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CAVE PAINTINGS, HACIENDAS, AND EXTRAORDINARY NATURAL BEAUTY

Tlaxco is located in a mountainous area at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level, which results in a semi-cold climate. However, its landscapes are incredible, dominated by forests accompanied by ravines, streams, and small waterfalls.

Tlaxco has a rich history that dates back to the first inhabitants who left their marks in the cave paintings located in La Parada and La Gloria, dating back to 12,000 BC. Later, the Otomi people arrived, followed by the significant haciendas from the colonial era and the armed conflicts during the Reform, the French Intervention, and the Revolution.

When visiting this town, you can admire some of the most beautiful colonial jewels in the state, as well as enjoy its traditions and customs reflected in various festivities such as the Cheese, Wood, and Pulque Fair, and the Feast of San Agustín celebrated in August.

This town is located 43 km (50 minutes) north of the city of Tlaxcala, near the border with the state of Puebla, 74 km (one hour and 45 minutes) from the city of Puebla, and 174 km (3 hours) from Mexico City.

Tlaxco

What to See in Tlaxco

Tourist Attractions in Tlaxco

Parroquia de San Agustín

This building dates back to the 18th century and features a pink quarry facade in Plateresque style. Inside, the 18th-century organ, two baroque altars dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Virgin Dolorosa, as well as the main altar completed in 1760, are particularly noteworthy.

Capilla del Calvario

The chapel was built in the late 19th century on top of a pyramid with thick walls and an arched entrance.

Capilla de Lourdes

This chapel, built-in 1898 with pink quarry in a neoclassical style, stands out for its atrium, two towers, and the image of the Virgin of Lourdes adorning its main altar, brought from France.

Haciendas

Just a few minutes away, there are several haciendas worth visiting, such as:

  • María Xalostoc Hacienda, dating back to the 16th century and now restored to share its magical atmosphere.
  • Xochuca Hacienda, where pulque is produced, and visitors can learn about its production process and taste the ancestral beverage.
  • San Buenaventura Hacienda, built in the 18th century, preserving its facade and original structure.
  • Tepetzala Hacienda and Cattle Ranch, dating back to 1530, still preserving some of its architectural features.
  • Mazaquiahuac Hacienda, built in 1549, remodeled to be used by the Military School of Shooting.

What to Do in Tlaxco

Select your Adventure in Tlaxcala

UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN TLAXCO

Explore Las Vegas

Visit Los Laberintos (the Mazes)

Have fun in the Recreational Parks.

Explore the natural beauty

The surroundings are full of natural attractions, such as the Sierra de Tlaxco, covered with beautiful forests of pine and oak trees; Peña del Rosario, surrounded by enigmatic legends; Peñuela, an ideal place for hiking; and the Bat Cave, which serves as a study place for this interesting species.

Discover Rock Paintings

You can also visit the cave paintings in La Gloria, located in the ranch of the same name, dating back to 10,000 BC and featuring 60 well-preserved glyphs, all while enjoying the natural landscapes.

Enjoy an eco-park

For those seeking adventure and fun, there's Rancholandia, a park with cabins, ATVs, boats, zip lines, and other attractions.

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