Xicotepec is a Magical Town of Puebla in which the days are worry-free. Its perfect location in the mountain regions of Puebla turn this village into a magical and country-like place with an impressive colonial beauty.
The name of Xicotepec comes from Nahuatl language and means “Cerro de los Abejorros”.
What to do in Xicotepec
Xicotepec has a wide range of activities and attractions that you can enjoy during your trip. Surrender to the aromatic essence of coffee that permeates its streets or visit cultural places of colonial style.
Church of San Juan Bautista
Founded in 1571, this church in Xicotepec has impressive towers that adorn the landscape of this Magical Town. Its neo-Gothic architecture was inspired by that of the famous Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.
Monument to the Virgin of Guadalupe
This impressive monument has a height of 30 meters and is located on the Cerro del Tabacal, from where you can admire the panoramic views of Xicotepec. During some dates, the Monument to the Virgin of Guadalupe de Xicotepec, is the meeting place for pilgrimages.
Casa Carranza Museum
This museum in Xicotepec was named as it is located in the house where Venustiano Carranza was veiled. Inside the museum there are three permanent exhibition halls that are open to the general public.
Here you can admire the beauty of Xicotepec in all its splendor while enjoying an exquisite cup of coffee and cheese bread.
Attractions in Xicotepec
- Visit the Barbas de Carranza Waterfalls located in Tlaxcalantongo, 25 kilometers from Xicotepec.
- Buy crafts at the Ma-Xicotl Handicraft Store that offers various items such as belts, clothing and various textiles with Nahua embroidery.
- Visit a traditional healer and learn about the mystical traditions of Xicotepec. If you wish, you can also do a clean ritual to ward off negative energies.
Gastronomy and Culinary Tradition of Xicotepec
The cuisine of Xicotepec has a great reputation for offering an exquisite variety of typical dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients. Do not forget to try the delicious acamayas, quail eggs and rabbit in chiltepin. You can also delight your palate with out-of-this-world flavors in dishes such as tinga molotes with sauce.
Enjoy sweet moments with the traditional coffee of Xicotepec, as well as a delicious selection of typical confections such as jamoncillo, burnt milk and cheese bread.If you are ready to know Xicotepec, do not waste any more time and get ready to spend unforgettable moments with your family or friends, in this Magical Town of Puebla.