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Tizatlan was the fourth Tlatocayotl (manor) or calpulli (neighborhood).

It was founded by the Teochichimecas in the thirteenth century, out of the four that created the great manor or Republic of Tlaxcallan. On September 23,1519, the Hispanic-Tlaxcalteca military alliance took place, between Xicohténcatl Huehue (the Elder), who is said to be over 100 years old, and the Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés.

Must see Buildings

There are only few remains of what it used to be the Xicohténcatl Huehue Palace and two polychrome altars representing Mictlantecuhtli, God of the Underworld, Tezcatlipoca, Lord of the Night, and Camaxtli, Guardian God of the Tlaxcaltecs. The altar walls are decorated with freckles, feathers, hearts, skulls, hands and butterflies.

Like the Ocotelulco murals, those of Tizatlán are similar to the designs of the Borgia Codex, whose origin is considered Mixtec.

 

Tizatlán

Tizatlán Site Museum

The museum has an exhibit of the pices found in the site like Tláloc figurines, a collection of ceramics and reproductions of the murals and altars of the Palace of Xicohténcatl el "Huehue" (old).

Location

Xicoténcatl s/n, Colonia Centro, San Esteban Tizatlán, Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, just 15 minutes from the downtown of the city of Tlaxcala.

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.

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