Fodor's Expert Review Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Tlaxcala Museum/Gallery

This cathedral is atop a hill one block south of Plaza Xicohténcatl. Its most unusual feature is its Moorish-style wood ceiling beams, carved and gilded with gold studs. There are only a few churches of this kind in Mexico, as Mudejar flourishes were popular here only during the really early years after the Spanish conquest. The austere monastery is home to the Museo Regional de Tlaxcala, which displays 16th- to 18th-century religious paintings as well as a small collection of pre-Columbian pieces. A beautiful outdoor chapel near the monastery has notable Moorish and Gothic traces.

Museum/Gallery Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala  90500, Mexico


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Church: free; museum MX$48, Church: daily 7–6; museum: Tues.–Sun. 10–5