One of the town's popular attractions are the 16th-century convents,
declared a UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 1994. The Museo y Centro de Documentación
Histórica de Tepoztlán is located in the Ex-Convento
de la Natividad, east of the Zócalo. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday,
The Tepozteco archaeological site, including the pyramid with
an impressive view, is located uphill. The trek is strenuous and
the trail is steep. There is a small admission charge. To reach
the trailhead, walk to the end of Avenida del Tepozteco.
The pyramid at the top dates to 1100 A.D. and was erected to the
god of pulque, a milky alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant.
The view is dramatic.
Tepoztlán was occupied by the French in the 19th century
and by Zapata
during the Revolution.