Enjoy its pre-Hispanic food, walk around its haciendas, and contemplate the majestic aqueduct.
Things to do
Services in Zempoala
What Makes It Magical
Memory and the legacy of ancestors are latent in Zempoala. It seems like here time lingers among haciendas and charros (Mexico’s answer to the cowboy). And pulque and pre-Hispanic cuisine are also still present in daily life. Visiting this town means learning more about the past that brought about the imposing aqueduct that stands so steadfastly.
Why You Should Go
Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
- It is an extraordinary example of colonial-era waterworks and now a World Heritage site.
- The entire system extends over 30 miles. There are five sets of archways, including the arches in Tepeyahualco—the most famous and breathtaking—stretching 130 feet high, making it the highest in the world until the 17th century.
At Very Least
Check out its 16th-century architecture.
- Hop on the tourist bus and get to know Zempoala.
- Admire the murals in the Former Convent of Todos los Santos.
- Visit its haciendas.
- Try ximbote, the traditional dish of stuffed cactus.