The city of Puebla is
capital of the state with the same name and is located 120
km from Mexico City. It is surrounded by important
mountain ranges. Homes of two of the largest volcanoes in
Mexico, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, Sierra Madre Nevada
stands out among them.
It is founded in 1531 and made up the first Renaissance
metropolis of New Spain, where the formal co-existence
between pre-Hispanic and colonial worlds began.
Because of its history and its cultural and archaeological
richness, Puebla is considered Cultural Patrimony of
Humanity. In Mexico, it is the 4th city in terms of
importance and development, with an extensive network of
communication channels. Its highways connect South and
Southeast to the center of the country.
Puebla is one of the urban centers with great arts and
crafts, cultural and historical richness.
Attractions in Puebla:
Cathedral "Our Lady of the Immaculate
Main Plaza, with its baroque style fountain
Ex-Palace of Archbishop, built in 17th century and
currently location of Cultural Center
Temple of Soledad, which was convent of Carmelite
nuns originating from small chapel, constructed in 17th
Street of Sapos (Toads), with bazaars and antiques
Church of Rosario
Temple of San Francisco, housing the body of the
devout Sebastian de Aparicio
Temple of Compania
Temple of San Pedro, 17th century
Church of Tonatzintla, indigenous baroque
Capila del Rosario
El Parian Market
Iglesia di Guadalupe
Iglesia di Santa Monika
Poblano Cultural Institute
No Intervencion Museum
Leaving the city, only a few minutes from the main road,
there are many historical sites and recreational stops.
Cholula famous for 365 churches, where one can also visit
remnants of glorious past: In what appears to be a
mountain, crowned by Sanctuary of Remedios, there is
half-buried pyramid which is accessible through tunnel.
The objects found during the excavations are exhibited in
Only 30 minutes from the city, there are towns of Tapeaca,
Tecali, Cuautinchan and Tecamachalco, famous for 16th and
17th century Franciscan convents and important colonial
jewels of great historical and cultural value.
15 minutes from Puebla, one can visit the city of Atlixco,
famous for its extraordinary climate and exceptional
nurseries. On the way you can stop and visit San Baltazar
Atlimeyaya, to see the largest trout hatcheries in Mexican
Republic. Africam Safari, zoological park, has numerous
species of African and American fauna freely wander, while
you observe from the safety of your car or bus. There are
3000 animals of 250 different species, some in danger of
In Puebla, one can visit Cantona, the second largest area
of Mesoamerica, with 12 Sq. km and 24 ball courts.
The majolica-style Talavera china is one of the finest and
most important of Mexican ceramic arts. It is
characterized as porcelain of glazed metallic tincture,
giving the china blue color on white background. This art
demonstrates Asian and Spanish influences, as much in the
processed material as in the decoration, which includes
stylized birds with very long tails or Chinese figures.
Table ware, large vases, cups and small bowls, spice
containers and numerous tiles for diverse uses are all