About Atlixco

With a long history of Indian wars between the Chichimec and the powerful inhabitants of Huejotzingo, the prehispanic city of Quauhuquechollan was born on the skirts of the San Miguel Mountain.

Located on the path to the center towns, this prosperous town sustained a certain level of importance during the colonial era. Additionally, in the year 1540 it was already recognized as a successful wheat producing region, earning the name of America's Barn.

It was officially founded under the category of villa with the name Carrion by the Spaniards Pedro del Castillo and Cristobal Ruiz de Carrera, who became the first mayors of what would become a thriving colonial city.

Due to the economic and commercial success of Carrion villa, in the XVII century it exhibited convents and temples of each catholic order that reached the New Spain, among them were Franciscans, Augustans and Carmelites.

On the 14th of February in 1843, it was ascended to the category "“Ciudad de Atlixco"” by then President General Nicolas Bravo.

Once Mexico obtained its independence from Spain, the new sovereign nation had to face the attack of North Americans and French during the XIX century, invasions during which the dwellers of Villa de Carrion bravely defended their home, for which in the year 1998 the City of Atlixco was declared "“Heroic City"” of Mexico.

The 20th century witnessed the birth of Atlixco in the textile industry with the launching of the factories Metepec, La Concha, El Volcán, El León and El Carmen.

Located in the center of Puebla State, it is 6,036 feet above sea level. It has a moderate climate; its average temperature is 60° to 70°F.
 

Articles Releated with Atlixco

Mexico's Presidents in the 19th Century

After Mexico’s Independence, the country was in a constan...

The Best Museums in Mexico

Mexico is a country with a great cultural dynamic, a vast...

María Izquierdo, Mexican Art

One of the most important painters of Mexican art during ...

Earthquakes in Mexico, The Worst Earthquakes

The earthquake of Veracruz of 1973, also known as the Ori...

Puebla's Cathedral

With a great central esplanade, the Cathedral of Puebla w...

Mexico and its Exports

In the field of international trade, Mexico is a country ...

Most Viewed

The Monolith “Estela de Luz” in Mexico

The “Estela de Luz” (Stele of Light) Monolith is ...

Invasions to Mexico II; The French Invasion

The French intervention of Mexico by the army of the Seco...

5th of February, Commemoration of the Constitution’s Promulgation

The 1917 Constitution is the result of a long historical ...