Amecameca

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Amecameca

(ämā'kämā`kä), town (1990 pop. 25,374), Mexico state, S central Mexico, at the foot of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. The sanctuary of El Sacro Monte, the most venerated spot in Mexico after the shrine of Guadalupe HidalgoGuadalupe Hidalgo
, shrine, central Mexico, in the Federal District. The basilica of Guadalupe containing the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (feast: Dec. 12) is the focal point of the most famous pilgrimage in the Western Hemisphere.
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, stands on a hill above Amecameca. The town's history dates back to 1200.