas
Eve and the birth of Jesus Christ
December 31 -New Year's
Traditional food in
Pork meat in wild prune
Red and green mole
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:
Ocuituco, Tetela del Volcan,
Zacualpan de Amilpas, Temoac.)
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