(TE30) Ex Hacienda de Chautla and Tlaxcala

Tour and private guide

10 to 11 hours

All entrances

Private transportation

Pick up and drop off hotel

Tour brief description

Tour for 2 up to 15 people from Mexico City.

We’ll start our travel in the ancient and beautiful Ex-Hacienda de Chautla, a place with a lake and a beautiful English style building. A unique and extraordinary place in Mexico. After that, we’ll go to Tlaxcala de Xicohtencatl city, famous for its historic center from the Spanish colony era. We’ll appreciate the murals in the government palace and the cathedral.

We’ll walk through lovely squares, know its museums, we’ll enter in a real bullring and we’ll end with a magnificent view from one of the most famous balconies of the city.

In every moment, our certified guide will explain you the stories of the place, the curious details, the development and the importance of the visited places.

The unit price decreases according to the size of the group.

Departure Time

8:00 a.m.

  • Pick up and drop off in your hotel
  • Entrance to the Ex – Hacienda de Chautla.
  • Walk along through the Constitution Square.
  • Visit to the San José Parrish.
  • Entrance to the Government Palace murals.
  • Entrance to the Art Museum, to choose 1 of 3 (A, B or C).
  • Entrance to the Regional Museum of Tlaxcala, to choose 1 of 3 (A, B or C).
  • Entrance to the Memorial Museum of Tlaxcala, to choose 1 of 3 (A, B or C).
  • Visit to the Tlaxcala Cathedral and the San Francisco e x-convent.
  • Visit to the Good Neighbour Chapel.
  • Entrance to the bullring.
  • Visit to the balcony Escalinata de los Héroes.
  • Driver.
  • Private guide.
  • Private transportation.
  • Bottled water and snacks inside transportation.
  • Souvenir.
  • Facemask and sanitizing gel.
No Included
  • Tips.
  • Video and photography permits in museums, archaeological sites and attractions.

Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Additional information
  • It is essential to present ID to the guide before starting the tour.
  • In this tour you have to select of the following museums: A, B or C and communicate your e lection to the guide the day of your departure.
  • There is a possibility that we can’t enter the bullring in holidays (usually Sundays).
  • Tennis or comfortable shoes recommended.
  • Sunglasses recommended.
  • Sunblock and hat recommended.
  • You may have the physical condition to walk up to 120 minutes. (with breaks).
  • Spanish and English explanations don’t have an extra cost.
  • We don’t do surprise stops in any store to force you to buy handicrafts.
  • We strictly respect the itinerary.
  • We don’t sell you anything aboard or in the tour.
  • Confirmation will be received by email at the time of booking.
  • Infants under 2 years of age are free of charge, but must travel in the arms or on the legs of their parents. (please inform us in the notes).
  • Babies (over two years old) and young children must have their own seats.
  • A infant car seat available per tour, (please request it).
  • The unit price decreases according to the size of the group.

(TE30) Ex Hacienda de Chautla and Tlaxcala


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Ex Hacienda de Chautla

We’ll visit an old estate from XVIII century with a beautiful kitchen, decorated with talavera and a red brick construction, known as the Gillow Castle, which communicates with the old estate through a path in the middle of an artificial lake. We’ll listen, in voice of the guide, the history of this estate and region between Puebla and Mexico cities.

Constitution Square or Weapons Square

Already in Tlaxcala, we’ll walk along the Constitution Square. This was the starting point for the outline of the city in 1524. We’ll see the kiosk and the fountain of the Holy Cross, that has six cherubs and a quarry cross, donated by Philip IV, king of Spain. Also, we can watch the outside of the Government Palace, the portals and the ancient Indians Real Chapel, today the Justice Palace.

Tlaxcala Goverment Palace murals

We’ll watch 450 square meters of paintings and images, where is represented Tlaxcala as the miscegenation cradle of the Mexican nation. We can see and distinguish in the paints the worldview, organization and history of ancient Tlaxcaltecans. Our guide will tell us the Tlaxcaltecan view of the two cultures meeting 500 years ago, the Quetzalcóatl prophecy and the Tlaxcaltecans alliance with the Spanish people to defeat Aztecs and conquer Mexico-Tenochtitlan. Definitely, a place full of cultural and historic value.

