Tepotzotlán: a popular weekend get away in the State of Mexico (VIDEO)


A lovely little town, just outside Mexico City, which makes it a popular weekend getaway from the city hustle and bustle. If you look at it on a map it looks like it belongs to the city, but it’s actually a different municipality.

In Tepotzotlàn you can visit the interesting Cathedral of San Francisco and the Museum of the Virreinato, which was closed for the pandemic when I visited. Unfortunately.

I couldn’t even enjoy the nice sculpture park Xochitla, which was also closed.

During the weekend you can also browse through the local market stalls with delicious food (Esquites especially), traditional clothing, and all sorts of arts and crafts. (that one was open)

At one hour’s drive, you can enjoy the Arcos de Sitios whose official name is Aqueduct of Xalpa, an architectural work built entirely in stone of 430mts long and considered the highest aqueduct in Latin America. You can walk on the arches and on a trail that goes around the park through swinging bridges with spectacular views of the arches.

From Mexico City, you can get there either by Uber or by the Ferrocarril subterraneo from Buena Vista station. However, if you love exploring you should rent a car in Mexico City so that you can drive around the surroundings of Tepotzotlan where you can appreciate the churches´ architecture, the lake “prensa de la Concepciòn” and the archeological site of La Cañada de Cisneros among other sites.

Source: Youtube

Mexico Daily Post