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Huichapan

Discover one of the most beautiful towns in Hidalgo’s Bajío region. Be awed by its religious architecture from the colonial era and the lovely limestone buildings.

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What Makes It Magical

This was once the land of mule drivers who took goods and stagecoaches along the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road of the Heartland). This bravery forged characters such as Julián Villagrán, whose fearlessness led him to command groups of men in the insurrection that led to Mexico’s independence. Huichapan’s history is solidly shaped, like its limestone buildings—both religious and civil structures which are now admired for their beauty.

Why You Should Go

Colonial-Era Religious Architecture

  • Limestone churches with baroque ornamentation.
  • The 16th-century cross in the atrium of its church is a work of art from the colonial period.
  • The convent was founded by Franciscan monks.
  • The superb artistry of its church doorways.

At the Very Least

The churches: Parroquia de San Mateo, Capilla de la Tercera Orden, and Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.