Tecali de Herrera

Tecali de Herrera is a town and municipality in Puebla state, southeastern Mexico.[1]

Tecali de Herrera (municipality)
Municipality and town
16th century Convent of Tecali de Herrera ruins
16th century Convent of Tecali de Herrera ruins
Country Mexico
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Nave of the Convent of Tecali de Herrera.


The town of Tecali de Herrera is located about 47 kilometres (29 mi) southeast of the city of Puebla.

It is center of onyx artisan objects production in Mexico.[2] The Municipal Market Onyx is supplied by the local union craftsmen.



Tecali was one of the most important cities of the ToltecChichimeca nobility, in the pre-Columbian era. It is registered in the "Matricula de Tributos" made during the time of Moctezuma. In the Nahuatl language the name Tecali derives fromtetl (stone) and calli (house), meaning 'where the houses of stone are.' [2]

Convent of Tecali de HerreraEdit

The ruins of the Spanish colonial era Convent of Tecali of Herrera (Ex-Convento de Tecali de Herrera) are a designated Cultural Heritage Monument in the municipality. The former Franciscan convent was completed in 1540, in New Spain (colonial México). It was designed in the Colonial Spanish Renaissance style by Diego de Arciniega.[2]


  1. ^ "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved January 4, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Midwesternerinmexico.com: "Tecali de Herrera - Mexico’s hub of all things onyx"; posted 29 March 2010; accessed 11.11.2014

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Coordinates: 18°54′N 97°58′W / 18.900°N 97.967°W / 18.900; -97.967