Thursday, May 14, 2015


Chignahuapan is a city located in the northern part of the state of Puebla. Its name comes from the Nahuatl words Chicñahui, which means "nine"; atl, meaning "water"; and the suffix pan, meaning "about", "in". Together it means "about nine waters".
In pre-Hispanic times, the region occupied by the current municipality of

Chignahuapan was inhabited by Totonac peoples from about the seventh century. C., getting to exert control over the region until the tenth century However, during this period there was a coexistence between peoples Totonac, Nahua, Otomi and Tepehuas.
During the conquest of Mexico, Hernán Cortés granted permission to chichimeca chief Chichimecuatehuipil to settle in the region. This Tetehuitic founded the population, "the mountain of pyramids" as surrender site of worship to God Mixcóatl. Later, in 1527 he founded the town of Santiago Chiquinahuitle, "nine eyes water." Shortly after Franciscan missionaries arrived and established this place as a center of teaching and evangelization.
In 1874 the town was renamed Villa Chignahuapan. In the month of February 2012 mammoth remains were found in the town of Llano-green Chignahuapan these remains date from about 12 000 to 15 toursDirections
Basilica of the Immaculate ConceptionIt shows a contemporary and elegant architecture, but its main attraction is its interior, where there is a monumental sculpture of the Virgin Mary. The image, carved cedar wood, is one of the masterpieces of the sculptor José Luis Silvia poblano, and more than 12 meters high, it is one of the biggest indoor carvings throughout Latin America. The statue was inaugurated by the tempo on May 12, 1972, being parish priest Ildefonso Illescas. Also features a beautiful polychrome stained glass depicting the Annunciation of Mary. Located right at the entrance of the church, it seems to welcome the faithful with its party colors, especially when the sun's rays penetrate glass.

Thermal BathsTenextla neighborhood s / n In Chignahuapan there are several hot springs whose medicinal properties are recognized throughout the state. Tenextla thermal baths are located in a corner surrounded by greenery and emanating from a source at an initial temperature of 51 degrees Celsius, which then comes to the pools at a temperature between 25 and 38 degrees Celsius. The area is perfectly equipped to enjoy the water with comfort and access to the various services, and a hotel and spa.

Plaza de ArmasOne of the classic center of meeting spaces of the inhabitants of the city. Square exhibits at its center a picturesque kiosk painted colorful decorative Moorish following a clear trend. The structure was built in the early twentieth century with double wood and proudly holds the title of being the only kiosk Mexico all made of wood, and the only further that houses a fountain under its roof

Jump QuetzalapanAdvancing 8 km from the town center in northeastern direction, a steep wooded area alcana. Here is one of the highest waterfalls in the state, with approximately 200 meters. The contemplation of water falling into the void at its best is a unique experience, a mystical link between man and the forces of nature, while the rock walls through which water rushes are one of the objectives Searches by end rappel fans.

LagoonAround the municipal seat is distinguished by a leafy and lush vegetation due to the abundance of aquifers. Chignahuapan Lagoon, also known as Laguna Almoloya is a large aquifer consists of nine gentle eyes water, which is allowed to fish, take a boat ride and even take a dip. An ideal place to spend a day in contact with nature and just five minutes away from the city.
Tree-ear churchIxtlahuaca neighborhood. From 10:00 to 18:00 h. Despite its small size, it is one of the most peculiar state, not only for its structure or its ornaments, but because it holds within it a unique treasure: a tiny natural fungus frozen on the surface of the faithful say see different images religious, emphasizing the crucified Christ (to see him have to use a magnifying glass). The fungus was found in 1880 by a farmer and the finding was considered a miracle, so it was decided to build a church on that spot to venerate the relic unusual. Tree-ear church was officially given the name of the Lord of Health in principle, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus after.

Chapel La VillitaChignahuapan-Tlaxco road, kilometer 11 to 13 kilometers of San Antonio Matlahuacales. Every day from 10:00 to 16:00 h. Small temple in a Latin and covered with vault that housed inside a peculiar cross-piece: the trunk of a pine where miraculously the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe was formed. The image awakens the fervor of the locals, as they say, hear the prayers and petitions of devotees who pray to him.