Where is the medieval Christmas town in Mexico that causes a stir annually for its decorations


There are fewer and fewer days until the start of the holiday season and, with this, several families are beginning to think about where they can spend their holidays. Although some prefer the beaches, for those who want to live a more Christmassy experience, there is a picturesque medieval town in Mexico that causes a sensation year after year for its seasonal decorations and activities.

From spectacular cobblestone streets to light shows on every corner, this place can be the perfect option to get into the Christmas spirit.

This site is not only popular in December, but all 12 months it usually attracts a large number of tourists due to how it is built.

This is Val’Quirico, a unique site in the state of Tlaxcala, just 24 kilometers (14.91 miles) from Puebla. With panoramic views of the imposing volcanoes Popocatépetl, Iztaccíhuatl and La Malinche.

The Val’Quirico residential complex, which sits on the ancient ruins of the Santa Águeda estate, offers a unique experience due to its architecture reminiscent of the Italian region of Tuscany. This development was devised by an investor who, captivated by the beauty of said European site, decided to replicate it in Mexico.

Val’Quirico not only stands out for its architectural design and elegant balconies, but also for providing a haven of peace and tranquility for those who visit it, whether in search of a safe family environment or a romantic corner.

What’s on in Val’Quirico at Christmas

This 2023, the Christmas celebrations will begin next December 1st, when the traditional Christmas tree lighting takes place in the main Zócalo.

Furthermore, throughout the season, the town is completely overflowing with lights and an illuminated villa is usually placed there. Various cultural events are offered throughout the weeks, such as in past years when ballet performances of The Nutcracker were held.

Even on November 24, a Christmas benefit concert was held with Richard White at the well-known Casa de los Abuelos.

The entertainment offer in Val’Quirico extends along its cobbled paths, illuminated by torches at dusk, creating a magical atmosphere. The restaurants with live music, the carousel, souvenir shops, the bird sanctuary, archery practice and spaces designed for the enjoyment of children, consolidate this destination as a multifaceted place.

How much does it cost to stay and how to get there

As for accommodation, prices vary from 2 thousand to more than 4 thousand Mexican pesos. To get to Val’Quirico, travelers must travel the Mexico-Puebla highway, taking the detour towards Xoxtla passing through two tollbooths, the San Martín one with an approximate cost of 74 pesos and another with a minimum price of 40 pesos. From the center of Mexico City, a travel time is estimated at 2 hours and 30 minutes, which translates into an accessible journey for those looking for a quick getaway from the city routine.

Source: Infobae