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Apizaco

Tlaxcala

One of Tlaxcala state charming towns is definitely Apizaco, just 20 minutes from the capital on the road to Puebla. Its name comes from Nahuatl and means “Stream”.

This town's beginnings date back 12 thousand years, when several nomadic hunter groups roamed this territory. Traces of these settlements have even been found in the surroundings.

By 1860 Apizaco became a railroad camp and to date “La maquinita”, a 212 locomotive donated by Ferrocarriles Nacionales, is the city's quintessential icon.

It’s known as a model city due to central streets' precise symmetry that define Apizaco’s old zone, where you’ll find very well-located hotels. You should get to know the neo-Gothic style excellent example Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia (Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy), as well as the different remaining haciendas, Spanish journey witnesses in their way to Tlaxcala from Puebla.

Another great tradition attached to locals, due to the region’s many cattle ranchers, is, without a doubt, the “fiesta brava” (bullfighting). Here is one of the state’s most beautiful Plaza de Toros (bullring), where great bullfighting figures such as Rafael Ortega have emerged and internationally renowned bullfighters such as Eloy Cavazos or Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza have performed.

Apizaco weaves its treasures, which is why its textiles tradition is very famous: the artisan's impressive work attracts tourism to town, so to get into this art we recommend visiting the Fábrica de Hilados, Tejidos y Estampados San Luis.
One of Tlaxcala state charming towns is definitely Apizaco, just 20 minutes from the capital on the road to Puebla. Its name comes from Nahuatl and means “Stream”.

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This town's beginnings date back 12 thousand years, when several nomadic hunter groups roamed this territory. Traces of these settlements have even been found in the surroundings.

By 1860 Apizaco became a railroad camp and to date “La maquinita”, a 212 locomotive donated by Ferrocarriles Nacionales, is the city's quintessential icon.

It’s known as a model city due to central streets' precise symmetry that define Apizaco’s old zone, where you’ll find very well-located hotels. You should get to know the neo-Gothic style excellent example Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia (Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy), as well as the different remaining haciendas, Spanish journey witnesses in their way to Tlaxcala from Puebla.

Another great tradition attached to locals, due to the region’s many cattle ranchers, is, without a doubt, the “fiesta brava” (bullfighting). Here is one of the state’s most beautiful Plaza de Toros (bullring), where great bullfighting figures such as Rafael Ortega have emerged and internationally renowned bullfighters such as Eloy Cavazos or Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza have performed.

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