Travel Tuesday: Zona Arqueológica Chalcatzingo
During our annual trip to Mexico last year besides visiting Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta, we also visited several towns in Morelos, my dad’s home state. As I have mentioned before, I felt the need to be closer to my Mexican roots even more than I already was, and part of that was to visit more places in the home state of my dad. Although I have visited the state frequently, there was a large part of it that was still unknown to me which is why we decided to travel more within it this time around. One of the towns we visited was Chalcatzingo, a town where unbeknownst to me (until I started to do my research), was also home to some ruins, Zona Arqueológica Chalcatzingo. Most people only know about Chichén Itzá, Tulum, Monte Albán, and Teotihuacán, the truth is that Mexico is home to numerous archaeological sites, many of which still aren’t that well known outside of the country itself. I am fascinated by ruins which is why I’m making it a mission to visit all of the ones located in Mexico to start off with. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the aforementioned, some a few times, so I knew I had to visit these as well.
The church in the center of the town
Cuezcomate – place where corn is stored
The site is relatively small and only contains two actual ruins, but it’s still worth the visit.
The archaeological site is elevated which is why the fog seems to “rest” on one of the mountains.
This was the second time my dad visited the ruins.
If you’re ever in the state of Morelos, make sure to visit the Chalcatzingo ruins. You can read a little more about them here.