History

Cacaxtla archaeological zone is a site founded by the Olmec-Xicalanca between 100-1100 AD You can appreciate the richness of this culture through the huge archaeological complex platform and lavish decoration.

Cacaxtla represented a strategic point for controlling the passage of the trade route between Teotihuacan and the Gulf lowlands through which it came to Tabasco and Campeche, location determinant for growth and splendor.

It is a gem of artistic creation of our ancestors, considered naturalistic painting, biculturalism product of the Olmec-Xicalancas that left embodied in fragile walls, Sea stories, battles, bird men, human ears, stars and snakes. All made with color pigments of kaolin, obsidian, lime and other minerals in the region

Where to eat

For lunch you have three options, the first, go to the restaurant located next to the Museum of the site, the second is to try the traditional quesadillas Handmade to find around the area, and the third is to visit Tlaxcala Center, where you can choose from a wide variety of restaurants to enjoy the cuisine you prefer.

Cacaxtla is located in the Municipality of Nativitas amaranth land when you go snow recommend amaranth try Don Miguel, are just outside the area on Saturday and Sundays and water amaranth in the Plaza de San Miguel del Milagro.

Where to sleep

In the city of Tlaxcala find a wide variety of Hotels, choose the one you like and suits you best. For the distances do not worry, the archaeological will be 30 minutes and you can also visit other places.

Tours

If you'd rather hire a tour out of the city of Tlaxcala, Mexico Viejo Tours is an operator that offers guided tours to this wonderful archaeological complex

México Viejo Tours
Tour Arqueología
Previa reservación
info@mexicoviejotours.com
Tel. 01(246) 466 8583

Get Directions

From Mexico You take Highway 150, to find the road to San Rafael Tenanyecac (km 99), head to this, continuous signage indicating direction Nativitas, then find a road to San Miguel del Milagro, that's the path you have to follow, surrounding the perimeter circuit and soon find the entrance to the archaeological site of Cacaxtla.

From Puebla: Going by peripheral. You take Highway 150, to find the exit to Tlaxcala Santa Agueda or Xoxtla, continuous signage indicating direction Nativitas, then find a road to San Miguel del Milagro, that's the path you have to follow, surrounding the perimeter circuit and soon find the entrance to the Cacaxtla Archaeological Zone.

From Tlaxcala:
By Car. Take the Highway 117 Tlaxcala, Mexico and finding diversion to Cacaxtla Once on the road, there are signs telling you to get there.

By Transport. In the forecourt of the market in the city of Tlaxcala out a collective to San Miguel del Milagro that leave you in front of the archaeological zone, the journey is about 40 mins. and the cost is $ 7.50.

General Information

  • The entrance ticket to Cacaxtla also applies to the archaeological site of Xochitécatl, provided it is the same day.
  • El Santuario de San Miguel del Milagro is the most important pilgrimage site of Tlaxcala, yes you want to visit, you can walk down Cacaxtla and before entering, do not forget to buy your wreath and candle igniting your offering to St. Michael the Archangel.

Contact

Tel: 01 (246) 416 0000
From 01 Jan to December 31 From 9:00 to 17:30
General: $ 55.00
Retired: Free admission / credential
Teachers and Students: Free admission / credential