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Pahuatlan

Time capsule

To get there, you must enter the Sierra Magica, cross valleys and cross ravines. Once there, you will feel that you have traveled to the past; the villagers have managed to keep intact their lifestyle and the traditions of the Nahuatl and Otomí cultures, in addition, your eyes will discover a landscape of pahuas and coffee trees that you will find hard to believe at the beginning. But clearly it is there, the Magical Town of Pahuatlán.

He is known for the work of his artisans, who work amate paper in the community of San Pablito; only place where ancestral techniques are still used. In your visit you can learn what their methods are, the historical uses of this material and appreciate their colors live, as only the full value is appreciated.

Visit also the suspension bridge Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, and the Ahíla viewpoint, where you can photograph as many times as you want the whole bright panorama.

For unique experiences, in Pahuatlán you can enjoy the rhythm of the music zapateando in a "huapangueada", or appreciate the particular celebrations of Semana Santa or Santiago Apóstol. In the community of San Pablito you will live the traditional Carnival and the Feast of Todos Santos.

It is two and a half hours from the capital of the state, as well as Mexico City, which makes it an ideal weekend destination, to get out of the routine of departures ... Pahuatlán will challenge all your expectations, Orillándote to question if a single visit is enough.

¿Qué Visitar?

What to Visit?

  • Santiago Apostle Church Built in the sixteenth century, its façade features an austere style.
  • Miguel Hidalgo Suspension Bridge With 36 meters high and 60 meters long, this bridge leads to the nearby Velo de Novia (Bridal Vail) Cascade.
  • Don Concho Tellez Coffee Plantation Ideal place to learn how the coffee is made, which is an important product of this Magic Town.
¿Qué hacer?

What to do?

  • Festivity of the patron Santiago Apostle It takes place on June 25th each year.
  • Holy Week As in the rest of the catholic world, it takes place in March or April. Here, it is celebrated with religious processions, mass, public prayers, and also with traditional music and dances.
  • Day of the Dead It takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year. Those day, this Magic Town is ornamented with flowers, candles and other offerings to remember those loved ones that have passed away already.
Comida Típica

Typical Food

  • Mole sauce Delicious sauce prepared with different kinds of chili, peanuts and, even, chocolate. This unique sauce is served on top of rice and chicken or turkey meat.
  • Pipián A kind of mole sauce but its main ingredient is pumpkin seeds.
  • Tamales Corn dough mixed with lard, and stuffed with pork meat or other kind of meat in a spicy green or red sauce, and finally wrapped up with corn leaves or banana leaves to be steamed.
  • Chícales Ants cooked with spicy sauce. Don´t think on, just try them!
  • Sugar cane moonshine
¿Qué Saber?

What to Know?

  • In Aztec language, the word Pahuatlan means "Close by the fruit" or "Among the fruit trees" and also "Place where big avocados grow, known as pahuas."
  • Before the arrival of the conquistadors, this region was inhabited by Aztec, Otomi and Totonaca indigenous groups.
  • On February 14th, 1861, Pahuatlan was granted with the title of Villa.

Popular Craft

  • Embroideries
  • Wool weaves
  • Saddlery
  • Carved wood
  • Ceramics and pottery
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