During the conquest by the Purépecha, this territory was called Apatzeo, which means “Yellow flower”, “Cinnamon water”, “Limestone prominence” or “Place where apatzecuas bloom”. A more recent investigation by the historian Don Vicente Rivapalacio suggests that Apatzeo means “Place of Apatzis” or “Place of Opossums”.
Here you will find numerous haciendas, temples and chapels that make up this scene known for having charrería as a traditional sport, in addition to its centuries-old tradition of making delicious cheeses and other high-quality dairy products.
A must site to visit is El Palacio de Herrera, also known as “La Casa del Aguila” or “La Casa de los Perros”, a colonial construction from the 18th century, made in a Baroque style. The Town Hall Column and the statue to Emiliano Zapata.