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TOP SIGHTS IN TLAXCALA

Acueducto de Atempan

A Xalnene stone construction from the 19th century. This structure has become one of the symbols of Tlaxcala.

For over a century, this aqueduct served to transport water to a mill and a hydroelectric plant.

It is located near the Tizatlán Botanical Garden, and the surrounding mountain range frames the aqueduct, making it a beautiful landscape in the city.

 

Calzada de San Francisco

To the southeast of Plaza de la Constitución, you'll find Plaza Xicohténcatl.

At the end of the boulevard, there is a tree-lined path made of quarry stone and rounded stones. Calzada de San Francisco has remained unchanged for over four centuries and serves as the entrance street to the Ex Convento Franciscano de la Asunción.

Walking along the boulevard will make you feel like you're traveling through time.

 

 

Casa de las Artesanías

 

The House of Crafts is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of the main craft manifestations of the region.

Here you will find a great variety of colorful items.

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Location

Av. Emilio Sánchez Piedras1, Tlaxcala, Tlax.

Escalinata de los Héroes (Staircase of Heroes)

The staircase is simultaneously a monument, fountain, promenade, and athletic track.

It was built in the 1960s, close to the historic center of the city of Tlaxcala.

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Ex Palacio Legislativo

This building with Art Nouveau reminiscences was inaugurated in 1901 as the venue for the legislative power of the State of Tlaxcala.

The Legislative Palace, also known as Palacio Juárez, served this purpose until 1982.

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Los Portales

 

They were built in the mid-16th century. They are located on the eastern and southeastern sides of Plaza de la Constitución. They are known as "Portal Real" and "Portal del Parián" and used to house stores selling overseas products.

Currently, different restaurants offering typical regional dishes can be found in Los Portales.

Monumento a Tlahuicole

A sculpture of the legendary Otomí warrior Tlalhuicolli or Tlahuicole.

The monument was made of plaster in the early 1950s by the Catalan sculptor Manuel Villard.

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Palacio de la Cultura

A beautiful neoclassical-style building.

It was built in 1939 and was intended to be the Secondary School and Preparatory School of the State.

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Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

This has been the city's meeting center for 475 years.  

It was built as a perfect square measuring 75 meters on each side.

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Plaza de toros Jorge “El Ranchero” Aguilar (Bullring)

The space currently occupied by the bullring used to be the Hospital de la Encarnación and the city cemetery of Tlaxcala.

Records from 1867 indicate the existence of a round arena, and during the 20th century, modifications were made until it reached its current state. It is considered one of the most beautiful bullrings in Mexico.

 

Location

Calle Independencia 24, Centro Histórico, Tlaxcala, Tlax.

Teatro Xicoténcatl

It has been in operation since 1873, and in the following years, it underwent renovations until it acquired its current neoclassical-style quarry façade.

Inside, also in neoclassical style, the ceiling stands out with paintings of the nine Muses, done in the Art Nouveau style.

 

Location

Av. Benito Juárez 21, Col. Centro, Tlaxcala, Tlax.

3 Must See Attractions in Tlaxcala

Cacaxtla Archaeological Site

Museo Regional de Tlaxcala, Ex Convento de San Francisco de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Catedral de Tlaxcala

A CITY WITH BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL JEWELS

 

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