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commonly known as Xalapa or Jalapa is a Mexican city, at veracruz

commonly known as Xalapa or Jalapa is a Mexican city, capital of the municipality of the same name, and state capital of Veracruz. Popularly known as The Athens of Veracruz as the city of flowers.

Located in the central mountainous area of the state of Veracruz, 330 km from Mexico City and 105 km from the port of Veracruz by the Federal Highway No. 180.

The City of Xalapa is situated around the hill Macuiltepetl which is a monogenetic volcano type and the eastern foothills of the Cofre de Perote in the transition zone between the Sierra Madre Oriental and the coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico. Its height is at 1.460 meters. It borders the municipalities of Banderilla, Coatepec, Emiliano Zapata, Tlalnelhuayocan, Naolinco and Jilotepec.
can not be said to be known until it has enjoyed its unpredictable weather, steep streets and cobbled alleyways, churches and buildings that are part of the city's historical heritage. Xalapa is also offered for those who enjoy the artistic expression in painting murals and sculptures which can be found inside the Palace of Government and the Faculty of Economics of the Universidad Veracruzana. Notably, Xalapa has several parks and gardens, excellent museums, galleries and nightlife that makes the capital a unique city of Veracruz in Mexico and the world.
On the outskirts of this city you can enjoy various activities such as observing flora in the Botanic Garden Clavijero, which has more than 700 species typical of the region and beautiful gardens make this place a real paradise, camping and mountaineering in the Cofre de Perote National Park, which houses the second largest mountain lift the state of Veracruz and the eighth of Mexico with 4.282 m in height, and visit the archaeological site of El Tajin, the ancient capital of the Totonac culture wherehighlights the "Pyramid of the Niches" and where every year is held a summit that brings together scientists, intellectuals and artists from around the world to address issues of cultural and ecological.
Mysterious or romantic. Maybe a little of both. Dash of mystery to the gruesome stories that supported the traditional baptism of Jesus alleys shelters you and El Diamante, hint of romance in the surroundings of Hacienda El Lencero Museum, which inspired the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945 .

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