Tlaxcala is a tiny state located east of Mexico City in the center of Mexico. Nearby Xochitecatl ruins feature ancient pyramids, while the southern Cacaxtla site is home to vibrant Mayan frescoes. The state capital of Tlaxcala can be found to the northeast of here, and it is home to several beautiful buildings like the Palacio de Gobierno de Tlaxcala, which has an orange-tiled exterior and murals illustrating local history.