Atlixco Puebla
Magical Town

Where to Go & What to Do

En Atlixco Puebla encontrarás mil colores en movimiento. Flores, manantiales y danzas ancestrales en las faldas del volcán Popocatépetl. 

Atlixco presume de tener el mejor clima del mundo y las flores son parte del paisaje cotidiano.

Es por ello que uno de sus muchos atractivos son sus balnearios, perfectos para pasar un día en familia.

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Due to its proximity to the city of Puebla, Atlixco became a place where several convents were established and can be visited today, such as the Exconvent of Carmen, La Merced and San Francisco.

San Miguel Arcángel is a character that unites Atlixco's pre-Hispanic past with its colonial vestiges, since on September 29 the feast of its patron saint takes place.

The Huey Atlixcáyotl festival is one of the most important in Puebla since it gathers participants from different parts of the state who, through music, dance and different rituals, thank Quetzalcóatl for the good harvests.

🏙 Actividades en Atlixco Puebla

Top 10 Attractions

  1. Zócalo de Atlixco
  2. Parish of Santa María de la Natividad
  3. Murals in the Municipal Palace
  4. Ex Convento del Carmen, where the Museum of the Cultures of the Valley and the Museum of Santa Clara are located.
  5. Hidalgo Avenue
  6. Wide Stairs of Atlixco
  7. Cervecería 5 de Mayo
  8. Ex Convento de San Francisco
  9. Cerro de San Miguel
  10. Jardín Mágico of Atlixco

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Surrounded by historical monuments and vegetation, on the slopes of Popocatepetl.

You can visit plant nurseries, gardens, colonial mansions and do extreme sports such as parachute jumping or ride on ATVs in the surrounding area.

Besides, the weather is fantastic all year round. Not for nothing is it known as the city of flowers.

This Magical Town coexists with the Popocatepetl volcano. Wherever you stand, whether on a terrace or at the top of the Cerro de San Miguel, the volcano always watches over Atlixco.

Visiting this magical town is an aromatic and multicolored adventure. This town boasts a climate superior to the rest of Mexico because there are trees, flowers, fruits and plants everywhere.

By car it takes 35 minutes to get to Atlixco. It is 30 km away. There is a toll booth with a cost of 46 pesos.

By bus the line of Autobuses Oro has the route Puebla City - Atlixco with an approximate cost of 35 pesos and with several points of ascent from the City of Puebla.

During the Christmas and New Year's season, the Villa Iluminada in Atlixco, which since 2021 has evolved into the Brilla Fest, has become a tradition.

It is a festival and and a spectacle of light and color that transforms the magical town into an Illuminated Village for 40 days a year.

The figures that make up Villa Iluminada are completely designed and elaborated by Mexican hands, with LED technology. 

  • Parish of Santa María de la Natividad
  • Ex Convento del Carmen - Museo de las Culturas del Valle and the Santa Clara Museum
  • Ex Convento de San Francisco
  • Capilla de la Tercera Orden
  • Temple and Hospital of San Juan de Dios
  • Cerro de San Miguel Chapel
  • Museum of Las culturas del Valle and the museum of Santa Clara inside the Ex Convento del Carmen
  • John Naka Bonsai Museum - Web Site
  • Museo Industrial of Metepec Atlixco – Facebook
  • Mezcal Amate Atlixco – Facebook
  • Viñedos Entreerres – Puebla vineyards – Web Site
  • Atlimeyaya Waterfalls in San Pedro Atlixco

Where Atlixco Puebla is located

Distance between Atlixco and Other Cities

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Puebla City
31 km | 19 Mi
30 Minutos
Tlaxcala City
64 Km | 40 Mi
1 Hour
Cuernavaca Morelos
137 km | 85 Mi
2 Horas
Mexico City
155 Km | 96 Mi
1 hora 50 minutos
Pachuca Hidalgo
170 km | 106 Mi
2 Horas 20 Minutos

From Atlixco to other Magical Towns

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Cholula Puebla
42 Km | 26 Mi
35 minutos
Huamantla Tlaxcala
89 km | 55 Mi
1 Hora 20 minutos
Tlayacapan Morelos
104 km | 64 Mi
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Tlaxco Tlaxcala
106 km | 66 Mi
1 Hora 46 Minutos
Tepoztlán Morelos
115 km | 71 Mi
1 Hora 43 Minutos

Official Tourism Site

Marvel at the splendor of its elegant colonial buildings, streets and flavors that live up to its nickname "City Of the Angels".

A legend is responsible for this beautiful city being known as Puebla de los Angeles.