Puebla Attractions



Puebla is the fifth largest city in Mexico, and one of the most important colonial cities in the country. In 1987 Puebla's downtown was inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO because of it's beautiful architecture, it's delightful squares and it's unique urban planning. According to the legend, the city was planed by angels that visited the sixteenth century Tlaxcala bishop Julian Garces in a dream, and showed him exactly where he should build a new city. This is why Puebla is worldwide known as "City of Angels", and it sure lives up to that name. Downtown Puebla is a magnificent architectural and artistic spectacle.
Originally, the city was conceived for wealthy Spaniards who needed a place to live close enough to Mexico City and to Veracruz, the country's main port. The richness of the city reflects the wealth of its sixteenth and seventeenth century residents. Walking through downtown you'll find amazing colonial buildings, must-see museums, famous landmarks and charming squares. The Cathedral is probably the most stunning building in the city, and it's considered its heart.
But outside downtown you'll find many other things too. "Los Fuertes" are two forts used to fight the French on the now famous "Cinco de Mayo" battle, which was held (as its name implies) on may 5, 1862. They're set atop of a hill, not far from downtown, so the view of the city and the volcanos from there is priceless. Boulevard Juarez, or simply "La Juarez", is a beautiful and lively street where visitors can find all kind of restaurants and night clubs, while admiring beautiful buildings.
 Just 20 minutes from Puebla is Cholula, the ancient pre-Hispanic city, with its ancient pyramid, its 37 churches and its 365 cupolas, one for each day of the year.

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Catedral de Puebla

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Av. 16 de Septiembre unnumbered

This is an impressive treasure of colonial architecture... read more

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Museo Amparo

2 Sur 708

One of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Modern and Contemporary art in Mexico... read more

Capilla del Rosario

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5 de Mayo 409

This outstanding example of Mexican Baroque style is considered Puebla's jewel... read more

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Biblioteca Palafoxiana

5 Oriente 5

This beautiful baroque library was the first public library in America, and is the only one that has survived to this day... read more

Museo Bello y González

Calle 3 Poniente 302

This museum houses the collection of Jose Luis Bello y Gonzalez and has uncountable pieces of Talavera, antiques and oriental objects, among many others... read more

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Casa del Dean

16 de Septiembre 505

The murals in this house are a rare and unique sample of non-religious mural painting in the XVI century in Mexico... read more

Templo de San Francisco

14 oriente 1003

An important church with a beautiful pottery facade... read more

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Fuerte de Loreto

Centro Cívico 5 de Mayo, Calzada de los Fuertes

One of two historic forts that famously defended the city from the French troops on the "Cinco de Mayo" Battle in 1862... read more

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El Parian

6 Norte, between 2 and 4 Oriente

The biggest and most beautiful craft market in the city... read more

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Africam Safari

Km 16.5 Blvd. Cap. Carlos Camacho

This is the most important safari in Latin America. The animals are free, you are the one who'll be locked up on your car!... read more

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Africam Safari

Km 16.5 Blvd. Cap. Carlos Camacho

This is the most important safari in Latin America. The animals are free, you are the one who'll be locked up on your car!... read more

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Fuerte de Guadalupe

Centro Cívico 5 de Mayo, Calzada de los Fuertes

One of two historic forts that famously defended the city from the French troops on the "Cinco de Mayo" Battle in 1862... read more

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Zocalo

16 de Septiembre at Av. Juan de Palafox y Mendoza

Puebla's main square... read more

Plazuela de los Sapos

6 Sur between 5 and 7 Oriente

An animated saturday and sunday street market of antiques and other oddities... read more

Museo Universitario Casa de los Muñecos

2 Norte 2

This amazing building houses the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla's art and science museum... read more

Templo de Santo Domingo

5 de mayo y 4 poniente

A XVIII century church with a marvelous jewel inside... read more

Mercado la Victoria

5 de Mayo entre 4 y 8 poniente

An early XX century market rebuilt as a modern one... read more

Casa Hermanos Serdan

6 Oriente 206

Museum of the Revolution. This is probably the most important building in the Revolution History in Puebla... read more

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Xanenetla

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4 norte at Blvd. H. 5 de Mayo

An artistic project has captured the essence, the past, present and future hopes of this barrio through 52 murals made by a citizen movement... read more

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Calle de los Dulces

6 Oriente between 5 de Mayo and 4 Norte

These are two whole blocks filled with traditional candy stores. Beautiful!... read more
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