Atlixco mural

Want a lovely Pueblo Mágico with lots of color? Then you want to visit Atlixco!

Located about 17 miles southwest of Puebla, Atlixco is the city of flowers. Sitting at the base of the volcano Popocatépetl, Atlixco's rich volcanic soils make cultivation of flowering plants a major industry in the town.

And the hilly terrain makes for an ever-changing landscape, which means a lovely location in which to simply stroll. Many of the steep stairs have become Instagram-famous (although I don't use that platform, I can understand the attraction!)