Sensations and spaces that captivate in the exclusivity of Santo Cristo, a former colonial-style hacienda with more than 300 years of history; considered a historical monument by the INAH.
To understand its significance, let's get to know a little about Altixco, whose name means “Water on the surface of the earth”. Before the arrival of the Spaniards, this region belonged to two manors: Calpan and Huaquechula.
In 1519, the Spaniards arrived to the area and discovered the fertility of this valley, arousing their interest in establishing themselves on the site. By 1570, Atlixco obtained its independence from the capital by calling itself Villa Carrión, a wheat and four producing village.
During the revolution, Atlixco was invaded and destroyed by the Zapatistas, but its vestiges remained. Such is the case of Hacienda del Cristo, which in addition to being a great producer of grain and livestock, recalled Atlixco as an example of the Spanish crown. Its chapel was used by the residents and workers of the Hacienda.
The first construction of the place was around 1540. A little has been registered of the viceregal period, having registration of the first owner of the farm in 1801, which was Don Juan Sánchez Vizcaíno, with the time, change of owner and during 1931, for testamentary reasons, Mrs. Josefina Pinzón de Escobedo, divides the property into two parts: “Rancho Cristo el Grande” and “Rancho Cristo el Chico”, the latter being the site that today houses Hacienda Santo Cristo. For many years, the Hacienda was abandoned and its renovation took more than three years of work respecting its original appearance.
Considered by many as the place of eternal spring and with one of the best climates in the country, Atlixco is a privileged landscape, decorated by the beauty of the Popocatépetl volcano and its natural treasures.
This magical town is recognized by its flower trade and even celebrates its main festivities with floral carpets.
A small piece of Puebla that is undoubtedly an excellent tourist destination, where you can reconnect with nature and tranquility.
One of the emblematic sites of Atlixco is the Municipal Palace known as the Villa del Carrión, which was inaugurated in February 1908 after centuries of construction. Inside you can find the murals of Juan Manuel Martínez Caltenco, which tell the story of Atlixco, as well as enjoy the local gastronomy in the Atlixco food market.
A recommended activity in Atlixco is to visit the Ex Convent of Carmen, one of the oldest buildings in Atlixco. Once inhabited by the Discalced Carmelites, today there are two museums in this space: the Museum of Valley Cultures and the Museum of Santa Clara.