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Calpulalpan

Tlaxcala

Walking through Calpulalpan streets, in Tlaxcala, is like traveling back in time since it protects innumerable architectural treasures from prehispanic times to nowadays. It’s one of México's most beautiful towns, rich in traditions, history, customs and beautiful natural attractions that make it a magical place for an enjoyable weekend trip.

The town is 70 kilometers from Mexico City and 61 kilometers from Tlaxcala center. The best way to get there is by road—it is always quite an experience that allows you to enjoy wonderful landscapes and beautiful dusks.

A very attractive way for understanding Calpulalpan history is chronologically. It begins in prehispanic times when it was a natives town for where Pochtecas merchants used to pass heading to Tenochtitlán.

Its archaeological sites take you back to that time. When Tecoaque had its peak, trade routes with Teotihuacán, Texcoco and Tenochtitlán were established. La Herradura belonged to Teotihuacan’s region during the Classic Mesoamerican. And Los Cerritos building stages were part of Teotihuacan culture and later to Mexica.

During the colony, the friars got Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza y Pacheco to grant a favour to the community in 1525. In 1560, they built the Parroquia de San Antonio de Padua and the convents of San Simón and San Judas, these in Cristóbal Colón St, in downtown.

Other religious buildings you can visit are the Templo de la Virgen del Carmen, Templo Calvario and the San Antonio, San Bartolomé and San Cristóbal chapels.

Mexican Revolution was very important for town’s because it marked the height of its ejidal estates. Today you can visit each one of those: 18th century Amantla, single-level Coesillos, 19th century Mazapa, the Porfirian San Bartolomé del Monte as well as San Cristóbal, San Miguel Calpulalpan and Zoquipan.

Today the city preserves each historical site and each temple as the region's most important wealth.
Walking through Calpulalpan streets, in Tlaxcala, is like traveling back in time since it protects innumerable architectural treasures from prehispanic times to nowadays. It’s one of México's most beautiful towns, rich in traditions, history, customs and beautiful natural attractions that make it a magical place for an enjoyable weekend trip.

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The town is 70 kilometers from Mexico City and 61 kilometers from Tlaxcala center. The best way to get there is by road—it is always quite an experience that allows you to enjoy wonderful landscapes and beautiful dusks.

A very attractive way for understanding Calpulalpan history is chronologically. It begins in prehispanic times when it was a natives town for where Pochtecas merchants used to pass heading to Tenochtitlán.

Its archaeological sites take you back to that time. When Tecoaque had its peak, trade routes with Teotihuacán, Texcoco and Tenochtitlán were established. La Herradura belonged to Teotihuacan’s region during the Classic Mesoamerican. And Los Cerritos building stages were part of Teotihuacan culture and later to Mexica.

During the colony, the friars got Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza y Pacheco to grant a favour to the community in 1525. In 1560, they built the Parroquia de San Antonio de Padua and the convents of San Simón and San Judas, these in Cristóbal Colón St, in downtown.

Other religious buildings you can visit are the Templo de la Virgen del Carmen, Templo Calvario and the San Antonio, San Bartolomé and San Cristóbal chapels.

Mexican Revolution was very important for town’s because it marked the height of its ejidal estates. Today you can visit each one of those: 18th century Amantla, single-level Coesillos, 19th century Mazapa, the Porfirian San Bartolomé del Monte as well as San Cristóbal, San Miguel Calpulalpan and Zoquipan.

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