Over a hill of white soil"


  The town of Tlaltizapan in the State of Morelos, Mexico, located 940 mts (3000 ft) above sea level, was tributary to the Valley of Mexico during the pre-Hispanic era. In the colonial period, it belonged to the Marquisate of the Valley of Oaxaca.

In 1914, during his revolutionary campaign, Zapamonumento a emiliano zapatata, chose Tlaltizapan as the place to establish the headquarters of the Liberating Army of the South. During his stay, he built the atrium of the mid XVI century Dominican church; a great mausoleum with several crypts to bury Zapatista leaders, but by chance, these were occupied by Generals Octaviano Muñoz, Adrian Huicochea, Ignacio and Alberto Maya, Bonifacio Garcia, Amador Salazar, Emigdio Marmolejo and Pioquinto Galis.

The weather in Tlaltizapan, is favorable for growing sugar cane, papaya, melon, tomatoes and rice as well as for the cultivation of exotic fruit like chicozapotes, dates and coconut.

Tlaltizapan, is the only town in the State of Morelos where long narrow stoles are woven, this because some of the families from Tepancingo, Mexico, stayed in this area during the revolution and established their looms.

Because of its excellence weather, the district of Tlaltizapan, is one for bathing resorts: Las Estacas, El Rollo, Los Cocos, Tequesquitengo, Tehuixtla, and others like the one of Tecolapan, less visited. Grottos, which are according to the inhabitants of Xochimancas not of such great magnitude as the ones found in Cacahuamilpa, but nonetheless impressive, are located here.

Tourism attractions in Tlaltizapan, Morelos:

  • emiliano zapataLas Estacas -  Without doubt, is one of the most attractive places in the  Its exuberant vegetation and clear and fresh water make it an incomparable site.
  • Museo de la Revolucion del Sur - Impressive collection of photographs and personal objects that belonged to Emiliano Zapata. Click Here!!
  • Cuartel de Zapata, The ancient Zapata Quarter - Museum of the Revolution of the South. It is installed in a beautiful building that it would be, in the century XIX, rice windmill and that by its strategic geographical location, it was chosen by the Commander of the South to convert it into the principal military center of the rebellious movement. Counts on nine exposition rooms, seven for permanent expositions and two
    for different temporary expositions. There you can see the remains of La
    Noria that was making to operate the windmill and the emblematic image
    in bronze of the general Emiliano Zapata Salazar.
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  • Message, of the Zapatista Sub-Comandante Marcos when visit the Zapata headquarters. Click Here!!
  • Los Limoneros - Water source
  • Los Olivos - Water source
  • Tecoloapan - Water source
  • Hacienda Huatetelco -XVI century estate
  • Hacienda Acamilpa  - Estate
  • Hacienda San Francisco Temilpa - Estate built in 1642
  • Hacienda San Miguel 30 - Estate built in 1643, not open to public
  • Hacienda Xochimancas Ticuman - Estate built in 1613 now abandoned
  • Ex-convento de San Miguel Arcangel of Dominican order, built in the XVI century
  • Capilla del Calvario - Chapel
  • Capilla de San Marcos - Chapel
  • Capilla de la Cruz (del Cerrito)  - Chapel
  • Ex-convento de la Asuncion en Temimicingo - Vestiges of what used to be a convent
  • Iglesia de San Jose - Church
  • Iglesia de la Virgen de Guadalupe en Huatecalco - Church
  • Iglesia de San Pedro - Church
  • Iglesia de Santo Domingo - Church
  • Iglesia de Santa Rosa Lima - Church

Tourism activities in Tlaltizapan, Morelos:

Diving and camping: Diving can be practiced in the Poza Azul; a spring in Las Estacas where the water is crystal clear and 8.10 mts (25 ft) deep. Water masks and snorkeling equipment can be rented. Camping can be done in the Las Estacas bathing resort. One must bring his own equipment.

Fairs and popular festivities in Tlaltizapan, Morelos:

  • February 21/23 -Carnival, the dance of the "chinelos" is carried out for three consecutive days, rodeo, cockfights and horse races
  • April 10 -Commemoration of the death of General Emiliano Zapata's
  • August 13 -Comemoracion de los martires del 13 de agosto (commemoration of the martyrs)
  • August 29 -In Santa Rosa, the "Fiesta de Sta. Rosa Lima" (patron of the place) is celebrated, dancing, rodeo and bullfights
  • September 15/16 -Independence Day holidays
  • September 27 -Anniversary day, pilgrimages from the state of Guerrero and Mexico come to the parish
  • September 28 -celebration with wind instruments
  • September 29 -Day of San Miguel Arcangel (patron of this place), mass given by three ministers and processions
  • November 16 -Day of San Diego (patron of this place)
  • December 12 -Pilgrimage in honor to the Virgin of Guadalupe, where images of all town quarters are taken around and are left behind one by one until only the image of the parish remains
  • December 16/24 Traditional Posadas
  • December 24/25 -Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ
  • December 31 -New Year's Party


Morelos State
|  Amacuzac Town |  Coatlan del Rio Town  |  Cuautla City  |  Cuernavaca ۞ Capital City |
Huitzilac Town  |   Jojutla City  |  Miacatlan Town  |  Puente de Ixtla Town  |  Temixco Town  |
Tepoztlan Town  |  Tequesquitengo Town  |  Tlaltizapan Town  |  Tlaquiltenango Town  |
  Tlayacapan Town |   Xochicalco Archaeological Site  |  Xochitepec Town  |
 |  Yautepec, 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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