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  • Address: La Antigua, Veracruz, Mexico

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La Antigua Tours

Considered by many to be the first true Spanish town in all of Mexico, La Antigua is the home of Hernan Cortes, who led the expedition that ended the Aztec Empire. His house, which was built in 1523, draws travelers from across the globe who seek a window into Mexico’s incredible—and sometimes bloody—past. Today, Cortes’s home, built of coral and stone, is wrapped thick with vines and overgrown with tree roots. 

In addition to Cortes’s family home, the oldest church in the Americas, as well as Edificio del Cabildo—which held the first city council—are both located in La Antigua. Travelers can walk through what remains of the Cavalry Lancers’ garrison, where ready troops were once stationed to defend the town, or explore the Spanish colonial architecture hidden in the landscape of this sleepy town. 

Practical Info

La Antigua is about a half hour north of Veracruz City. A Xalapa-bound bus from Veracruz stops about 15 minutes away from La Antigua and costs less than US$2 each way.

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Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing, Veracruz, null
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Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing

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Combine city sightseeing with Mexican history on this 5-hour tour of Veracruz and its surrounding attractions. Visit the small town of La Antigua, an early ...  Read more

Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan Ruins, Veracruz, Day Trips
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Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan Ruins

Combine visits to three historical Mexican sites in one day with this day trip from Veracruz. With a local guide, you’ll travel to the ruins of Quiahuiztlan ...  Read more

Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.99
Cempoala Ruins and La Antigua Day Trip from Veracruz, Veracruz, Day Trips
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Cempoala Ruins and La Antigua Day Trip from Veracruz

Spend half a day immersed in Mexican history on this fascinating tour from Veracruz. With a local guide, you’ll travel to two sites of importance in Mexico’s ...  Read more

Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.00

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