Metepec is a beautiful valley located in the Estado de Mexico, east side of Toluca. Metepec means “Hill of the Maguey” in nahuatl and its foundation dates from 1526, being the land of ancestral cultures like the Otomies, Mazahuas and the Mazatlincas. Nowadays, Metepec is a growing city, near the Distrito Federal and other tourist destinations, with a modern infrastructure and excellent attention from its people so the tourist can keep visiting Metepec and everything that has to offer.
Catholic and colonial city by tradition, Metepec has ancient temples, most of them from the XVI century that the tourist can visit, like the San Juan Bautista Parish and the Former Franciscan Convent, the Virgen de los Dolores Church, San Mateo Parish, Chapels of Santa Crus, Espiritu Santo, San Bartolome, San Salvador and Santa Maria Magdalena, among others.
Other attractions of Metepec are the authentic Cerro de los Magueyes (Hill), which is great to take a walk; the Juarez Park where families and couples gather; the commercial art zone of Comonfort and the House of Culture that offers workshops, concerts and expositions.
One or more times a month religious parties are celebrated, such as the ones dedicated to San Juan Bautista. One of the few celebrations that are not related to religion is the “Quimera” Cultural Fair celebrated every October. Dances, music and colorful traditions is what the tourist can experience visiting Metepec during these celebrations.
If you want to spend a quiet vacation away from the noise of the city but near some very interesting places, don’t think twice. Metepec, in the Estado de Mexico, awaits to offer all its cultural richness.