Surrounded by three volcanoes, Puebla was founded in 1531 as an exclusive Spanish village between Mexico and Veracruz. When you walk through its narrow cobbled streets observing the facades combined with bricks and tiles, you will understand the importance of the city. Adding more 2,619 monuments between religious and civilians, you will be speechless when every step you take you find an architectural jewel.
In its capital, also known as the "City of Angels", you can admire the architecture of the buildings that adorn its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as well as visit its museums, which exalt historical and cultural values such as the crafts of talavera and its exquisite cuisine, from which you can taste dishes such as mole, chiles en nogada and marzipan sweets, goat's milk and sweet potato.
In its surroundings you can visit the archaeological zone of Cholula, which has one of the largest pyramidal bases in the country; Africam Safari Zoo, an ecological design park, while in the Tehuacán Valley Biosphere Reserve, you can observe various species of flora and fauna.
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- The Cathedral of Puebla is undoubtedly the most emblematic building in the city. In the beginning its construction was not considered since the diocese was in Tlaxcala. However, when the headquarters were changed, it began to be built taking centuries to complete, only between the two towers is 90 years apart. The interior is also full of jewels like the High Altar, considered a masterpiece of Mexico, designed by Manuel Tolsá.
- In what was the old square of San Roque built in 1805, what was considered the first craft market in the place known as El Parián was conditioned in 1961. This is where you should go if you are looking for typical pieces of the region such as talavera, textiles, leather goods, ceramics, wood, pottery, copper and more.
- If you want to know more about the gastronomy of Puebla, you are looking for a souvenir of your visit or you have a weakness for sweets, go to Calle de los Dulces where you will have problems to choose only a few of the great variety that will be presented to you in its most of 40 stores.
- The Museo Internacional del Barroco was designed by the winner of the 2013 Pritzker, Toyo Ito. It shows the best of international baroque, with pieces from different countries. In its architectural program 11 permanent and temporary exhibition halls were included. In addition, the museum has museum and restoration workshops, an auditorium, shops, restaurant and an artificial lake.
- One of the best ways to live the full experience of Puebla is eating one of its famous cemites in a typical place like the Melchor Ocampo Market. Located in the neighborhood of El Carmen it opens its doors in the fifties and in it you will find flowers, mole, chiles en nogada (when it is season), typical sweets and much more.
But that’s not all:
- Live the experience of a walk through the Plazuela de los Sapos.
- Visit the Biblioteca Palafoxiana and live the culture.
- Get on the Puebla - Cholula Tourist Train and travel through the Historic Center area and the Archaeological Zone of Cholula, in 40 minutes.
- Do not miss the opportunity to take the traditional Pasita, raisin liqueur served with a piece of cheese and dried fruit.