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This town is very old. His life has been marked in some stones as cave paintings that give an idea of how the inhabitants lived.
Nahuas and Otomíes agreed that Huichapan has been strongly linked to water. Prehispanic finds and archaeological works such as these gave rise to the creation of the Museum of Archeology and History, where the whole life of the town and its heroes passes.
Andrés Quintana Roo and Ignacio López Rayón gave the Grito de Independencia for the first time here in Huichapan. It was from the balcony of the colonial house El Chapitel, in front of the main square, that the insurgents gave the cry of Mexican freedom.
Walk through its cobblestone streets, feel the tranquility of a place like this, touch its stone and adobe walls that take you to its history. Come to eat at a traditional inn, stay in a picturesque hotel and listen to its surroundings.
Old houses, chapels and churches form its historical heritage that knows colonial Mexico.
In the biopark El Saucillo, an aqueduct stands out, which in the distance seems to escape to the sky, from the evergreen forest that surrounds it, as if hugging it.
Huichapan is a place inhabited by things that catch the eyes and the thoughts, a place that merges in past and present, a destiny in waiting, that awaits you, as it has done for a long, long time.
What to Visit?
- Saint Matthew Parish A beautiful church built between 1753 and 1763.
- Cross in the Atrium An sixteenth century cross that was carved in pink quarry with beautiful images that illustrate the Passion of Christ.
- Town Hall This is the only building in the state of Hidalgo that was entirely made with pink quarry. It was built just in two years, from 1887 to 1889.
- Huichapan Museum of Archaeology and History You can admire here a rich collection of authentic ceramic pieces and sculptures from the Pre-Hispanic era.
What to do?
- Festivity of the Calvary When Easter is over, this celebration begins and it lasts five days! It includes dancing and musical shows, bullfighting, amusement rides and religious processions.
- Festivity of Saint Mathew Also known as "Walnut Fest," this celebration takes place on September 21st-23rd. It was celebrated for the first time two centuries ago!
- National Holidays This patriotic festivity is organized on September 13th to 16th each year.
- Barbacoa Roasted beef served with its juice or broth, which is called "consome."
- Green and red mole sauce This typical and delicious sauce is made with different kinds of chili, peanuts, chocolate, and many other ingredients. Finally, it is served on top of rice and chicken.
- Palanquetas A hard Candy made with roasted walnuts and peanuts and covered with sugar syrup.
- Milk candies with walnuts
- Pulque This alcoholic beverage is produced with the same nectar of the cactus that tequila comes from, but it is not yet distilled.
What to Know?
- On September 16th, 1812, the Grito (Call) was performed for the very first time by the insurgent leaders Ignacio Lopez Rayon and Andres Quintana Roo to commemorate the beginning of the Independence War that Miguel Hidalgo initiated two years before in the town of Dolores, Guanajuato.
- According with the tradition, the first local mass was celebrated in 1531.
- On July 15th, 1868, this town was honored with the title of "City of the Martyrs of Liberty."
- Renowned Individuals:
- Pedro Maria Anaya (1795 – 1854) This brave general was the Secretary of Defense during the Presidency of Jose Joaquin Herrera, and both of them defended heroically the nation against the American intervention in 1846-1847.
- Ornaments and handicrafts made of marble and quarry stones
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