This is what Huichapan looks like, a Magical Town with more than 100 historic buildings

This is what Huichapan looks like, a Magical Town with more than 100 historic buildings
This is what Huichapan looks like, a Magical Town with more than 100 historic buildings

This site was declared a Historic Monument Zone in June of last year due to the more than one hundred buildings with historical value that it houses. Credit: @EduardoJavierBG

Huichapan It is a municipality located in the state of Hidalgo, which celebrated one year of having been declared as Historic Monuments Area (ZMH), on June 30, 2023 due to the large number of old buildings located there.

This decree was issued by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to protect an area of ​​this municipality that extends over 44 blocks, in which are located 150 buildings with historical valueof a religious and civil nature, which were built between the 16th and 19th centuries.

To commemorate this event, authorities from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the city council of this town unveiled a plaque in the quarry last June and signed a collaboration agreement aimed at developing actions in favor of the conservation and safeguarding of buildings that belong to Mexico’s heritage.

In addition, Huichapan is part of the list of the 132 Magical Towns in the country due to its cultural and architectural wealth, so it is also an excellent place to visit and spend a great weekend.

Parish of Saint Matthew the Apostle. Credit: INAH

Huichapan is a Magic Town which is characterized by its cobbled streets, its admirable viceregal buildings and old houses with wooden frames and wrought iron.

Among the activities that tourists can do are tours of its beautiful streets where they can observe the buildings that are part of this decree as they are historic due to the antiquity of their creation.

The parish of San Mateo Apóstol, the chapels of Guadalupe and the Third Order, the Temple of the Lord of Calvary, the Municipal Presidency, the old House of the Tithe and the Spire are just a sample of the 150 buildings that are part of this decree.

In addition, there are hot springs spas in the religion, you can visit the aqueduct “El Saucillo” built between 1732 and 1738, which is characterized by its 14 arches with 155 meters long and 44 meters high, considered the highest in Latin America.

“El Saucillo” Aqueduct.

One of the most striking destinations of this Hidalgo municipality These are the cave paintings that bear witness to the first explorers of Huichapan, as well as traces of the Otomi, Teotihuacan, Toltec and Aztec cultures, who also inhabited this region.

In addition, nearby activities include hiking, extreme sports such as mountain biking and low hill climbing.

Cave paintings. Credit: X/@SECTUR_mx

The Huichapan Municipal Presidency is a 19th century civil architecture building, which was built by order of Colonel Francisco Limón. The works on this site began on September 16, 1887 and it was not inaugurated until April 21, 1889.

Another of the outstanding monuments is the Parish of San Mateo Apóstol, which dates back to the 18th century and is dedicated to the town’s patron saint. Its construction began in 1753 and was completed ten years later.

The Guadalupe chapel is said to have been the original temple of the 16th-century Franciscan convent. In 1692, its bell tower was inaugurated, built of stone and topped with a sculpture of St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Inside, this site has a neoclassical altar on which lies an oil painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

This site was declared a Historic Monument Zone in June of last year due to the more than one hundred buildings with historical value that it houses. Credit: X/@SECTUR_mx

On the other hand, the Old House of the Tithe (La Borrasca) was used during the viceregal era for the collection, storage and preservation of the tithes that were collected by the Church during those years.

Finally, among the outstanding monuments is the Chapitel, a small chapel that was modified at the end of the 19th century, due to the confiscation of church property; however, on September 16, 1812, it was the scene of the first commemoration of the cry for independence.

 
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