10 PLACES TO ENJOY NEARBY D.F. MEXICO - THE BACKPACKING

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Monday, December 22, 2014

10 PLACES TO ENJOY NEARBY D.F. MEXICO


1. Route de Sor Juana (towns with history + natural areas)
This is a new tourist proposal that allows travelers to discover a number of villages, founded on the ruins of ancient indigenous settlements, with remarkable colonial flavor and paths natural areas and national parks framed by the imposing silhouette of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes "they are drawn towards the direction of
the east. "Among the points that you can not miss on this path they -of approximately 9 paradas- are: Amecameca, where stands the Ex Hacienda Panoaya, in which spaces it must have been born a taste for letters of small Juana de Asbaje; and Tepetlixpa (or Nepantla) seat of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz who, according to tradition, preserves the remains of the house-room where born this great figure of the letters Cultural Center. For the more adventurous, we recommend reach (by car yet) an area known as the Paso de Cortés (Tlamacas), where the frontier captain first glimpse the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan dominate between lakes. Amongst its many expeditions launched to conquer "the sleeping woman" or "smoking mountain".

Directions: Leaving Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, heading towards Puebla, progresses to the toll booth to Cuautla. Follow this road and few kilometers later find Tlalmanalco, State of Mexico, the first point of this interesting route.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): about 60.

2. Ex Hacienda Chautla (historical Corner pleasure)
As if it were a trip to the past (but England in the nineteenth century), this place -located at the border of the state of Puebla and Tlaxcala offers superb romantic tour of its wooded facilities which house the hull of a old hacienda, acres of lush forests and the main attraction: a long trail that looks like cut through a large body of water to bring travelers to the doors of an "English castle" built by the owner of Chautla around 1898.

Directions: Leaving Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, heading towards Puebla, progresses to the height of San Martín Texmelucan where signs indicating how to begin to appear, to the right (to pass under the highway) with this corner wooded lakes).

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): about 80.

3. Cacaxtla (Archaeological site)
Arranged on top of a hill, past the town of San Miguel de los Milagros, this archaeological site is a true wonder for lovers of ancient Mexico. Under a giant metal roof, the complex preserves interesting wall paintings clearly show characters with physical traits elsewhere (perhaps Maya) that look like make profound rituals to bring fertility to the fields and other sporting stylish outfits military. If you do not know, we assure you will be surprised!

Directions: Leaving Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, heading towards Puebla, progresses to the height of the tollbooth "San Martín Texmelucan". Once at this point follow the signs to Tlaxcala and get tuned for directions to this unusual archaeological site.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): approximately 120.

4. Tlaxcala (Colonial City)
The smallest capital of Mexico is a real surprise for travelers. In its historic center you'll find several of its attractions among which the Parish of San José, the Government Palace, which houses a spectacular mural by local artist Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin and tells the story of Tlaxcala entity within the national historical development (which took more than 40 years of his life drawing) - as well as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, surprisingly charming ensemble. A few kilometers east of the Plaza de la Constitution can admire the beautiful cover featuring the Basilica of Ocotlan, one of the jewels of Mexican baroque in these lands.

Directions: Leaving Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, heading towards Puebla, progresses to the height of the tollbooth of San Martin Texmelucan. Once at this point follow the signs to this colonial city.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): approximately 125.

5. Huamantla (Pueblo Magico)
Recognized as Magic Town, this corner of Tlaxcala lets you know two of the most important pulque haciendas in the region. According to tradition, in one of them he stayed "La Doña" Maria Felix, during the filming of one of his many films. In the center you can not stop wandering around the temple dedicated to San Luis Obispo; during the festivities that take place on the night of August 14 looks impressive and colorful carpets of flowers that connect the input of this religious complex with other churches and chapels of the town within the party known as "The Night that nobody sleeps ", a cultural marvel. For smaller, Huamantla also houses the fun Puppet Museum exhibits more than one of these curious toy-wooden articulated characters.

Directions: Leaving Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, heading towards Puebla, progresses to the height of the tollbooth "San Martín Texmelucan". Once at this point follow the signs to Tlaxcala, Apizaco passes and come to this magical town.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): approximately 173.

6. National Park La Malinche (natural area)
Are you a lover of the outdoors? Then this natural space is for you. A few miles past Huamantla find the entrance to the National Park which boasts the nickname Malintzin or Marina, the woman who offered to Cortez in the Gulf of Mexico coasts served as interpreter during the terrible European captain development of the Conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. The area has trails that allow intrepid penetrate to hostels where you can go hiking or climbing, and get great views of the valleys of Tlaxcala-Puebla.

Directions: Leaving Tlaxcala, advances to the magical town of Huamantla After a few kilometers find the paths that lead to the entrance of the National Park.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): about 176.

7. Cholula (Pueblo Magico)
Known as the population over religious buildings in the country (some have counted more than 70 between chapels, churches, temples and even a convent!), Cholula is also home to the largest pyramidal base of Mexico. According to experts, the dimensions must have had a magnificent temple dedicated to Quetzalcoatl in the Indian capital of Tenochtitlan: allied during pre-Hispanic times, exceed by far the base and height of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan.Notes of this item for your visit!

Directions: Leaving Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, heading towards Puebla, advancing almost to the height of the Volkswagen car factory. Over there you will find the signs to Peripheral Ecological, which is the fastest way leading towards the center of this magical town.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): approximately 125.

8. Atlixco (Picturesque village)
Located southwest of the capital of Puebla, this city is famous for its colorful carpets of flowers and plants that decorate every week around the temple dedicated to St. Mary of the Nativity, next to the main square. For lovers of history of the colony, recommend climbing (walk down a fairly steep avenue) up to the former Convent of San Francisco, with its remarkable church and cloister raised towards the mid-seventeenth century. From the esplanade of this set you'll get one of the closest views you've ever had the Popocatepetl volcano, with its plume eternal, seems like to invite you to return again and again to this beautiful "place of flowers and water on the surface" .

Directions: From Mexico City through the Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, heading towards Puebla, advancing almost to the height of the Volkswagen car factory. That way you will begin to see the signs that indicate Peripheral Eco, which is the fastest way leading to Cholula and later connected to the motorway (toll) to Atlixco.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): approximately 150.

9. African Safari (theme park)
Opened in 1972, this zoo is a tradition in Puebla. Their concept has been copied in other parks in Mexico and the world and consists of a tour of its extensive facilities aboard your own car to discover the most popular species of the animal kingdom simulating the performance of a fun safari. The ideal place to visit in the company of the smaller home (especially on weekends).

Directions: From Mexico City through Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, heading towards Puebla, advancing almost to the height of the Volkswagen car factory. That way you will begin to see the signs that indicate Peripheral Eco, which is the fastest way leading to Cholula and Valsequillo, where this exciting zoo rises.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): approximately 140.

10. Puebla (World Heritage City)
Recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1987, the "city of angels" as it was originally founded, is a treasure of historical, architectural, cultural and gastronomic treasures. Among the attractions that you can not miss is a tour of its historic center to admire its beautiful Cathedral, losing breath at the fantastic collection of books that hosts the Palafox Library or visit the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe, where the 5 May 1867 Gral. Ignacio Zaragoza, head of the Eastern army, wrote one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of Mexico by beating the French army. You can not help but savor its traditional mole, chiles en nogada (in season) and traditional sweets.

Directions: Leaving Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza take the highway (toll) no. 190 Mexico-Puebla.

Kilometers from Mexico City (Zocalo): approximately 130.

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