Huasca de Ocampo is a picturesque town, proud to seduce the traveler, it’s a place full of fantasy and mysticism that offers unique sites with incomparable attractions.
“Place ofRejoicing ”
Located in the Hidalgo state to 38 Km. northwest of Pachuca city, by the federal highway n° 105, turn right at Km 23
deA Magic Town
Huasca de Ocampo, is a small colonial-style and Magic Town since the year 2001; the name comes from the nahuatl Huascazaloyam that means place of birds, water, vegetation and happiness,adopting de Ocampo in honor of the celebrated Mexican politician by the name of Melchor Ocampo, who lived in this place for a few years.
What to see in Huasca?
Amazinggeometric colums made of basalto, they are unique in the world, it have more than 50 meters high, they are igneous rocks outcrops that gave rise to a small gully located at the foot of a cliff washed by theSan Antonio Regla’s Dam waters.
Huasca Historical Center
Don’t forget to visit the heart of this magical town. You shouldn’t miss the Church of St. John the Baptist: Augustinian convent built in1780 by the religious order of St. Augustine.
A breaf history of Huasca...
The original name for the area was “Huascazaloya.” This come from Nahuatl and has three possible meanings. The first andmost probable means “place of happiness and abundance.” The second “place of water.” The third comes from a phrase that means “place where they make precious cotton shawls (mantas).” The appendage “deOcampo” was adopted in honor of Melchor Ocampo, who lived in 19th century. (He was a lawyer, scientist and a Mexican liberator). The town of Huasca became established between the 1760s and 1780s asPedro Romero de Terreros, the first Count of Regla, developed mining here. The mines he established along with earlier ones in Pachuca and Real del Monte made his the richest man in the world at the...