Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan

  • CATEGORY: Heritage cities, Patrimonio mundial


State of Veracruz
Category: Historic city
Cultural criteria: (ii) (iv)
Inscription: 02/12/1998

Tlacotalpan is a river port near the Gulf coast of Mexico that has preserved its urban fabric to a remarkable degree. It constitutes a singular example of settlement and typical architecture of the Caribbean region. Its outstanding character lies in its townscape of wide streets, open spaces and houses designed in function of the climatic conditions: light, shade, rain and wind besides that its colonnaded houses get dressed in a profusion of styles and colors.


, Veracruz, Veracruz