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Browse the many stalls of artisanal handicrafts, try delicious homemade Mexican cuisine and visit some of the impressive colonial churches.

Metepec is a charming town with an alluring historic center full of cafés and artisanal stores. It is known for its array of markets selling handicrafts, including the town’s emblematic Tree of Life model. Glimpse the fascinating local culture as you stroll through the town center.

The Church of Calvary is among the highlights of this quaint region. Clamber up the outdoor stairway that zigzags above a pleasant hilly lawn. Enjoy the excellent view of the historic center from the vantage point of the chapel entrance. Enter through the main portal and admire the oil paintings flanking the walls of the small nave.

Gaze up at the grand yellow façade of the San Juan Bautista Church. It is of Baroque concave design. Search the inside for works of art along the walls, vaults, arches and columns.

Browse nearly 100 permanent stalls displaying artisanal treasures in the Centro de Exposición y Venta Artesanal. See the iconic Tree of Life clay sculptures, colorful models depicting biblical passages. Chat with local vendors and negotiate prices for some of these handmade crafts.

Wander along the cobbled alleys of the town center and purchase artisanal furniture and home decorations. Enjoy meals of typical Mexican cuisine at family-run restaurants. You can sit outside year-round, due to the pleasant climate. The dry season runs from November through March, while the region is fairly wet from June to September.

Note that the Nahuatl name of the town translates to Hill of the Agave Plants. Metepec is in the southeastern outskirts of Toluca in central Mexico. Fly to the Mexico City International Airport and drive west for 1 to 2 hours to get here. The nation’s capital is about 45 miles (70 kilometers) away, while the charming town of Tepotzotlán is just a little farther. Ride a bus to Metepec’s Juarez Terminal or take a taxi from downtown Toluca.

Metepec is a quaint town full of colonial architecture, with streets of bright façades and enchanting churches.


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Suites Inn La Muralla Metepec
Suites Inn La Muralla Metepec
3 out of 5
Carr Toluca Ixtapan No 567, Col La Magdalena Ocotitlan, Toluca, MEX
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Located in Metepec, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of Calvary, Teatro Quimera, and Plaza Juarez. San Juan Bautista Church and La Tlanchana are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (89 reviews)

"Very clean rooms exelent services the staff very helpfull delicius food"…"

Reviewed on 2019/2/16

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Holiday Inn Express Toluca Galerias Metepec
2.5 out of 5
Blvd. Toluca Metepec 267 Norte, Col. La Michoacana-Metepec, Toluca, MEX
The price is NT$1,444 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5

Located in Metepec, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Galerias Metepec Shopping Center and Las Americas Plaza. Plaza Juarez and La Tlanchana are also ...

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Biohotel Metepec
Biohotel Metepec
3 out of 5
5 de Mayo No. 109, Barrio del Espiritu Santo, Metepec, Toluca, MEX
The price is NT$726 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Metepec, this hotel is steps from La Tlanchana, San Juan Bautista Church, and Plaza Juarez. Church of Calvary and Teatro Quimera are also within 5 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (52 reviews)
Hotel in main square

"Friendly staff. Convenient location."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/1

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Villas los Sauces Metepec
Villas los Sauces Metepec
2.5 out of 5
Prol. Tecnológico Nte. La Piedad, Toluca, MEX
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Located in Metepec, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Plaza Sendero Toluca and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Toluca Convention and Exhibition Center. Galerias Toluca and ...

3/5 (4 reviews)

"Buena relación precio calidad. El estado y limpieza del establecimiento se comprenden por el tipo de lugar y sus bajos precios."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/17

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Best Western Plus Metepec & Suites
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2.5 out of 5
Vialidad Solidaridad Las Torres 638, Ote San Jeronimo Chicahualco Metepec, Toluca, MEX
The price is NT$1,103 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Metepec, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Carlos Golf Club and Town Square Metepec. Tree of Life Artisanal Exhibition and Sale Center and La ...

3.3/5 (236 reviews)

"This property did NOT have an elevator and we were on the third floor. Very inconvenient and I’m sure that’s not even legal. The shower and toilet were also INSIDE the guest room. It was not a separate room and there was NO privacy."…"

Reviewed on 2019/6/4

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Hotel San Jeronimo Inn
Hotel San Jeronimo Inn
2.5 out of 5
Av las Torres 200, Metepec, Toluca, MEX
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Located in Metepec, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Carlos Golf Club and Town Square Metepec. Tree of Life Artisanal Exhibition and Sale Center and Plaza ...

2.8/5 (66 reviews)
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"Muy bueno, tranquilo limpió."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/16

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