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Tepotzotlan - Museo Nacional del Virreinato



Tepotzotlan

The town of Tepotzotlan is 45 kilometers north of Mexico City in the Estado de Mexíco. Located on the town's large central plaza, the former noviate school and adjoining Jesuit church of San Francisco Javier now make up and house the Museo Nacional del Virreinato.

In 2002, Mexico's Secretariat of Tourism added Tepotzotlan to the list of Pueblos Mágicos (magical towns).

Museo Nacional del Virreinato

In 1964, the former noviate became the National Museum of the Viceroyalty. The museum houses art from the viceroyality, the period when Mexico was ruled by Spanish Viceroys. It ended in 1812, with Mexican Independence.

Years before the museum's founding, the premier Mexican art historian Miguel Toussaint had referred to Tepotzotlan as “an inexhaustable fountain of treasures.”

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