The city of Tlaxcala welcomes travelers with its distinctive charm—warm and happy. With each step you come across art, music, flavors, and traditions.
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Tlaxcala may be a small state, but it possesses enormous beauty and a charming colonial city bursting with magnificent murals, stunning churches, and a bullfighting tradition. Right in the center of the Mexican Republic, Tlaxcala is bordered by Mexico, Puebla, and Hidalgo states. All parts of the state have their own special something. In just a few days you can see its attractions, although there is always something else to discover. You will find natural beauty, history, culture, and one of the country’s richest culinary traditions.
The city of Tlaxcala, the capital of Mexico’s smallest state, is a welcoming city, perfect for walking, with many charms: from the main square and Palacio de Gobierno government building decorated with murals depicting the state’s history, to the baroque masterpiece that is the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Ocotlán. These days, the city boasts the warmth of its people and the peacefulness of its streets. It is also a great jumping-off point for exploring amazing archeological sites and forests that welcome thousands of fireflies each year.
The state of Tlaxcala, or “lugar de tortillas o pan de maíz” (place of corn tortillas and bread) is also the land of magueys, and therefore, pulque. There are also volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and even desert areas. Archeological sites, beautiful churches, and colonial buildings co-exist with haciendas raising animals for bullfighting. Ecological and adventure tourism is very popular in the state. Its infrastructure and services are excellent, so don’t miss your chance to visit this marvelous piece of the nation’s geography.