Around Mexico City Sights

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Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Ocotlán

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On a hill about 1 km (½ mile) northwest of the center of Tlaxcala stands the ornate Basilica de Ocotlán. You can see its churrigueresque...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Tlaxcala's most famous site isn't in the town at all. At the nearby archaeological site of Cacaxtla you'll see some of Mexico's most...

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

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This cathedral is atop a hill one block south of Plaza Xicohténcatl. Its most unusual feature is its Moorish-style wood ceiling beams,...

Museo de la Memoria

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To the west of Plaza Xicohténcatl is this fascinating museum with a colonial-era facade but a strikingly modern interior. By focusing...

Palacio de Gobierno

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Inside the eastern entrance to this government building north of the main square are murals by local painter Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin...

Parroquia de San José

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The Parroquia de San José is cheerfully decorated in vivid shades of yellow and green. Don't miss the pair of fonts near the entrance...


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Bordered by Calle Camargo and Avenida Juárez, Tlaxcala's main square has a gorgeously tiled bandstand shaded by graceful trees. Adjoining...