The state of Tlaxcala

Panoramic view of Txacala

The state of Tlaxcala is made up of 60 municipalities, where the indigenous Nahuatl, Totonaca, Otomi and Zapotec languages are still spoken. Composed of 38 rivers and streams, let’s learn a little more about this Mexican state.

Tourism in the capital city of Tlaxcala

Geographic location of the state of Tlaxcala

We start with the capital, known for its historic center and regional development. In this vast state, there are many destinations and places to visit during a vacation or a route through the country. Of the 60 municipalities, we will focus on several of them.

The municipality of Humantla

In this destination there are currently 21 archaeological sites to discover the ancient Mayan civilization. For religious buildings we have the ex-convent of San Luis or the parish of San Luis.

To get to know the culture of the city we have the Colegio Juana de Arco, which houses the Huamantla cultural center. There is also the original National Puppet Museum, the Bullfighting Museum, among many other historic buildings.

The municipality of Apizaco

Another municipality that is part of the state of Tlaxcala is Apizaco. Here you can do religious tourism visiting the Basilica of the Virgin of Mercy, the only building of its kind. Of neo-Gothic architecture, it is located in the center of the city.

Architecture You can visit the Casa de Piedra Museum, a building constructed in 1916 under the institution of Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México, but inaugurated as a cultural center in 2003, located in the center of the city.

You can also stroll through Cuauhtemoc Park, and have your picture taken in its large letters that form the name of the city.

The municipality of Calpulalpan

The cultural importance of this municipality lies in the archaeological site of Tecoaque, which means in the Nahuatl language ”place where the gods were eaten”. Another of the most important landmarks of the ruins was that a Spanish caravan led by Hernán Cortés was captured here.

The outstanding Zultepec-Tecoaque Site Museum exhibits approximately 200 pieces and graphics, and explains the Teotihuacan and Acolhua occupations at Tecoaque, among other events.

The municipality of Tetlatlahuca

The medieval village of Txacala

It is here that we find the well-known medieval village of Val’quirico. As a curiosity, it has architectural references from Italy and Spain. Funny and original murals can be seen on the walls of the streets.

Why not stroll along its cobblestone paths, look for handicraft or jewelry stores and enjoy the warm weather that characterizes this small town?

You can also taste exquisite restaurants with different gastronomies (we have recommended you more than once the acclaimed Careyes restaurant).

Haciendas in the state of Tlaxacala

Field of a Tlaxcala hacienda

The haciendas were very popular at the end of the 19th century. Currently there are about 40 in the state whose main activity is cattle raising and 200 former haciendas that you can visit.

One of the haciendas that you cannot miss on your trip to the state of Tlaxacala is Santa Barbara, located in Huamantla.

The hacienda with the appearance of a castle but without being one: the former Hacienda de San Francisco Soltepec, also in Huamantla. Finally, you will love the one in San Diego Baquedano, in Terrenate.

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