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A PORT FULL OF ANCESTRAL TRADITIONS AND COLORFUL ARCHITECTURE

Cultural heritage site inscribed in 1998 on the World Heritage List as the Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan.. en la lista de Patrimonio de la Humanidad como Zona de Monumentos Históricos de Tlacotalpan.

Tlacotalpan is an ancient riverside port located near the Gulf of Mexico coast, in southeastern Veracruz, right next to the Papaloapan River. Its name means "land between the waters" in Nahuatl.

Its first inhabitants were the Totonacs who settled in this territory in the 12th century. In 1518, when Pedro de Alvarado conducted his expeditions on the Papaloapan River, the first contact with the Spanish took place. Throughout the 16th century, two large estates emerged: San Juan Zapotal and La Estanzuela, which would drive the development of the place during the colonial era.

Its natural surroundings and harmonious architecture give it a special charm. The city has been able to preserve its urban layout with wide streets oriented parallel to the river, houses with extensive arcades, and bright colors such as orange, yellow, pink, blue, and red, all framed by ancient trees that adorn public and private spaces.

"The Pearl of Papaloapan," as this city is also known, is an ideal destination to savor the authentic jarocho (Veracruz) atmosphere. It is an excellent combination of colonial and Caribbean architecture. Walking along its river is a very pleasant experience as you can enjoy both the joyful atmosphere of Tlacotalpan and a beautiful panoramic view of the river.

One of the traditions that has been preserved and has given fame to this town is the celebration of the Fiesta de la Candelaria, held from January 31st to February 2nd. During the festival, the Virgin of Candelaria is paraded along the river, creating a true popular celebration where faith is intertwined with huapangos and jaraneros' traditional music.

Visitors to this picturesque city can enjoy boat rides and exquisite seafood cuisine.

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN TLACOTALPAN

Visit the Temple of the Virgin of Candelaria

A beautiful building constructed in 1779 that houses the image of the Virgin of Candelaria, the patron saint of the town. Notable is the painting that crowns the altar, titled "The Coronation of the Virgin," an original by Salvador Ferrando.

Stroll through the colorful downtown

Enjoy this unique place declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1998. You can enter some of the small cafés and savor a delicious drink. It is one of the most Instagrammable places in all of Veracruz.

Visit the Salvador Ferrando Museum

This museum features works and personal items of the important local artist Salvador Ferrando.

Visit the Agustín Lara Museum

If you want to learn more about one of Mexico's most famous musicians, you can visit this pleasant place where you will find photographs, newspapers, trophies, and much more.

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