Visit the Jewel of pre-Columbian Artistic Creation in Cacaxtla

Tlaxcala , Tlaxcala

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Where the rain dies on Earth. That’s what the name Cacaxtla means, although it is normally translated as The Place of Cacaxtlis or The Place of the Baskets. This archaeological zone is worthy of a visit to Tlaxcala.

GO BACK IN TIME BY ADMIRING THE MURALS
The archeological zone is protected by a 33,530 square-foot roof that shelters it from inclement weather. Admire its buildings, such as the Temple of Venus, the Red Temple, the Battle Wall, or the Portico, the very well preserved murals that are made of kaolin pigments, obsidian, lime, and other regional minerals. 

 

LEARN ABOUT A PRE-COLUMBIAN FORTRESS IN THE EL SITIO MUSEUM
The El Sitio Museum will allow you to admire and understand the significance of this pre-Columbian fortress from the years 600 and 900 A.D. This bastion of the Olmeca-Xicalanca culture was used to control the south of Tlaxcala and part of Puebla.


Enjoy this jewel, this artistic creation by our ancestors that is filled with colors. Well-defined figures and scenes of war stand out, as well as the presence of the Jaguar Man and the Bird Man, lakeside and aquatic animals and symbolic elements that allow you to appreciate the Mayan influence on this Altiplano central, or High Plains, culture.

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