The Great Wall of Xochicalco is proof of the greatness of pre-hispanic history. Recently excavated, 500 meters long and 4 meters wide, it defended the main Xochicalco, allowing it to make a first stand. Xochicalco emerged with the fall of Teotihuacan (650-900 A.D.) as one of many defensive cities around central Mexico. Over one hour south of Mexico city, it was inhabited by some of Teotihuacan’s finest citizens whose greatness has reached us through the carvings of their main pyramid.
If you travel 150 miles south of Mexico city, you will see that the state of Morelos proudly benefits from its many tourist attractions, taken as places of interest for many chilangos (Mexico city inhabitants). Among these we find one of Mexico’s most renown horseback riding locations, Tepoztlán. The Cacahuamilpa caverns are ideal for rafting, spelunking, sight-seeing and a lot of laughter. The state’s capital, Cuernavaca, has historically been used as a place to enjoy both a relaxing stay as well as a promising night life; it is common that people staying in Cuernavaca visit Taxco; thus, Archaeology’s late findings contribute to increase the state’s degree of beauty.
Visit Morelos for two or three days all on its own, as part of a larger trip including Oaxaca, Chiapas and other states, or as a one-day trip from Mexico city – its history, geography, resources and people will delight you.
- Daniel Mendivil and Miguel Vargas