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.
 

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