Palacio de Gobierno
On the east side of the plaza is the Palacio de Gobierno, the seat of Veracruz' state government. It has a fine mural depicting the...
On the plaza's north side is the Palacio Municipal.
Xalapa's centrally located main square feels like a terrace, with its south side overlooking the valley below and the snowcapped cone of...
Besides antojitos (typical Mexican snacks), this place serves fantastic volcano-like fruit salads, delicious juice combos, smoothies...
You have to know about this spot to find it (it's hidden downstairs in the Mesón del Alférez Xalapa), but you'll be glad you did once...
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Catedral Metropolitana information
An unfinished masterpiece, Xalapa’s cathedral lacks a second tower but still impresses with its scale and grandiosity. Moreover, rather than compensating for its steep hillside position, the architecture makes full use of it to inspire awe as you enter, forcing you to raise your head to see the alter and giant crucifix centerpiece. A mélange of neo-Gothic and baroque, the church contains the remains of St Rafael Guízar y Valencia, beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1995.