Kingdoms of Mexico: What is this tourist distinction that Val’Quirico received?


The Kingdoms of Mexico badge will be received, as an initiative to promote tourism, by those towns that have European-themed architecture.

Due to its medieval European-themed architecture, the Val’Quirico residential complex, in the state of Tlaxcala, received the Kingdoms of Mexico distinction this Monday, May 29.

Val’Quirico thus became the first place in Mexico to receive this tourist distinction, while it was announced that Valle de Guadalupe, in Baja California, will be the second place to have it.

According to Miguel Torruco Marqués, Secretary of Tourism, Reinos de México is the result of joint work between the federal agency and the private initiative, with the aim of disseminating culture and attracting more visitors.

“It reflects the brotherhood of kingdoms created through the fusion of cultures whose foundation is based on two pillars: thematic architecture, the result of a creative inspiration process between Mexico and a brother European people, resulting in an ‘architectural casting’; and a circular economy for the sustainable development of the town and the surrounding communities.

What is Val’Quirico and where is it located?

Val’Quirico is located in the municipality of San Miguel Xoxtla, Tlaxcala and it is a residential, tourist and commercial complex, whose medieval architecture is inspired by the European countryside, specifically in Italian Tuscany.

Among the varieties that this Kingdom of Mexico offers are:

Picturesque alleys.

Stone, adobe, wood and brick buildings.



Coffee shops.


Gardens for events.

Commercial stores.


Restaurants with Italian menus.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, in this complex it is estimated that visitors leave an economic income of more than 80 million pesos per month. In addition, it generates 3,500 direct jobs and 7,900 indirect jobs, approximately, in the region.

The head of Tourism reported that a product like Val’Quirico will be built in the north of the Republic, in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Baja California, the main wine-producing area in the country, where 90 percent of the national wine is grown and processed.

He explained that this new tourist site, which will be called ‘Sassi del Valle’, will be inspired by the ‘Sassi of Matera’, in southern Italy, a unique urban ecosystem, where houses carved into the rock date back to a prehistoric past; so it will be the second of the Kingdoms of Mexico.

Source: El Financiero