Tepoztlan is credited as the birthplace of Ce Acatl, later known as Topiltzin Ce Acatl Quetzalcoatl, the the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god widely worshipped in ancient Mexico. At the Top of the hill, just outside of Town is the temple pyramid, called “El Tepozteco” devoted to Ometochtli-Tepoztēcatl, the supposed inventor of pulque, a beer-like drink made from the maguey plant. What makes this pyramid a major attraction is the hill and the climb. A 1500’ climb up a steep trail, ending up with breathtaking views. Well worth the climb if you are fit and acclimated to the altitude, about 6000’ at the bottom of the hill.
Tepoztlan also has The Tepoztlán Ex-Convento Museum, built by the Tepoztecan Indians under the orders of the Dominican friars between 1555 and 1580, dedicated to the Virgin of the Nativity. In 1993, INAH created a restoration project and in 1994 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This site is the parish of the Nativity and the Museum and Historical Documentation Center of Tepoztlán