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Tepoztlan can be accessed via Cuautla, Cuernavaca and Mexico City.
Tepoztlan name derives from the nahuatl word "Tepuztli", meaning "copper axe above a hill". The axe in the glyph was misinterpreted by the Spanish conquerors as iron.
One of the main attractions of Tepoztlan is the market place.
This market has two sections:
- One which is situated on the main plaza, where one can buy fresh and exotic groceries, as well as trying different traditional dishes and purchase handicrafts.
- The other takes place on the main road on Saturdays and Sundays, where one can buy regional handicrafts from every corner of the country and handicrafts found nowhere else but here.
Tepoztlan is also known as a mystical center.
Also worth visiting is the beautiful XVI century Augustinian Convent built in honor of our Lady of Annunciation.
At the back of the convent there is an archaeological museum where one can admire the private collection of Carlos Pellicer, donated to the people of Tepoztlan.
To the north of Tepoztlan, is located the Tepozteco mountain, the top of the Ehecatepets hill.
On this mountain is the archaeological site of the same name, it derives from Tepoztecatl, the name of the principal god of the Pulque (an alcoholic beverage made from the sap of the agave) deities also adored are the god of Fertility and Harvest.
The site was therefore, considered to be a sacred place where many pilgrims came from as far as
Chiapas and Guatemala.
To reach the site, one must follow by foot a sloping path on the north side of the town.
In Tepoztlan, each year on September the 8th, a feast is celebrated in honor to Tepoztecatl with regional dances and songs.
Ask for guided visits to the Tepozteco pyramid at the Ex-convent or Carlos Pellicer Museum.
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