Tlaxcala, 120 km east of Mexico City, is a colonial city with much to offer. The town square is surrounded by historic buildings, including a prison converted into an art museum that houses several early and little known works of Frida Kahlo. At the time of our visit the church of San Jose was closed because of damage caused by the September 2017 earthquake. Nonetheless we marveled at the tiled and lavish details of the façade. Nearby is the bullring Jorge Aguilar El Ranchero, which locals claim to be one of the three most beautiful in the world. And not to be missed is the town’s most famous drink, pulque, made by fermenting the sap of the maguey plant.