Visit Puebla, Puebla
Puebla de Zaragoza is the capital city of the state of Puebla, with an invaluable cultural, historical and colonial richness that gained the Historic Center the recognition as a World Heritage Site in 1987 and a modern side that places it as one of Mexico’s most industrialized cities.
Those who visit Puebla, regardless if they here to make business or to explore the city, can’t miss its gastronomy. The Poblana food is known in the entire world; not only the Chiles en Nogada are world-wide famous but also the Mole Poblano and the “Cemitas” are part of the menu of any restaurant or typical market of Puebla. The typical food of Puebla is so important that different festivals celebrate it throughout the year, among them the Chile en Nogada Festival in August and the Mole Poblano Festival in July.
The city of Puebla is 136 km (approx. 2:30 hours) from Mexico City and you can get to it by road (car or bus from the Puebla Bus Station) and by air as it has the Hermanos Serdan Puebla International Airport.
As your stay in Puebla reaches to an end, don’t miss to take a piece a Talavera Poblana with you. Its process dates back to the end of the XVI century and nowadays its production continues.
What to Visit in Puebla
Cathedral of Puebla:
Address: 16 de Septiembre S/N, Centro, Puebla, Puebla.
In a city that is well-known for its temples and colonial monuments, the Cathedral stands out. It’s located in the Historic Centre of Puebla, built between the XVI and XVII centuries and is considered, in addition to the most important religious building, a museum, as it contains paintings, sculptures, gold pieces and a historical archive.
Address: Av. Don Juan de Palafox and Mendoza 14, Centro, Puebla, Puebla.
The building that currently serves as a City Hall is work of the architect Carlos H. Hall, who finished it in 1906 with a variety of architectural styles, standing out elements of the Italian renaissance. Its façade of gray rock is an authentic treasure to admire.
Church of Santo Domingo:
Address: Av. 5 de Mayo, Centro, Puebla, Puebla.
Another religious construction to admire in the Historic Centre of Puebla is the Church of Santo Domingo, which construction took place during the XVI and XVII centuries. Its façade with a marble image of St. Dominic is one of the biggest highlights.
Address: Av. 8 Ote s/n, Centro, Puebla, Puebla.
It’s America’s oldest active theater, inaugurated in 1761 with the play “Antes que Todo es mi Dama”. More than 250 years later it’s still the scenery of plays, festivals, conferences and reports from the Government.