Tlaxcala is becoming an important tourist destination in Central Mexico

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Tlaxcala is a small state in central Mexico that offers a rich cultural and natural heritage. It is home to ancient archaeological sites, colonial architecture, colorful murals, religious festivals, and unique cuisine. If you are looking for a destination that combines history, art, nature, and gastronomy, Tlaxcala is a great option for your next trip.

One of the main attractions of Tlaxcala is the Santuario de las Luciérnagas (Firefly Sanctuary), a magical forest where thousands of fireflies light up the night during the rainy season (June to August). You can book a guided tour to witness this natural spectacle and enjoy a local meal at a historic hacienda hotel¹².

Another must-see in Tlaxcala is the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Ocotlán, a stunning white church that houses an image of the Virgin Mary that is said to have miraculously appeared to a young man named Juan Diego in 1541²³. The basilica is located on a hill overlooking the city and has a museum, a fountain, and a garden.

The Centro Histórico de Tlaxcala (Historic Center of Tlaxcala) is a charming area where you can admire the colonial buildings, such as the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), which features impressive murals by Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin that depict the history of the state²³. You can also take a ride on a tram that takes you around the main sights and learn more about the city’s past².

If you want to explore more of Tlaxcala’s culture and nature, you can visit Val’Quirico, a medieval-style village that offers shops, restaurants, and hotels with European flair³. You can also visit Tizatlán, an archaeological site that was once the capital of the Tlaxcalteca people and has ruins of temples, palaces, and murals².

Tlaxcala is a destination that will surprise you with its diversity and beauty. Whether you want to experience its traditions, art, cuisine, or wildlife, you will find something to enjoy in this state. Plan your trip to Tlaxcala in 2023 and discover its wonders for yourself.

Source: OEM

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