The town is well known for being on the slopes of the Pico de Orizaba volcano, which is the highest mountain in Mexico. With a snowy landscape in the background, the town is beloved by many tourists. Its name comes from an ancient Aztec word that means “place of joyful water”, making reference to the river that flows in the town’s vicinity.
One of the most breathtaking buildings is the Iron Palace, a 126-year-old Art Nouveau building that’s entirely made from iron. The building was basically sent in pieces all the way from Brussels, and it was meant to become a government building. Now, it’s divided into six different museums.