Mexican Haciendas, What about Them

San Antonio El Puente

San Antonio El Puente

In Mexico, you can find special accommodations such as the historic hotels or estates called Hacienda. With a mixture of Spanish colonial flair some of these are suites and some are rooms, 9 colonial mansions. A place that used to be a fort now called Casa del Parque and its principal used to be a historical landmark. This used to be the wealthiest towns in new Spain at the location San Miguel El Grande. This is not named with the word Hacienda.

Hacienda San Antonio El Puente

The 18th century Hacienda San Antonio El Puente belonged to one of the region’s sugar cane producers. The sugar production process at that time was noted and given a description in the poem “Un Paseo por Cuernavaca” by Guillermo Prieto who is a poet in the 1845.  One other story about this place’s significance was it being the movie location for two films namely El Ciclon and Los Gavilanes with Pedro Infante. It was also significant as it was the accommodation for General Manuel Dolores Asunsolo during the Revolution as he spent his night there on his way to delivered the keys to the city Cuernavaca in particular to General Emiliano Zapata.

It became a public recreational center about 10 years later. It was known as Balneario Real del Puente then when they get five thousand visitors averagely. It was restored to the Spirit of an Epoque.

Hotel Hacienda Cocoyoc

Casa de Sierra Nevada

Casa de Sierra Nevada

Literally, the name of this Hacienda means ‘the place of coyotes’. The town itself had long existed before the Spanish conquest and it is now many centuries old. It was founded by the Tlahulcas about two hundred years before the Aztecs in the 11th century. The second king of the Aztecs, Huitzihuitl conquered it later, and had Moctezuma the First. During this time, he governed the empire until 1469. Cocoyoc had an excellent weather. Other than this, it has lush vegetation and a very peaceful atmosphere. It was given to Hernan Cortes who was Marquis of Oaxaca in 1521 due to his Conquest of Mexico. He married Isabel the Aztec ruler’s daughter at that time. The Spaniards introduced sugar cane and that was how historically it begins and prospered in size to a Hacienda over negotiations, marriages as well as purchases. There were even horse-driven Trapiche or sugar mill, chapels, acres of land during the 18th century. There were even arched stone aqueducts that were so beautiful.

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