de Ayala in the State of
Morelos, Mexico was known as Maxataplan which
means "Place where the apantles are abundant".
awarded its present name in honor to Francisco Ayala who was native of this village and
protector of the insurgent cause of the Independence movement.
The parishes of
Ayala and Anenecuilco, are examples of the XVI century Franciscan architecture. The house
of Zapata, where the "Caudillo del Sur" was born on August 8, 1879, is located
in Anenecuilco. He was murdered on April 10, 1919 at the Hacienda de Chinameca which is
located in the southern part of this municipality.
Located five minutes away
from this village are bathing resorts such as El Colibri and El Axoxoche. The most
important celebrations and fairs take place on March 19, in honor to Saint Joseph, and on
December 12, in honor to the Virgin of Guadalupe.
"On the pile of dry
archaeological site of Chalcatzingo is located in
Jantetelco in the State of Morelos, Mexico, in the middle of a hot land
valley. It is the valley of the Tenango River which is near the mountains.
The Chalcatzingo archaeological site
has several monuments which are evidence of human activity beginning to develop 3,500
The economic and
political exchange between the golf coast and the central part of Mexico was probably one
of the reasons for Chalcatzingo's great development.
There is a convent from the XVI century founded by the Augustinian order, which is dedicated to apostle
It was built in
Jantetelco during the colonial period.
Don Mariano Matamoros
was vicar of this village in 1807, later he joined Don Jose
Maria Morelos in the
Independence movement of December 1811.
"On the mountain of
Jonacatepec in the State of
Morelos, Mexico, dates back to the year 1,000 B.C.
During the pre-Hispanic
era, it paid tribute to Moctezuma.
In 1855, the legal
Jonacatepec was recognized. On July 31, 1861, the Congress of the state of
Mexico confirmed its condition as a district.
On November 14 of that same year, it was
named Leandro del Valle in honor to a patriot who lived in this town for many years.
The bathing resort Las
Pilas is located at the entrance of this municipality. There is also an archaeological
site where some human remains in lotus position were found.
"Behind the mountain
where the ground is stony"
In Tepalcingo in
the State of Morelos,
Mexico, there is a sanctuary that was built in the XVIII century which used to be the
confraternity of Jesus of Nazarene.
According to the
inscriptions found inside the temple, its construction began in February 1782. The facade
is the most important element and is a good example of Mexican baroque style in mortar.
"Where there are
nenuphars or water flowers"
convent of Axochiapan
in the State of Morelos,
Mexico, dates back from the XVI century and belongs apparently to the Franciscan order.
The name of Axochiapan is the same as its neighboring lagoon which beautifies the
landscape. The natives maintain traditional customs which are shown in their dances and
festivity takes place January 10th through 29th in honor to the patron saint who is
revealed with Moro and Tecuanes dances.
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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