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Puebla City Tlaxclala And Cacaxtla Colors

Puebla City Tlaxclala And Cacaxtla Colors

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Cacaxtla was the most powerful capital in the Tlaxcalan region during the first half of the Texcalac cultural phase from A.D. 650-1100. The beauty and uniqueness of this archeological site are the well preserved frescos full of colors and simbols.

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Duration 7 hours
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Spanish, English
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  • Explore the Cacaxtla archeological zone
  • Visit Tlaxcala City and the City Hall frescos.
  • Discover the beautiful altars at Nuestra Señora de Ocotlan Temple
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Pick-up is at your hotel in Puebla city with transfer to the archaeological zone of Cacaxtla that was the principal seat of the “Olmeca”, also known as the Olmeca Xicalanca. An archaeological study of the region confirmed that Cacaxtla was the most powerful capital in the Tlaxcalan region during the first half of the Texcalac cultural phase from A.D. 650-1100. Cacaxtla covers about 180,000 square feet of which only Building B has been fully excavated. This residential area is made up of a labyrinth of rooms, patios, and passageways built around two main plazas oriented on a north-south axis. The architecture copied much of Teotihuacán’s talud-tablero style, together with a ground plan similar to Mayan palaces such as in Palenque. Frescoes are found throughout the palace site. The best preserved are found in the rooms adjoining the North Plaza, which is a six hundred square meter courtyard which was the focus of Cacaxtla’s ritual life. Then, we will continue to Tlaxcala, Capital of the State of Tlaxcala where we will visit the main plaza and the Mayor´s Palace to admire the murals in it. To end your tour, visit to the beautiful "Nuestra Señora de Ocotlan" temple, and excellent example of the Mexican Barroque style. Return to Puebla hotels.
  • Ground transportation from Puebla hotels
  • English speaking guide
  • Admissions
  • Visit to Tlaxcala, Cacaxlta and Ocotlan temple
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Other personal expenses

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  • Cancellation Policy: free cancellation up to 48 hours before the tour, and no refund after this time
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  • Don’t forget your sunglasses, cap and sun screen
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Excellent tour and guide

The guide Sebastian was excellent. A tour to very beautiful and interesting places. The service was excellent, punctual and with the information always at hand.

January 7, 2019

100% recomendable! Es un tour que hay que hacer con guía para conocer el contexto de Cacaxtla. Sebastián, el guía, logra hacer que te involucres e imagines la historia de aquella época. Bellos paisajes y tranquilidad durante el tour.

February 14, 2020

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