Tabasco’s capital city, Villahermosa

Grijalva River in Villahermosa, Tabasco

To plan the best routes and discover all the possible attractions in Villahermosa, we have compiled a list of the most outstanding points. Located in the state of Tabasco in Mexico, we compiled in these lines what you need to know to travel with your loved ones.

Villahermosa in the state of Tabasco

Villahermosa is the capital of this Mexican state and is bordered by several municipalities such as Nacajuca or the state of Chiapas (if you are passing through and feel like a tour of Chiapas, what to see and what to dowill be an ally in your next trip).

Tourist attractions in Villahermosa

  • Tomás Garrido Park
  • The Government Palace
  • The Tabasco History Museum
  • The House of Tiles
  • The Caves of Coconá
  • The house of culture

Tomás Garrido Park in Villahermosa

The best tourism in Villahermosa

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What to do in downtown Villahermosa

In the center of the capital we can find the main square and several neighborhoods such as La Punta and La Santa Cruz. There we will be able to taste typical dishes, walk around and buy some souvenirs of the trip. We will also see the Palacio de gobierno or La casa de los azulejos.

The house of tiles at Villahermosa

It is named for the splendid ceramic decoration that adorns the entire facade of this building built between 1890 and 1915. It is also covered by sculptures with very particular stories of illustrious characters, such as Mercury or Cleopatra. It can be visited every day of the week except Monday.

Villahermosa’s main square

Like numerous plazas in different cities and towns in Mexico, it is considered by its citizens as the heart and vital part of the city. There are shows and celebrations that are part of the culture of its inhabitants. This space was designed by the Spaniard Diego de Quijada in 1564.

The Cathedral of the Lord of Tabasco of Villahermosa

Seat of the Diocese of Tabasco, it is the main religious center of the state. In the 20th century, the cathedral suffered a fire caused by the anti-religious campaign that took place at that time.

This stage promoted by Tomás Garrido led to more vandalism, closure and destruction of several churches and buildings of this type. One of the most remarkable things is the facade of the cathedral in baroque style, a trend that can also be seen in the interior of the cathedral.

The Grijalva River in Villahermosa

In addition to Grijalva River, it is also known as Tabasco or Chiapas. It is the second largest in length, 480 kilometers, and produces a large amount of hydroelectric power in the country. It flows into the Gulf of Mexico and its source is in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, in Guatemala.

Alternative destinations to Villahermosa

If you feel like a change of scenery, plan a carefree vacation and barely worry about the day to day, we have a great plan.

To rest from the daily routine in the best possible tourist place, we recommend you to book in the all-inclusive hotels in Cancun of the Oasis chain. Who doesn’t feel like lying in a hammock, sunbathing and enjoying the sound of the ocean waves?

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