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...
Gran Café de la Parroquia
A cousin to the renowned branch in Veracruz city, the Gran Café is a fine place for a morning coffee and breakfast but it lacks the...
Hidden downstairs in the Mesón del Alférez Xalapa, this brightly decorated place attracts a crowd of loyal regulars who come for the...
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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 altar 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.