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  Craftsmanship in Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®Tlayacapan in the State of Morelos , Mexico, is located 1,630 mts (5300 ft.) above sea level. Tlayacapan its a beautiful Pre Hispanic community with 26 colonial chappels, a great Augustinian Ex Monastery and a Posada for 15 people. The main activity in Tlayacapan its the manufacture of pottery

The first inhabitants of this area was the Olmec civilization. During the XV century, they were conquered by the Aztecs and depended on Xochimilco like other highland towns.

Tlayacapan commercial activity was important as it was the passage way between Tenochtitlan and the regions of the south. Tlayacapan was conquered by Hernan Cortez, and in 1539,Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza endowed him with land. In 1786, when "Nueva Espa®a" was divided, this town became part of the province of Mexico.

Convent entrance in Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®The evangelization of Tlayacapan, was carried out by the Augustinians, who in 1534, founded the first church. This later became in 1554, a convent with the construction of additional buildings. Other buildings of less importance were constructed for the Christian practice in the same ®poque; 26 were elected receiving the name "capillas-posas" and scattered around in the different neighborhoods which made up the town
Upon the arrival of the Spanish, the inhabitants of Tlayacapan, operated as controllers, who taking advantage of the strategically location of this area, would control the passage of merchants or pilgrims crossing the area.

 
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In the colonial reorganization, this community received the status of villa and a convent was built which today is the pride of this community.

The combined monarch was dedicated to San Juan Bautista in the middle of the XVI century and because of its dimensions and formal aspect is significant to the historical spiritual process of the region.


 

Church exterior view in Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®Tlayacapan counts with 19 neighborhood chapels of which 12 are still in use -four which are directed to cardinal points and which systematically and punctually celebrate their annual holiday organized by groups of rotating stewards among the members of the community.

However, the most awaited festivity and the most lively one is the carnival in which happiness invades headed by the "Chinelos" who are disguised with bearded masks and hats heavily embroidered with glass beads.

The "Brinco", the classic step of the carnival, is accompanied by the sounds of Tlayacapan bands playing at the beat of the characteristically sounds while people dancing on the streets follow.

Tourism attractions in Tlayacapan, Morelos:

  • Convento de San Juan Bautista -This convent was founded by the Augustinians in 1554 and was finished in 1572. Friar Jorge de Avila appears as one of its builders. The monarchical compound has a majestic facade finished in a "espada®a", consisting of an amplified atrium without "capillas-posas". Its convent has two floors with trace in the mezzanine and fresco decorations on its walls. It has mural paintings and minor works of art as well as a system still in use today, for retaining rain water which is stored in three cisterns. The convent has been subjected to maintenance in the last few years and recently when in search of the original level of the nave in the church, several mummified bodies were uncovered. These are exhibited together with objects in what used to be the refectory. This convent is located on the tourism convents route.
  • Mummy in Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®Museo del Pueblo showing archaeological, skilled and unskilled craftsmanship as well as the mummies of Tlayacapan in the interior of the San Juan Bautista Convent (Chapel)
  • Capilla de San Martin (Chapel)
  • Capilla de San Miguel (Chapel)
  • Ex-capilla de San Jer®nimo (Ex Chapel)
  • Capilla de Santa Ana (Chapel)
  • Capilla de Tlaxcalchica (Chapel)
  • Capilla del Rosario (Chapel)
  • Capilla de Santa Cruz (Chapel)
  • Iglesia de Santiago (Church)
  • Capilla de los Reyes (Chapel)
  • Capilla de San Lorenzo (Chapel)
  • Capilla de La Exaltaci®n (Chapel)
  • Ex-capilla de San Nicol®s (Ex Chapel)
  • Ex-capilla de la Asunci®n (Ex Chapel)
  • Ex-capilla de La Natividad (Ex Chapel)
  • Capilla de La Concepci®n (Chapel)
  • Ex-capilla de la Magdalena (Ex Chapel)
  • Capilla de San Andr®s (Chapel)
  • Capilla de San Jose de los Laureles (Chapel)
  • Acueducto de Pantitlan (Aqueduct)
  • Wagon of the XVII century
  • Archaeological ruins of Cerro Tlatoni
  • Hacienda de San Nicolas Pantitlan - Built in 1616, not open to public

Chinelo in Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®Fairs and holidays in Tlayacapan, Morelos:

  • February 21/23 -Fiesta de Carnaval (carnival), three day the dance of "chinelos", contest of comparsas
  • April 16 - Commemoration of the creation of the Free and Sovereign State of Morelos
  • Holy Week -carnival of Tlayacapan with "chinelo" dance, contest of comparsas
  • May 3 -Fiesta Altica (feast)
  • June 24 -Fiesta de San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist feast) -chinelos, bulls, dance and fair
  • July 22 -Fiesta de La Magdalena (feast)
  • July 25 -Fiesta de Santiago (feast)
  • August 12 -Fiesta de San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist feast) in Santa Ana
  • September 29 -Fiesta de San Miguel (St, Michael feast)
  • September 30 -Fiesta de San Jeronimo (feast)
  • October 6 -Fiesta de El Rosario (feast)
  • October 12 -Fiesta de San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist feast) in El Rosario
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