This town is famous for being on the slopes of the Pico de Orizaba volcano, the highest mountain in Mexico. With that impactful, snowy landscape as its background, the town makes the most of its beauty as a colonial city with extremely well-preserved architecture.
Its name comes from an Aztec word that means “place of joyful water,” making reference to the river that flows through the city beneath numerous stone bridges.
One of its architectural gems is the Iron Palace, a 126-year-old Art Nouveau building completely made from iron that was sent in pieces from Brussels to become the government building. It’s now divided into six different museums.
Lastly, you cannot visit Orizaba and not have a coffee.
The coffee from Veracruz is considered one of the best in the country, and this town has some seriously high-quality coffee shops.
Veracruz Daily Post