Apizaco, Tlaxcala

Apizaco is one of the municipalities that make up Tlaxcala and is designated as a Magical Neighborhood. Discover its attractions on your next getaway!

The Magical Neighborhoods program has arrived in Tlaxcala with the designation of Apizaco. The Federal Secretariat of Tourism awarded this distinction to the municipality due to its attractions, cultural, and historical richness. This small tourist gem of Tlaxcala is a treasure waiting to be discovered, located just 20 minutes from the state capital.

Discover the Magic of Apizaco 

Beautiful rivers and abundant vegetation are part of its charms, but it also has a series of architectural, historical, and cultural attractions that you should explore on your next getaway to this destination.

What to Do in Apizaco Magical Neighborhood, Tlaxcala

  • La Maquinita An old steam locomotive representing Apizaco’s railway history. It is located at the entrance of the city.
  • Museo Casa de Piedra This museum houses various collections that showcase the history of Tlaxcala, related to different aspects of urban and religious life, as well as bullfighting practiced in the city.
  • Plaza de Toros Rodolfo Rodríguez Inaugurated in 1986, this bullring is the largest in the state, earning the name La Monumental. However, it was later renamed after Rodolfo Rodríguez, the most important bullfighter in the city.
  • Basílica de la Misericordia This 17th-century construction, inspired by Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, consists of three carved stone naves. The central nave is the largest, measuring 43.20 meters in length, 10.70 meters in width, and 19 meters in height.


The temperature in this Magical Neighborhood is quite consistent throughout the year, so you won’t encounter extreme weather surprises. It’s best to travel light, with comfortable clothing, as this is a destination you can mostly explore on foot.

When to Visit 

The Apizaco Fair is a great opportunity to visit this Magical Neighborhood of Tlaxcala. It is celebrated every year from February 28 to March 17, featuring religious events, folkloric dances, bullfights, rodeos, and popular dances.

Where to Eat 

La Tronera (Blvd. de la Libertad 105) is a restaurant that will complete your visit to the Magical Neighborhood with a full sensory experience. It offers a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere to enjoy typical Tlaxcala dishes with a homemade touch. The mixiotes are highly recommended, and it’s also an ideal place to try the region’s famous pulque.

Where to Stay 

This destination offers various places to stay, with options to fit all budgets. El Sabinal (Camino Real 407, 4a Sección) is a boutique hotel ideal for couples, while La Posada (16 de septiembre 911) is a family-friendly hotel perfect for those who just need a place to sleep while enjoying the attractions of the Magical Neighborhood during the day.

How to Get to Apizaco 

If you’re traveling from Mexico City to Apizaco, take the Mexico-Puebla Highway and then the Mexico 150D. The approximate travel time for this route is two hours and fifteen minutes.


Apizaco, Tlaxcala, México

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