No surprise. It´s not written up in Lonely Planet. Trip Advisor won´t be able to tell you much about it, either.
But we go there once every year or two. It´s a place I look forward to visiting.
There isn´t much to the town. Like most towns, they have a lovely plaza, and, with their larger-than-usual fountain and normally-empty benches, Cuauntinchan´s plaza is more inviting than most.
But the real draw to Cuauntinchan is the former convent. There are traces of some seventeenth-century murals, next to the main church. The convent, its walls and patios, are clearly centuries old, I love the feeling of being immersed in history when I´m there.
But it´s also well-maintained. On weekends, the church is sometimes opened for weddings. (We crashed one there, once.) And it´s the type of town that wedding parties parade through town on foot.
Apparently the town throws a huge party for New Year´s. We haven´t been to that, but they were full-swing into setting up massive tents around the zocalo and in front of the convent. But they did advertise tours to the convent´s bell tower.
All in all, it´s a lovely, quiet place to wander through history, thanks to that convent.
|Doors to history|
|Pieces of a mural|
|Monks on a mural|
|Arches guarding the murals|
|Side entrance to the church on the plaza.|
Where is Cuauntinchan?
From the city of Puebla, follow the road to Tecali. It´s pretty close to Tecali, but there will be signs announcing Cuauntinchan.