Puebla is one of the richest cities en Mexico. The culture one can admire in this city is almost unlimited. Every corner brings something new and excited to learn and see. The many churches, buildings, parks, museums and attractions are all worth visiting.
But since this is a Top 10 Culture Sites in Puebla, having to narrowing it to only 10 was very hard. Nevertheless here they are.
Picking number 1 surprisingly wasn't extremely hard, la Capilla del Rosario is the jewel of Puebla, so it was an obvious choice. From number 2 on, things got complicated. But eventually, it became logical that the Biblioteca Palafoxiana had to be number 2, since it's the only site in Puebla submitted in the UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.
In this list there are only museums and churches, for the sole reason that during the Colony period, culture was in the churches. That's where the art was displayed, not exactly as art pieces, but as objects to worship. Eventually, as the Colony ended and the Modern Mexico was born, those pieces were either kept in the churches or moved to museums. Residences had pieces of art too (as can be seen in both Bello Museums), but most of those are also in museums, unless they're still on private collections.
Puebla was a rich city, it was built for the Spaniards, so the quality and quantity of these art pieces is exceptional, you really should have the chance to admire. The way to get to know the culture heritage of Puebla is then obviously through its churches and museums. Lucky for you there are many here. And in case you don't want to enter every single one that you find, here's the list of the Top 10 you have to visit.
5 de Mayo 409
This outstanding example of Mexican Baroque style is considered Puebla's jewel... read more
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
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
2 Sur 708
One of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Modern and Contemporary art in Mexico... read more
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
17 Oriente 1
A XVII Century church beautful both on the inside and in the facade... read more
4 Oriente 416
An unique piece of baroque architecture in Mexico...
Av. 16 de Septiembre unnumbered
This is an impressive treasure of colonial architecture... read more
5 de Mayo 409
A beginning of the XX century's house, preserved in its original state... read more
14 oriente 1003
An important church with a beautiful pottery facade... read more