Museo de Arte de Tlaxcala

Top choice in East of Mexico City

This fantastic small contemporary-art museum houses an excellent cache of early Frida Kahlo paintings that were returned to the museum after several years on loan to other museums around the world. Both the museum’s main building on the zócalo and the smaller branch hold interesting temporary exhibits and a good permanent collection of modern Mexican art.

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1. Palacio de Justicia

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The 16th-century building on the plaza's northwest side is the Palacio de Justicia, the former Capilla Real de Indios, built for the use of indigenous…

2. Zócalo

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It’s easy to pass an afternoon reading or just people-watching in Tlaxcala’s shady, spacious zócalo. The 16th-century Palacio Municipal, a former grain…

3. Palacio Municipal

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The 16th-century Palacio Municipal, a former grain storehouse, occupies the north side of the zócalo.

4. Parroquia de San José

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Off the northwest corner of the zócalo is the orange-stucco and blue-tile Parroquia de San José, ringed with fountains. As elsewhere in the centro…

5. Palacio de Gobierno

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Inside the Palacio de Gobierno there are color-rich murals of Tlaxcala's history by Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin. His style is vividly realistic and…

6. Museo de la Memoria Tlaxcala

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This modern history museum looks at folklore through a multimedia lens and has well-presented exhibits on indigenous government, agriculture and…

7. Museo de Arte de Tlaxcala

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A branch of the museum that holds interesting temporary exhibits and a good permanent collection of contemporary Mexican art.

8. Casa de Artesanías

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The handicrafts at this museum and store are collected from the Tlaxcala and Puebla region and focus on quality. Pieces include clay pottery and hand…