Discover the Viceregal History of Tlaxcala

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It may be the smallest state in the country, but it has great historic importance. Enjoy the climate that allows you to visit almost year-round.


Begin at the Government Palace and learn about its history in the magnificent fresco murals painted by the local artist, Desiderio Hernandez Xochitiotzin.
Visit the former Franciscan Convent of Our Lady of the Assumption, one of the first convents in America, which still has its coffered ceiling, the first pulpit in New Spain, and the baptismal font where the four Lords of Tlaxcala were baptized.
Visit the beautiful Calzada San Francisco, a tree-lined walkway built with quarry and stone ball that leads you to the square of arts and crafts or to the unique Staircase of Independence. The staircase has 244 steps with sculptures of the leading independence and revolutionary heroes, crowned with the statue of Xicotencatl Axayacatzin, one of the few Tlaxcala warriors. 

With a great bullfighting tradition, Tlaxcala has the largest number of wild bulls breeding ranches in Mexico. To live this passion you have to visit the bullring, an 18th century monument, along with its inseparable partner, the bell tower of the former Franciscan convent. This makes it one of the most intimate and beautiful spots in the world.


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