Kid-friendly Puebla



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Puebla is well known for its churches, its amazing Colonial architecture, its local food and the beautiful volcanos view. Normally this would sound like a great trip for adults, but the truth is that there are some fun places where kids can enjoy themselves and learn at the same time.
So, if you have a weekend, I invite you to come to Puebla and enjoy a fun three days trip with your kids along.

Author: VicaAmuchastegui


Day 1 - Puebla


We’ll spend the first day together in Puebla walking around downtown. The Zocalo is a great starting point and a fun sight for kids and adults. Enjoy the gardens, the music, the ballon vendors and the amazing building surrounding the square, specially the cathedral.
Walk north 5 de Mayo street. It’s a pedestrian street, so just enjoy the buildings and the stroll. Go into the Santo Domingo Convent and visit the Capilla del Rosario (Rosary Chappel). Kids usually love this chapel, they stare in awe at the glided stucco that looks like gold. When you’re done, walk east along the 6 Oriente. This street is fondly called “the candies street” for this is where you’ll find all kinds of typical candies. Just one block away is the Casa Hermanos Serdán, or the Revolution Museum. In it you’ll learn about Mexican Revolution and you’ll admire documents, furniture and paintings depicting the motives and the battles. And for the kids, be sure to point them that those holes in the facade are not there because this is an old building, but they are actually bullets from the Revolution!
Now go to the corner of 6 Norte and 4 Oriente and admire the Alfeñique House with its facade that appears to be made out of sugar. Go to the Parian, that’s the traditional crafts market in front of the Alfeñique House, in it you’ll find all kinds of typical Mexican toys, more candies and souvenirs.
When you’re done, go back west along the 2 Oriente and turn left on the 2 Norte. In the middle of the block you’ll find the Casa de los Muñecos (Dolls House), you’ll recognize it because of the images on the facade. In this museum kids will see all kinds of instruments formerly used by the University for all kinds of scientific experiments and measures.
We’ll end on the starting point, at the Zocalo, so you can enjoy a little bit more of Puebla’s downtown life!


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Zocalo

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Location:

16 de Septiembre at Av. Juan de Palafox y Mendoza
72000 Puebla, Mexico


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Capilla del Rosario

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Location:

5 de Mayo 409
72000 Puebla, Mexico


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Casa Hermanos Serdan

Location:

6 Oriente 206
72000 Puebla, Mexico

Contact:

tel: (222) 242 10 76


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El Parian

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Location:

6 Norte, between 2 and 4 Oriente
72400 Puebla, Mexico


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Museo Universitario Casa de los Muñecos

Location:

2 Norte 2
72400 Puebla, Mexico

Contact:

tel: (222) 246-2899


Day 2 - Puebla


Today is a great day for kids, for we are going to Africam Safari! If you have a car, ask at your hotel front desk for a map to get there. If you don’t, busses leave the Zocalo straight to the park, just ask at the front desk for the time table.
You’ll have a great time at Africam Safari, it doesn’t matter how old are you. But this is a whole day activity so be sure to leave early so you can enjoy the animals and the activities with enough time.


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Africam Safari

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Location:

Km 16.5 Blvd. Cap. Carlos Camacho
Puebla, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 01 222 281 7000


Day 3 - Puebla


Today we’ll visit two forts that made Puebla and the Cinco de Mayo battle worldwide famous. The Guadalupe Forth is almost in ruins, but it hasn’t lost its importance and power. The downtown and volcano views from there are amazing, and those could be sole reasons to go to the Forts, but luckily, there’s more to see.
The Loreto Fort is a War Museum where you’ll learn about the Cinco de Mayo Battle and a little bit about he history of the city.
The forts are close to downtown, but you need to get a taxi there. The front desk can call it for you, and it shouldn’t be expensive since its a five minutes ride.
After you’re done there, call another taxi (there are taxi sites in the forts) and ask to be taken to the Trains Museum (Museo del Ferrocarril). This is a fun place for kids, for they’ll see and board old train engines, passenger cars and a even a presidential car.
You’re just a block away from downtown, but not the good part. So walk south along the 11 Norte and go to the Paseo Juarez, a big garden where you can stroll or enter downtown again (to the east).
Hope you and your kids had a great time in Puebla!


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Fuerte de Loreto

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Location:

Centro Cívico 5 de Mayo, Calzada de los Fuertes
72260 Puebla, Mexico


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Fuerte de Guadalupe

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Location:

Centro Cívico 5 de Mayo, Calzada de los Fuertes
72260 Puebla, Mexico


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Museo Nacional del Ferrocarril

Location:

11 Norte 1005
Calle 11 Norte and Calle 12 Poniente
72000 Puebla, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 222/232-4988


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