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Huitzuco, a place of monuments among thorns

Huitzuco City is a place in Guerrero that has tourist attractions full of history and culture.

Actually, there are several meanings of the name. Some say that it comes from the Nahuatl word Huizilizo, which means ‘Thorns’, so it could mean ‘place of thorns’. And it is because in the region the huizaches predominated.


There is not much information regarding the Huitzuco foundation, but it is known to be very old. After excavations and investigations Aztec objects were found. Possibly, these towns came from the state of Morelos since there are several sculptures and investigations that demonstrate this.

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Historical monuments and archaeological sites

Among the attractions of Huitzuco are its historical monuments dedicated to heroes and revolutionaries. These works can be found in the capital, in the Chapel of Guadalupe Real, in Calvary and in the Parish Church of Santiago Apóstol. There is also the Aqueduct in Huitzuco, which supplied water in colonial times.

In the same way you can visit its archaeological monuments, such as the Huitzuco Tombstone. It is a wall on the Cerro de los Huashocotes, which is 12 meters long by 5 meters high. Other sites with archaeological remains are La Maroma and El Cantón.

The most traditional of Huitzuco

In addition, in the municipal seat there is a beautiful garden and if you want to know a little more about the place, there is a small museum.


At the end of July they celebrate Santiago Apóstol, their employer. When September arrives they celebrate the Lord of Mercies in the Church of the Lord of Forgiveness. Among the most traditional dances are those of the Tecuanes, Moros and Vaqueros. Another special date is the Mexican Revolution.

Regarding the crafts of the area, there are plenty of pottery, fur and leather goods. In general, the atmosphere of Huitzuco is very picturesque and you will enjoy getting to know it.


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