The generous weather of Tlaxcala is ideal to visit it any day of the year. Walk by the street of Mariano Sanchez, and visit the Live Arts and Popular Traditions Museum. Crossing the street, towards downtown, you shall find the Plaza Juarez, the Legislation Palace and the Parroquia San Jose, which are an important part of the Tlaxcala historic center. When you go out of the church you can see the Plaza de Armas, in the heart of the city. Take a walk around its wooded zone while you contemplate several of the main buildings of the capital. The main square of the city offers reminiscences of the Colonial architecture, since Tlaxcala architecture is a clear exhibit of the important place that the city had during the New Spain period, which is shown in its extraordinary architectonic common property of baroque and churrigueresque styles.
Just in the center is the Plaza de la Constitucion, where twenty eight archways form a majestic gateway to welcome you. In the north side of the square is the Government Palace, where you can see the colorful murals of Desiderio Hernandez Xochitiotzin, from Tlaxcala, in which he narrates the history of the state, from the pre-Hispanic period to the current days.
On the murals of the government palace of Tlaxcala, you can take Tlaxcala history and geography classes. On them, their warriors are shown, who achieved to preserve their independence in front of the Mexicas, even though they had to be short of salt and sugar during their routine lives. These majestic paintings show the arrival of the Spanish conquerors and the peace and military aid agreements accomplished with the natives, who wished to defend from their traditional enemies.
In the also called “Plaza de Armas” you can find some of the more traditional restaurants and bars in the city, where night life usually happens. The first square of the city offers reminiscences of the Colonial architecture, its buildings are a clear display of the important place that the city had during the New Spain period, which is shown in their extraordinary architectonic common property of baroque and Churrigueresque style. In other side, the San Jose Parish erects, built between 17th and 18th Centuries; besides the majestic Palace of Justice, which formerly was the Real Chapel, and which constitutes the first chapel to be constructed in the American continent.
Just beside the oldest Plaza de Toros in the country, is the Ex Convento de San Francisco de Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, which reveals its architectonic magnificence since the first look to its austere facade which, nevertheless, within it shelters an elaborated wood chopped crafty work, which prevails in its ceiling. Its façade is of a sobriety proper of the renaissance. Inside it, a Mudejar sky and a chapel with paintings and altarpieces. In an extreme of the atrium, another open chapel is erected, this one of gothic style.