Welcome to Tlaxcala

Two large central plazas converge at the corner of Avenidas Independencia and Muñoz. The northern one, which is surrounded by colonial buildings, is the zócalo called Plaza de la Constitución. The southern square is Plaza Xicohténcatl.

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$112 Cultural & Theme Tours

Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan Ruins

Your day trip from Veracruz begins with hotel pickup by minivan for the approximate 45-mile (75-km) drive up the coast to Quiahuiztlan. When you arrive, walk around the archaeological ruins, set on a hill with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. During its time as part of the Tlaxcala confederation, the site was home to Totanac temples, plazas and a ballcourt. See what remains and learn about their significance from your guide.Back in your minivan, head south about 20 miles (30 km) to the archaeological site of Cempoala. Admire its ruins, including the Templo del Dios del Viento y la Cruz (God of Winds Temple and the Cross), Templo Mayor (Major Temple), Templo de las Chimeneas (Temple of the Chimneys) and Circulo de los Gladiadores (Circle of the Gladiators).From your guide, hear about Cempoala's Mesoamerican history — from its time as the capital of the Totanac Empire to its invasion by the Aztecs — and learn about the source of its name, which means ‘twenty waters.’ Then re-board your minivan for the drive to your final stop, La Antigua, about 20 minutes south. When you arrive in La Antigua, the first town the Spanish settled in Mexico, enjoy lunch (own expense) at Las Delicias del Mar, a local eatery. Then wander the small, tree-filled town with your guide, checking out its main attractions like La Casa del Cabildo (one of the oldest Spanish buildings still standing in Mexico); Ermita del Rosario (the first Catholic church in the Americas); and the 16th-century house of Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés, who led the invasion of the Aztec Empire.Your tour ends with a final drive back to your Veracruz hotel.

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

Archaeological Tlaxcala

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Val'QuiricoVisit Valquirico, a medieval style town inspired by the Tuscany region of ItalyDuration: 3 hours

$69.99 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Cacaxtla and Tlaxcala

Your private day trip begins with pick up at the hotel located in downtown Mexico City.  Cacaxtla and Tlaxcala is a Historical and Magical Tour, you will know the ruins and pyramids that describe the long occupation and the greater splendor sustained between the years 650 and 900 D.C. On the part of the ethnic groups Olmecas-Xicalancas occupants of the zone of Cacaxtla. In the city of Tlaxcala, Visitaras the Zócalo, Los Portales, The government palace where inside are the murals painted by the Mtro. Desiderio H. Xochitiotzin in which I picture the History of Tlaxcala. We will visit the Mexican Bullfighting Center located in the historical center of Tlaxcala. It dates from the eighteenth century and is the oldest arena that continues to be used in America, as well as being one of the most beautiful.1 Previously it was called Tlaxcala Bullring or La Tacita de plata because of its size and beauty. In November of 1981 receives the name of Jorge "El Ranchero" Aguilar, great idol of the tlaxcalteca torería. A few steps from his inseparable companion of the sixteenth century, the bell tower of the former Franciscan convent.

$269 Outdoor Activities

Firefly Sanctuary Tour

Day 1 Meet our tour representative at Fiesta Americana Reforma Hotel in Mexico City.To begin we visit the historical city of Tlaxcala, you'll be surprised by the well-preserved colonial buildings which date back to the 16th century. You have time to have breakfast and after that we enjoy a city tour.Next in the line is arrive to the Sanctuary of the Fireflies where we stay for a while doing some activities like enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with roast beef, doing a hike  in the forest with a local guide and to know the kingdom of the fungi that grow in this humid forests, have a talk on the fascinating world of fireflies and how to respect them and finally the spectacular moment to hike in total darkness to mix in the natural environment of the fireflies. Time in silence to admire a show that you can never forget.We return to the city of Tlaxcala where a comfortable hotel awaits us. Dinner on board.Day 2 Start your Morning with a delicious breakfast at hotel. Next is a guided walking tour through the historic center of Tlaxcala. Free time for shopping.You enjoy a Tlaxcala traditional food in old house in the historic center.Next in the line is travel to Ex Hacienda de Chautla located in Puebla, it has a small 19th century castle, which is located in the center of a lake, surrounded by large English-style gardens and wooded trails. Free time to fish, paddle, relax with the view of the lake or take a walk.Transfer to Mexico City.