Plazuela de los Sapos



Address:

6 Sur between 5 and 7 Oriente
72000 Puebla, Mexico

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Strenuousness:

Moderate

NileGuide Expert tip:

If you go in the evening to the square to enjoy a drink, be careful with the pickpockets. This is not the safest place downtown.

Description:

Every saturday, but mainly every sunday, the Plazuela de los Sapos (Frogs Square) is filled with endless antiques and many oddities stalls. This is Puebla's main flea market.
Every other day of the week, you can visit the many stores along the square where more antiques can be seen and obtained, or you can sit and have a drink in one of the bars or restaurants. In the evenings, many of these establishments have music and a friendly atmosphere.
The square, as well as the the famous Callejón de los Sapos (the Alley of Frogs) that leads here, got its name during the Colonial period because of the many frogs and toads that lived on the banks of the old San Francisco River (now the 5 de Mayo Boulevard) and that would get as far as this area when the river was overflowed.

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