Tuxtla Gutiérrez boasts several important historical buildings, most of which are located around the central square, the Plaza Cívica.
The architectural tour begins at the San Marcos Cathedral, which was founded in the mid-16th century in a colonial style, though it has undergone numerous changes over time.
The apse is the only part to retain that original colonial style, while the white façade and tower reflect another style particular to the colonial architecture of Chiapas. The tower contains 48 bells and on the stroke of every hour a procession of twelve figures emerges from them, representing the apostles.
Also on the square is the Antiguo Palacio de Gobierno (former City Hall), the structure of which combines Neo-colonial elements with Modernist tendencies.
To appreciate more architecture around the city, visit the traditional churches of Santo Domingo, San Roque, the Santuario de La Virgen de Guadalupe, the Templo de la Santa Cruz, the Templo del Calvario, the Templo de Las Vírgenes Góticas de Copoya, the Templo del Señor de Esquipulas, the Iglesia de San Pascualito and the Templo del Niño de Atocha, among others.