Zacatlan de las Manzanas

The waterfalls of Zacatlán

Like the magical town of Patzcuaro, Zacatlan has the privilege of being one of the magical towns of Mexico since 2011. Come and meet one of the largest producers of apples and understand its peculiar nickname.

The magical town of Zacatlan

In the Nahuatl language it means ”place where the grasses abound”. This is one of the 217 municipalities in the state of Puebla, just two hours from the Mexican capital.

If you are traveling through the state, we recommend the must-see tours in Puebla, which will surely serve as a guide.

Tourism in Zacatlan

This magical town received the title of city in 1847 and since then it has not stopped developing and becoming a tourist destination to value.

For one of the many qualities for which Zacatatlan is known, we highlight the old Franciscan Convent, the spectacular landscapes that leave its natural reserves or for being one of the largest producers of apples, blueberries or bread stuffed with cheese.

Tourist attractions in Zacatlán

The Municipal Palace

It was designed by architect La Salle, designed by Manuel Medina and directed by Camilo Soto. It is a neoclassical building built between 1876 and 1896.

Floral Clock

Its characteristic floral clock, located in the center of the city, is considered one of the few of its kind in the world. It has nine songs that play during the different seasons of the year and for everyday moments of the day.

The floral clock of Zacatlan

St. Peter and Paul Parish

From the 16th century, this yellow and red building, with its integrated tower and several bell towers, is one of the most characteristic structures of the city.

Franciscan Convent Temple

It is a colonial building of Renaissance style and built entirely of stone. Inside you will see the octagonal dome and a neoclassical altar. Construction is believed to have begun in 1562.

Paseo de la Barrana Vitromurals

With more than 400 meters located in the municipal cemetery, these murals celebrate the 300 years of the founding of the city.

The original murals of Zacatlan

The Tulimán waterfall

It has a waterfall of more than 300 meters, the largest in Puebla. Located in a natural area, where you can practice different sports activities such as climbing, zip-lining, hiking and much more.

Valley of the overlapping stones

Around 2,000 hectares are waiting for you to visit in Zacatlan’s ecotourism park. A beautiful landscape of stones, nature and vegetation that you will love.

Ecotourism panoramic view in Zacatlán

Festivals, traditions and celebrations of Zacatlan

  • Easter
  • Illhuítl Cuaxóchitl Festival
  • Danzón Festival
  • Parade of floats
  • Cheese Bread Festival
  • Mole poblano Festival
  • Cider Festival
  • Patronal Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
  • The Great Apple Fair
  • Day of the Dead
  • Christmas Holidays

Alternative tourist destination to Zacatlán

After seeing the municipality of Puebla, its cultural and natural tourist attractions and tasting its varied gastronomic offer, you will be thinking about your next vacation spot.

We propose a paradisiacal trip to the wonderful Oasis all-inclusive hotels in Cancun, for those who want to enjoy comfort and luxury in the same place.

About the Author
Patu Soto | Me gradué en Periodismo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Durante estos años, he podido desarrollarme como periodista y fotógrafa amateur en el periódico El Ibérico ubicado en Londres. También he colaborado y publicado tanto artículos escritos como reportajes fotográficos en varios medios digitales. Tuve la oportunidad de desempeñar labores de Community Manager en el centro cultural japonés Sakigake en Madrid. Actualmente colaboro como Redactora SEO para Oasis Hoteles & Resorts, con sede en Cancún. En mis ratos libres sigo formándome, aprendiendo y conociendo más acerca del mundo digital en general y de los RRHH en particular. Si quieres conocer mi trabajo un poco más, conecta conmigo en mi Linkedin.

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