Place:Huatusco, Veracruz, Mexico


Located inVeracruz, Mexico
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Huatusco is the better-known name of "Huatusco de Chicuellar", a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz, on the XalapaMexico City railroad and was founded by Italian immigrants. It is bordered by Calcahualco, the state of Puebla, Ixhuatlán del Café and Federal Highway 180.

The church of San Antonio de Padua is the oldest in Huatusco; it is important It has an image of Antonio de Pàdua Saint and it is like 20 meters high, it is inside the Church, and the church is one of the biggest of all state of Veracruz, and there is an important church on a hill, it is called "Cerro de Guadalupe" and every year on December 11 and 12 catholic people goes to the church to celebrate Guadalupe's virgin day. The priest celebrates with a mass; after that, people stay around the hill and have a picnic. Huatusco is very important for growing coffee, sugar cane and other fruits.

Huatusco is a small quiet town during the week, it has several hotels, the most important is "Los Cocuyos" which it has a nice golf course to play, and there is Hotel Huatusco, too. There are also more economical hotels there. The food is delicious and cheap, the coffee is great, Huatusco is surrounded by important hills like, Cerro de ecatepec, Cerro de Elotepec, and mostly by the Sierra Madre Orientale. So many years ago, Huatusco was called "La Ciudad de los Pianos", because in every house there was a piano, people enjoyed playing the piano, there so much history about it, and specially remarkable people.

In Huatusco you can find several typical food, plants flowers, edible roots, vegetables,and fruits. Huatusco also has an important history. The name of Huatusco de Chicuellar comes a story that somebody wanted to buy the town to start industries, and there was a person who paid the price in order to not sell the town. For that reason it is called Huatusco de Chicuellar who was a not very rich farmer.

The town "Colonia Manuel González", near Huatusco, was formed by many Italian immigrants who came mainly from Milan, Genova and Venice with some Sicilians and Napolese. The town retains many Italian traditions, and the language is being brought back since it was in a state of extinction. The town looks typically Italian.

From 1902 to 1953 Huatusco was served by the Córdoba and Huatusco Railroad narrow gauge railroad.

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