Tlacolula de Matamoros has a storied
founded this town around the year 1250 and called it Guichiibaa.
Sunday is Market
Day and this is one of the oldest in all of Mesoamerica, and
it is the largest in the Central
Locals used to refer to this market as 'Tokiolula' since it carried
many imported goods from Asia in the 60s and 70s.
Stalls line the main street from the bus station to the 16th-century
church, the Capilla del Santo Cristo.
Tall people will need to duck under the clotheslines that hold
up the colorful tarps.
Local cuisine includes barbecued goat (barbacoa de chivo) in a
dark red broth. The stew is accompanied by fresh corn tortillas,
cabbage, radishes, cilantro and lime. Also of note is the egg bread
(pan de yema) and chocolate! A recommended place for chocolate ...
The Church of the Virgin of the Assumption was built toward the
end of the 16th century. The Capilla del Señor de Tlacolula
houses the ornate Chapel of the Martyrs.
The Tlacolula Valley takes its name from this town.