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Xicohténcatl Theater

Tlaxcala

With a capacity for 320 people, the theater “Xicohténcatl” is the perfect place for a weekend of theatrical experiences.

The theater is named after the young tlaxcalteca warrior, Xicohténcatl Axayacatzin, who opposed to the alliance of its people with the Spanish conquistadors.

It was inaugurated on May 5, 1873, with a reenactment of the May 5 battle. Over time, the building has experienced different renovations. One of the remodeling works was back in 1923, when the old smooth mortar facade was demolished. A central door and two side doors were replaced by another facade made of Xaltocan quarry.

In 1945, it had another change on the upper level, where we can see a Neoclassical style with windows and iron bars. Nowadays, we can see on its facade twelve outstanding pillars framing windows, doors and recesses.

Some of the other activities that take place inside are conferences, dance spectacles, music concerts, book releases and recitals, to mention some. The theater is located at avenida Juarez 21, in the center of Tlaxcala.

Once you leave the enclosure, you have to walk heading la Plaza de la Constitución where the City Hall is located, a construction dating from 1545. Inside you can look at the grand mural work by the Tlaxcalteca artist Desiderio Hernandez Xochitiotizin, named “Tlaxcala a través de los tiempos y su aportación a los mexicanos” (Tlaxcala through the Ages and its Contribution to the Mexican People).

To finish your day, go to “Escalinatas a los Héroes” which was built in 1960. It has 250 steps and a viewpoint where you can admire a spectacular panoramic sight of the city.

With a capacity for 320 people, the theater “Xicohténcatl” is the perfect place for a weekend of theatrical experiences.

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The theater is named after the young tlaxcalteca warrior, Xicohténcatl Axayacatzin, who opposed to the alliance of its people with the Spanish conquistadors.

It was inaugurated on May 5, 1873, with a reenactment of the May 5 battle. Over time, the building has experienced different renovations. One of the remodeling works was back in 1923, when the old smooth mortar facade was demolished. A central door and two side doors were replaced by another facade made of Xaltocan quarry.

In 1945, it had another change on the upper level, where we can see a Neoclassical style with windows and iron bars. Nowadays, we can see on its facade twelve outstanding pillars framing windows, doors and recesses.

Some of the other activities that take place inside are conferences, dance spectacles, music concerts, book releases and recitals, to mention some. The theater is located at avenida Juarez 21, in the center of Tlaxcala.

Once you leave the enclosure, you have to walk heading la Plaza de la Constitución where the City Hall is located, a construction dating from 1545. Inside you can look at the grand mural work by the Tlaxcalteca artist Desiderio Hernandez Xochitiotizin, named “Tlaxcala a través de los tiempos y su aportación a los mexicanos” (Tlaxcala through the Ages and its Contribution to the Mexican People).

To finish your day, go to “Escalinatas a los Héroes” which was built in 1960. It has 250 steps and a viewpoint where you can admire a spectacular panoramic sight of the city.

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