Cacaxtla was one of the most important cities during the Late Classic Period; after the fall of Teotihuacan and Cholula it achieved the political, military and economical hegemony of a large part of the Puebla-Tlaxcala Valley region. The Gran Basamento (Great Base) stands out with its superimposed structures with sophisticated and unique mural paintings. On the other hand, Xochitécatl developed primarily during the Preclassic Period as a ceremonial center oriented towards fertility cults and the summoning of rains, whose symbols seem to be translated through the female image.


Circuito Perimetral de San Miguel del Milagro KM 17.5, Municipio Nativitas, Tlaxcala. , Natívitas, Tlaxcala


From Monday to Sunday, 09:00 - 17:30 hrs.




Centro INAH Tlaxcala / Subdirección de la zona arqueológica Cacaxtla
Tel. (246) 462 9375 y 462 9031 y 416 0000 /


The archaeological zone: Cacaxtla-Xochitécatl is located in the village of San Miguel del Milagro, 19 kilometers [12 miles] to the southwest of the capital, in the municipality of Nativitas. In order to enter the zone from Mexico City, go through the Highway No. 150 to the San Martín Texmelucan, Puebla, toll booth. Some few kilometers ahead, take the detour in Xalmimilulco in direction to the village of San Miguel Xochitecatitla where one can follow the directions to arrive to the paved road (1.9 kilometers [one mile]) climbing through the hillside towards Xochitécatl. In order to visit Cacaxtla, one must go through San Miguel Xochitecatitla, heading in direction to Nativitas up to the junction of San Miguel del Milagro and Cacaxtla.


Come and Visit the Xochitécatl On-Site Museum

December 20 2018 to December 31 2019

Visit the Cacaxtla On-Site Museum

December 20 2018 to December 31 2019