Tepotzotlan, on the northern outskirts of Mexico City, was once the Jesuit headquarters of spiritual instruction for New Spain. Today, the 18th century church and monastery houses an expansive collection of religious art collected from around the nation in Mexico's Viceregal Museum. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stone facade and the recently restored main altar, incorporated into the museum, are considered by many to be the greatest example of Churrigueresque (or High Baroque) artwork in Mexico. Inside are beautiful chapels, a lovely garden and a wide array of ivory, corn stalk, and wooden religious art dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
(NOTE: Not to be confused with TEPOZTLAN, near Cuernavaca.)
Approximately 3 hours plus travel time