Ex-Convento Franciscano de la Asunción
Museo Regional de Tlaxcala
The Museo Regional de Tlaxcala has a large collection of religious paintings and a few pre-Columbian artifacts.
Santuario de la Virgen de Ocotlán
One of Mexico’s most spectacular churches is an important pilgrimage site for those who believe the Virgin appeared here in 1541 – her...
Plaza de la Constitución
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Pulquería Tía Yola
Sip one of a dozen or so flavors of house-made pulque in a stone courtyard decorated with Día de los Muertos figurines and mosaics of...
Fonda del Convento
This unassuming home-style restaurant has been a local favorite for four decades. The menu focuses on traditional Tlaxcalteca cuisine,...
Ex-Convento Franciscano de la Asunción information
This former monastery is up along a shaded path from the southeast corner of Plaza Xicohténcatl. Built between 1537 and 1540, it was one of Mexico’s earliest monasteries and its church – the city’s cathedral – has a beautiful Moorish-style wooden ceiling.
Just below the monastery, beside the 19th-century Plaza de Toros (bullring), is a capilla abierta (open chapel) with three unique Moorish-style arches. One of the entrances is locked, but you can access the capilla from other entry points.
Museo Regional de Tlaxcala , housed within the monastery building, has a large collection of religious paintings and sculpture and some pre-Hispanic artifacts from nearby archaeological sites.