San José Parrish

Just a few steps from the murals, in the same historic center in the Tlaxcala city, next to the Government Palace, we’ll find a beautiful catholic parrish built in XVIII century, that distinguish for its baroque stipe and the use of mortar, brick and tile. We’ll also appreciate, that inside there are baroque and neoclassical paints, represented in the altars.

Justice Palace exterior

Also, very close to the ancient Indians Real Chapel, founded in XVI century, with a stipe façade, in the wire rode, in low relief, are carved in stoned the Charles V of Spain shields, which show a bicephalous eagle from the Austrians and the Castilla shield. At the same time, we’ll see baroque columns and three medallions, two of the have reliefs.

Travel in Xicohténcatl Square

Our walk continues in the famous Xicohténcatl square, a small park dedicated to the famous Tlaxcaltecan warrior Xicohténcatl Axayacatzin, who was brave and aggressive and fought against Spanish invaders. He understood the future of his conquered town.

You can find the statue dedicated to this warrior, typical snacks, quesadillas, handicrafts, ice creams, tropical flavored shaved ices and our restaurants.

In this tour you must chose of of the following museums: A, B or C and tell the guide about your election.

A. Tlaxcala Art Museum

A place that shows the plastic arts contemporary trends. There are paints and sculptures from the novo hispanic era. Also, this museum highlights by its collection of works from the primary era of Frida Kahlo (1923-1927), two oils on canvas, three watercolors on paper and a pencil drawing on paper. In the exhibition rooms we can also see art trends from Mexico and Latin America.

B. Tlaxcala Memorial Museum

An ancient house from XVI century, today hosts a modern and interactive museum that shows the colonial history of Tlaxcala, from the conquest of Mexico in 1521 to the end of XVIII century. It has 5 rooms: Indigenous Government, Miscegenation, Indigenous and Mexican cultures mix, Colonial codex and the Tlaxcaltecan colonization from north Mexico.

C. Regional Museum of Tlaxcala

A franciscan ex-convent, built a little before the half of XVI century, walking on a slight slope of an ash tree wooded avenue, we’ll find this beautiful enclosure that shows an complete vision of the history of Tlaxcala.

The museum has a collection of easel paints, ceramics and lithic representative of prehispanic and novo hispanic eras. The paleontological themes, prehispanic and colonial eras, religious art, carved wood stew, colonial era relics and pieces from archeological zones, such as Cacaxtla and Xochitécatl complement the visit to this magnificent museum.

Tlaxcala Cathedral and open chapel

We continue in a XVI century building: Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral, that is a peculiar architectural set called “conventual set”, because it has external elements that makes it unique: entrance, external tower, high atrium, cloister, temple, internal chapel and external chapel (Saint Francis ex-convent).

The ceiling is unusual in Mexico, because is of the gable roof kind, and from the inside, you can watch a cedar paneling. This building has no domes, has only one section separated from the church.

Inside there is a baroque style altarpiece with important paints, sculptures and carved wood columns, and among them, an oil paint that represents the baptism of Maxixcatzin, a noble lord from Tlaxcala, whose godfathers are Malintzin (the Malinche) and Hernán Cortés. This a special set that is worth admiring.

Good Neighbour Chapel

At the end of a long staircase, very close to the cathedral, there is a chapel built at the end of XVIII century. With a sober and minimalist façade and, with only one tower. From this place you can watch a panoramic of Tlaxcala city.

Tlaxcala Bullring

One of the most beautiful and small of the world. Until 1981 was named “the silver little cup” and is the only that has next a bell tower. You can enter the bullring, and maybe, walk in the arena, from where you can watch the logos and brands from all cattle raising firms of Tlaxcala and feel, for a few seconds, the adrenaline of a toreador in front of the bull in the middle of the ring.

Heroes Staircase Balcony

This is our last parade. 250 climbing steps to arrive to a balcony from where we can watch the historic center of Tlaxcala. His name makes reference to the heroes, because on its sides are the statues of the most important Mexican heroes, and same as in the arts bridge in Paris, lovers also put padlocks to confirm their love.

We’ll end the travel, going back to your hotel.

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Remember food and drinks in restaurants are not included.
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