Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Cacaxtla is an archaeological site in the southern state of Tlaxcala, Mexico, with 19 ° 14'40 coordinates N 98 ° 20'23 O, in the town of Nativitas; Its name comes from the Nahuatl word cacaxtli or cacaxtle, which refers to the baskets of books used by the

merchants to transport their goods. The site stands out for the good state in which were preserved murals. The splendor of the city occurred in the Epi period.HUAMANTLA
Huamantla (from Nahuatl, means "tree-lined Place" or "Place of the trees together") is a colonial city founded on October 18, 1534, is located approximately 40 kilometers from the state capital, has a population approximately 80,000 inhabitants. In August 2007 he was enrolled in the Magic Towns program.
Tlaxcala is a city with a wealth of history; matchlessly also has a beautiful natural wealth. The word comes from the Nahuatl Tlaxcala tlaxcalli you mean omelette, but when combined with the Tlan ending denoting "instead of" form Tlaxcallan, the noun comes to mean instead of tortillas. Xicoténcatl is in honor of Tlaxcala hero who fought against the Spanish invasion. According to some historians, the name of Tlaxcala is derived from the primitive root Texcalli, meaning rock, and Lan termination is equivalent to place together mean "the rock"; probably because the first place came the tlaxcaltecas went to the top of a hill.Malinalli Tenépatl, also known as Malinche, Malinche or Doña Marina (c.1502 - c.1529), possibly born in Copainalá, Chiapas, perhaps in the upper class of Mexica society. According to Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Malintzin parents were lords and chieftains of a town called "Painala". Gómez de Orozco historian assumes that the name of his father was pointing as "Chimalpain" ie, "Malintzin Tenepal". This was a noble chief lord who married, according to custom, with a "lady of vassals and States", also of noble origin, called "Cimatl" cacique of Xaltipa, which reportedly was "young and beautiful".
Holidays and TraditionsCarnival in Tlaxcala, dating back to colonial times, although currently endure details Prehispanic times. Carnival takes place four days before Ash Wednesday. Comprised of litters (dance group) of huehues (dancing in the singular), who dance in the streets and town squares for long periods of time; basic costumes are 6: Charros: Papalotla, Mazatecochco, Acuitlapilco and Tepeyanco. Catrines: Santa Cruz, Contla and Panotla.
Yauhquemecan crews; Chivarrudos Zacatelco; Tapes of Totolac and knives Toluca de Guadalupe. The Festivities are living in all municipalities; excelling: Calpulalpan June 13; Santa Ana Chiautempan on July 26; Tlaxco August 28 among many others; celebrating with turkey mole, pipián or barbecue. The dark mass is one of the longest established traditions in Chiautempan and Contla. The Dance of the Wild Turkey (Xochi-pitzáhuatl) is customary at weddings peoples skirts Malintzi Volcano. The Procession of Our Lady of Ocotlan the third Monday of May and the Virgin of Charity August 14 with their rugs and carpets as well as the running of the bulls (Huamantlada). In addition to the Feria de Tlaxcala in the state capital in the months of October and November as the Gifts of the Dead in Ixtenco.PALACE OF GOVERNMENT
Built from the year 1545, was divided into three main buildings; to the east the Corn Exchange, center the Town House and in the west the Royal House.Still retains access arcades marked Arab influence.PARISH OF SAN JOSÉ
Built on a temple of the XVI century. Palafoxian retains the Baroque façade with neoclassical interior of the nineteenth century; one Baroque chapel, an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe working on pieces of seashell, like a chapel dedicated to the Holy Child Miracle of Tlaxcala.
Opened on May 10, 1901 in New Architecture for the Art. Canned details as: type and columns empire slender shafts with steel staircase; Smithy boat rudders window and lily flowers on the balconies.CHAPEL OF SAN NICOLAS
The chapel is divided into 2 parts; the oldest, look at a small park; Xalnene built with stone from the late sixteenth century. The most modern ship is bigger and is used to date. It has a single tower like a small españada and 2 domes, one of these scarf.PALACE OF CULTURE (ITC)
Built in 1950 to host the Institute of Advanced Studies of the State of Tlaxcala. Preserved in its 3 coating brick facades conjugated trimmed gray stone quarry. The fence that surrounds it is of French influence.EX FRANCISCAN MONASTERY OF OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL OF STATE
Considered one of the first four convents in mainland of America, 1524-1540. Wooden coffered ceiling preserves and the first pulpit of New Spain as the stack where the Catholic faith were the four lords of Tlaxcala.BULL RING JORGE AGUILAR "RANCHER"
The oldest of the square, some dating from the late seventeenth century being revamped in the early 50`s of the XX century. It is the maximum bullring Tlaxcala flaunting the name of one of the most famous bullfighters of Mexico, Jorge Aguilar "El Ranchero."SANCTUARY AND BASILICA OCOTLÁN
Founded at the root of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to the Indian Juan Diego Bernardino in 1541, considered one of the greatest expressions of baroque architecture of the eighteenth century. Besides Camerin of the Virgin, indigenous Baroque style.CHAPEL OF HOLY WATER POCITO
It was the site where the Virgin appeared Ocotlan 1541, is inside a small chapel where wall paintings with biblical themes and the Apparition of Our Lady of Ocotlan is.ROYAL CHAPEL OF INDIANS
Built in 1525, masses for indigenous nobles were baptized. Are two stone reliefs: coat of the house of Austria and the Empire.AQUEDUCT Atempa
Stone building xelnene leading water to a mill and a electroelectrica the twentieth century.STAIRWAY OF HEROES
It has 250 steps. Are the busts of Heroes of Independence and Revolution. Culminates a sculpture of Xicoténcatl Axayacatzi.BOTANICAL GARDEN Tizatlán
Displays the flora of the entity. On leave: a forest of conifers, cacti, water medicinal plants, ornamental, and a greenhouse beautiful.PLAZA OF THE CONSTITUTION
Drawn in 1525, stands out: the Fountain of Santa Cruz, Rey IV gift to the city of Tlaxcala and kiosk nineteenth century.OLD STONE HOUSE, HOTEL MISSION SAN FRANCISCO
Data nineteenth century. With a facade of Eclectic style. Same that gives name to the building.CASA DEL CITY
Construction of the XVI-XIX century, retains its façade with French Rococo decoration and interior blacksmith nineteenth century.CHAPEL OF CHRIST OF GOOD NEIGHBOR
Construction of the seventeenth century, preserves a miraculous Christ adopted its name in the Cristero War of 1924. One tower and atrium cemetery.ZOO THE HIGHLANDS
It is located in the municipality of San Pablo Apetitlan; with more than 480 species: reptiles in the region. Tropical animals, savannah, forest, desert and nocturnario.NATIONAL FAIR TLAXCALAAccording to a document dating from 1826 and guarded by the historical record of the state, in which "the C. President, General. General Guadalupe Victoria and Congress determined that" the Territory of Tlaxcala is granted for 10 years, a fair Annual "and considering the Fair City of Tlaxcala, one of the oldest in the country.
This celebration takes place in the months of October and November, is a sign of economic, agricultural, livestock, industrial, craft and state tourism development, and strengthen the image of Tlaxcala as an appropriate entity for investment. From this wonderful Mexican destination, you'll enjoy this magnificent celebration that we have become the ideal to live and share with our families and friends space. You spend long hours of entertainment, adventure extreme games, the delights of Tlaxcala kitchen, lacking of course, the international shows, cockfights, livestock and industrial exhibitions, bullfights, make your fun reach the maximum .