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Knowing Tepoztlan, Morelos. Mexico
Tepoztlan is a town in the State of Morelos, Mexico located in a valley surrounded by mountains between which lies the "Cerro del Tepozteco" (Tepozteco's Hill) that give the site a mystique that has helped many people gather to perform various activities of a spiritual or healing kind or simply for relaxation and rest.
Convento de Tepoztlan Morelos
To Tepoztlan from Mexico City - by car
Tepoztlan is located 81.2 km (50.4 miles) about 1 hour drive, south of Mexico City, in the neighboring State of Morelos
The word comes Tepoztlan from its etymological roots of "tepozt-tli" meaning iron or copper and "tlan" which means abundance or place. Then, Tepoztlan means where abundant copper.
The village of Tepoztlan is located at the end of a small valley surrounded by high mountains and large rocks of strange shapes that make up a very special landscape. Among the famous rocks Tepozteco, a rock that rises nearly 400 feet above the town, on top of which sits a small pyramid that is visited each week by several thousand people and from which you have a magnificent view of the village and across the valley.