Xalapa-Enríquez, commonly Xalapa or Jalapa is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality. In the year 2005 census the city reported a population of 387,879 and the municipality of which it serves as municipal seat reported a population of 413,136. The municipality has an area of 118.45 km². Xalapa lies near the geographic center of the state and is the second-largest city in the state after the city of Veracruz.
Cerro de Macuiltépetl is a mountain of eastern Mexico with an elevation of 1522 metres above sea level. It is located in the Cofre de Perote mountainous area of the municipality of Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz.
Cascada de Texolo is a waterfall of eastern Mexico. It is located 3 kilomteres from the town of Xico, in the state of Veracruz, approximately 19 kilometres from Xalapa city. The waterfall is roughly 60–80 feet. There is a bridge over the gorge connecting the dense woodland together. On the other side there are two smaller waterfalls that can be seen from some of the footpaths in the area.
Xalapa Cathedral or in full, Catedral Metropolitana de la Immaculada Concepción de Xalapa is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, in eastern Mexico. The see of the Metropolitan Archidiocese of Xalapa, it is one of the oldest constructions of the city. The cathedral was originally built in 1641, but in 1772 it underwent massive change that reconstructed it in the baroque style. Some details in some parts of cathedral remain from this, including the bell tower.
General Juan de la Luz Enríquez Lara (born Tlacotalpan, May 16, 1836 – died Xalapa, March 17, 1892) was a Mexican politician. He served as Governor of Veracruz from 1884 to 1892. The official name of the city of Xalapa, Xalapa Enríquez, is in his honor and he is the patron of the city. His name is honored, largely due to his policies which brought rapid development and prosperity to Xalapa and the foundation of important schools and universities in the 1880s and 1890s.
Callejón Diamante (Diamond Alley) is an important central street in the city of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico. At night the street is often crowded with a Bohemian atmosphere and features a number of cafes and shops catering for the arts. It is located near the Callejón Jesús te Ampare, a cobblestone street which connects to the Church of San José of Xalapa.
Patio Muñóz is a neighborhood of the city of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico. The neighborhood is known for its lively performances featuring musicians and dancers and other forms of artistic display. Fandango performances are a common sight in Patio Muñoz.
Parque Benito Juárez is a public park in the city of Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico. The park is located in central Xalapa among the four oldest neighborhoods of the city with a terrace-like appearance. The southern side of the park looks over the valley below, offering scenic views of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains in the distance. with its south side overlooking the valley below and snowcapped mountains in the distance.
The Museo de Antropología de Xalapa is an anthropological museum in the city of Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico. The museum houses the largest collection of artifacts from Mexican Gulf Coast cultures such as the Olmec, the Huastec and the Totonac with more than 25,000 pieces. The most notable pieces in the museum are the giant Olmec heads and the smaller Totonac ones, which are called "caritas sonrientes" (little smiling faces) in Spanish.
The Jardín Botánico Clavijero (Clavijero Botanical Garden) is an important botanical garden in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. The garden is dedicated to Francisco Javier Clavijero, who was a Novohispano Jesuit teacher, scholar and historian. It has a noted collection of regional plants with sections dedicated to Mexican ornamental flowers, reconstructed mountain environments in Xalapa, ferns and the most extensive variety of pines in Mexico.
The Universidad de Xalapa is a university in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. The institution was founded in 1992 by Carlos Garcia Hernandez as a response to the demand from youngsters with not much career options in the area. It is considered as the pioneer of the private universities in the city which now includes more than a dozen schools.