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¡Tlaxcala it´s on!

Tlaxcala, located in the center of Mexico, with excellent communication routes, is a small state in extension but great in culture and history. It has a majestic colonial architecture, exquisite gastronomy, impressive handicrafts, spectacular traditions and customs that have earned it a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO and a GUINNESS RECORD with the longest sawdust carpet in the world, ideal to get in touch with nature in its wooded areas where you can also practice extreme sports such as rappel or mountain biking, and contemplate the most interesting ecosystems.

Including majestic volcanoes from the heights soaring through the skies in a hot air balloon. If you visit the city of Tlaxcala, at first sight you will be surprised by a picturesque landscape of houses with reddish, yellow and brightly colored facades, as well as an interesting set of colonial buildings dating from the sixteenth century and that today are impeccably preserved.

In its 60 municipalities, this enigmatic entity allows you to relive time through its archaeological legacy and architectural heritage, in addition to living the direct experience with its rural tourism. Its two Magical Towns will fascinate you with the magic of its traditions and customs, as well as the quality of its people. The past is hidden in the corners of the state: with its haciendas and bull ranches that enchant visitors with their beautiful forms and enriching history.

The archaeological zones such as Cacaxtla, where it is possible to admire monumental murals that were made with mineral pigments, or Tecoaque with its fascinating walk to the past through its vestiges. Or take a walk through the Villa Toscana Tlaxcalteca located in the south of the state. These works of art remind us that Tlaxcala is a state with great pre Hispanic roots and a fascinating present.

 

 

     

Experiences

Experience a day in the countryside the daily life of the Tlaxcalan families, get away from the urban stress being part of the communities and knowing their way of life. Get to know the different tourist routes that will take you to live a magical experience discovering things you never imagined existed. Visit the archaeological sites that will transport you to a mysterious past, where there are secrets to discover and recognize in them the greatness of a small great state. Venture into the roads that lead to the historical past of the agricultural, cattle and pulque Haciendas, through a horseback ride, you will enjoy the wild countryside.

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Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns)

Tlaxco and Huamantla form an extraordinary binomial, as an option for a weekend visit. Both have semi-cold climates and wooded areas, where imposing hacienda houses stand, which take us back to life in the XVI to XVIII centuries. Religious and colonial architecture is another important attraction to discover. Puppets, muéganos, carpets and carpets of sawdust and flowers; gastronomy, bullfighting, balloon flights, romance, and haciendas make Huamantla an incredible Magic Town. And what about Tlaxco with its pulque and cattle ranches, its tlaxcomovil, cheese, wood and silver workshops, as well as the ecotourism centers, and the beautiful religious architecture that make it another unmissable option in Tlaxcala.

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Archaeological zones

Imposing past that marked the threads to weave the history of a noble and brave people that lives from its glorious past. Cacaxtla, where the Olmec Xicalanca culture flourished and left the legacy of an extraordinary mural painting with Mayan influence, and a ceremonial center dedicated to women in Xochitecatl; Tecoaque with its mysterious history because here a caravan of Spaniards allied with Hernán Cortés was captured, sacrificed and devoured. Ocotelulco and Tizatlán were part of the senate that governed the ancient Tlaxcala, today they speak to us of the magnificence and power of the Tlaxcalan lordships.

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

The people of Tlaxcala are very devout and attached to their traditions, with around 300 religious sites throughout the state, the patron saint festivities are a religious celebration where the people come together to celebrate their devotions. Mole de fiesta, pan de fiesta, pulque, pipián, mole de matuma, the sound of the teponaxtle, mechanical games and fireworks make the difference in the Tlaxcalan celebrations. Another deep-rooted tradition is the Carnival that dresses the streets of the towns with color and music with the huehues dancing their songs. The night that no one sleeps is perhaps the most important religious celebration in the state, which in 2022, obtained the Guinness Record for the most important religious celebration in the state. Have the longest sawdust mat in the world.