Amecameca is located in the southeast of the State of Mexico, near the mountain range known as “Sierra Nevada”, inside the boundaries of the volcano axis province and meets with the Moctezuma – Panuco river.
|It is a starting suitable point to travel to the Popocateptl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes.
Cortez Road.- It is a small mountain range named Ahualco which unites both volcanoes in a place called Tlamacaxco (known as Tlamacas or Cortez Road).
Amecameca borders Tlamanalco to the north, Atlautla and Ozumba to the south, San Nicolas de los Ranchos and Tochimilco to the east and Ayapango and Juchitepec to the west.
Most of its roads are paved although in diverse manners such as asfalt, pavement and country roads.
The main celebration of this municipality is in honor to “San Pedro Nextapa” on the 29th of July. Many years ago, when the township was celebrating this saint, the Popocateptl volcano began spewing ash and earth, which it continues to do to a smaller degreee to this day.
We were told by a lady from this town, that everyone´s glass began filling with ash and that everyone and everything was covered in white, which caused fear among the population as it had never happened before.
|THINGS TO KNOW
Amecameca has a campus of the state university “UAEM”.
ROADS IN THE CITY
HOW TO GET THERE
FROM THE CITY OF MEXICO (D.F.).- Take autopista 150 headed towards Puebla and proceed to follow the signs to Cuautla and Tlalmanalco. Take a left on the road headed to Tlamacas.
FROM THE NORTH OF THE STATE OF MEXICO.- From Tepozotlan take Circuito Exterior Mexiquense. You will find it at the Ford plant at Cuautitlan Izcalli, take it in the Tultitlan-Coacalco direction. Head towards Central de Abasto and follo Vialidad Mexiquense which is a road parallel to the Lopez Portillo road. Continue to Ecatepec until you meet Highway 150 headed to puebla. From there follow the signs pointing you to Cuautla and Tlalmanalco.
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AMECAMECA DE JUAREZ (CABECERA MUNICIPAL)