First Time Tourists Guide in Puebla, Mexico

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Puebla is one of the oldest cities in Mexico with numerous historical and cultural sites

Visiting this city, you will find lots of pieces of Mexican history throughout the city

Puebla is unique because it will not hesitate to show the colors of the city and it is full of surprises

You can spend your time having a great trip from Mexico City to Puebla

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SIGHTSEEING

The city of Puebla is established since 1531. It is located about 100 km up east of Mexico City. The city became so rich in history because there were so many buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries. These buildings were mostly historic and were linked to religious buildings. Puebla’s historic center is notable for its Spanish colonial architecture, including the grand Puebla Cathedral. On the city's western outskirts in the town of Cholula, known for its Great Pyramid, one of the world’s largest.

Catedral de Puebla

Roman Catholic cathedral with an ornate interior that includes several chapels & an octagonal altar

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Great Pyramid (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula)

Archaeological zone of Cholula, an ancient Mesoamerican site known for its huge pyramid & tunnels

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DOWNTOWN

Puebla is a historical city that was even established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It was not separated from the many old church buildings there. Even a touch of colonial style can still be found in various buildings scattered throughout the city like in the Puebla Cathedral. There are also houses whose walls are tiled, making the face of the city of Puebla even more attractive. Aside from the city's iconic atmosphere, Puebla is also a great place to tour. You can visit the mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, or even caves in this city.

Catedral de Puebla

Roman Catholic cathedral with an ornate interior that includes several chapels & an octagonal altar

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SHOPPING

Regala Party and Gift Shop is a place to find interesting items for birthday such as balloons, cakes, and other items typically Mexican. You can also find the Mexican hat in this shop, in case you want to bring it home. And you can also find a traditional Mexican hat and fan, which is handmade at Abanicos Olé. Here you can find many Mexican items for souvenirs.

Regala Party and Gift Shop

A place to find interesting items for birthday such as balloons, cakes, and other items typically Mexican

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Abanicos Olé

You can also find traditional Mexican hat and fan, which is handmade at Abanicos Olé

Here you can find many Mexican items for souvenirs

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FOOD & DRINK

In this city, you can find typical sweet snacks (Calle de Los Dulces), to snacks full of aromatic herbs. Some foods that you can try are chalupas, fried tortillas that contain chicken or pork, onions, pepper, and also salsa. Then you can also try to eat molotes, fried quesadilla with different ingredients and covered in sauce and cream.

CULTURE

The Central Puebla Nahuatl language is a Nahuan language spoken by 16,000 people in Mexico with 1,430 monolinguals. It is also known as Central Puebla Aztec, Náhuatl del Suroeste de Puebla, and Southwestern Puebla Nahuatl.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Puebla for warm-weather activities is from mid-March to late May.

HOTEL

Besides known as a historical city, Puebla is a place to enjoy the warm atmosphere of its hospitality. Staying at Hotel Palacio San Leonardo Puebla is a good choice. At this hotel, you can feel a Mexican atmosphere with complete facilities and comfortable bedrooms. There’s also Holiday Inn Puebla La Noria, located in the heart of the city. It eases you to reach tourist attractions and shopping centers as well as restaurants.

Hotel Palacio San Leonardo Puebla

A careful restoration restored the original splendor of this 18th century Mansion

And a singular adaptation turned it into today's cozy and refined Palacio San Leonardo Hotel

Address : AVE 2 ORIENTE 211, PUEBLA, - 72000, Mexico

Holiday Inn Puebla La Noria

Holiday Inn® Puebla La Noria hotel is located between important avenues, close to business, industrial, commercial and entertainment areas of the city

Address : CIRC. INTERIOR JUAN PABLO II , PUEBLA, - PB 72410, Mexico

RESTAURANT

Puebla is home to many delicious Mexican foods and you can find it easily at Los Almuerzos. A restaurant designed in a comfortable setting and they even provide kids with playgrounds. It’s suitable for having a group lunch or family dinner. You can also visit Green Me La Noria, healthy food based on vegetable ingredients. As its name, this restaurant also held numerous events to support a healthy life.

Los Almuerzos

The food of yesteryear must be tasted as a family, in warm and homey environments, that's why at Los Almuerzos we offer a personalized, welcoming service, provided by young people who make us feel at home

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Green Me La Noria

We want to share our passion for healthy and quality food, promoting a more conscious and positive lifestyle with our environment

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CAFE

Fikafe is a nice place if you want to enjoy a comfy and cozy place to have breakfast. They also have outdoor tables where you can seat under the green-park-alike decoration. ki'bok Cafe Gourmet is a place to have a calming breakfast. Located in an old building with cozy wooden chairs and tables. You should try to visit this cafe in Puebla.

ki'bok Café Gourmet

ki'bok Cafe Gorument is a place to have a calming breakfast

Located in an old building with cozy wooden chars and tables

You should try to visit this cafe in Puebla

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Fikafe Coffee Shop

Fikafe is a nice place if you want to enjoy a comfy and cozy place to have breakfast

They also have outdoor tables where you can seat under the green-park-alike decoration

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BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

La Pasita is a typical Mexican bar with lots of unique things on its decoration. This place serves shots, specifically amaro type liqueurs over the countertop. The decor is quirky and the Pasita is delicious! La Tasca Bar is located in the heart of the Puebla city that you can visit to enjoy the Mexican spirits and local snacks. It's also an excellent place, excellent service and a wide variety of drinks, perfect entertainment to spend time with friends.

La Pasita

La Pasita is a typical Mexican bar with lots of unique thing on its decoration

This place serves shots, specifically amaro type liqueurs over counter top

The decor is quirky and the Pasita is delicious!

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La Tasca Bar

La Tasca Bar is located in the heart of the Puebla city that you can visit to enjoy the Mexican spirits and local snacks

It's also an excellent place, excellent service and a wide variety of drinks, perfect entertainment to spend time with friends

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INTERESTING PLACE

The Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuati volcanoes are the two most popular destinations in Puebla. Both volcanoes also have unique nicknames, namely as “smoking mountain” and “the sleeping woman.” Catedral de Puebla is the largest church in the City of Puebla, located in the heart of the city, precisely at the Historic Center. The church with its magnificent architecture has been established since 1690 after it was built since 1575 by an architect named Francisco Becerra and Juan de Cigorondo and had experienced several renovations.

Catedral de Puebla

Roman Catholic cathedral with an ornate interior that includes several chapels & an octagonal altar

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INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Not far from Catedral de Puebla there is the Amparo Museum which is also interesting to visit in Puebla. This museum is one of the most important in Mexico and holds a variety of items from the Mesoamerica era of the Aztecs, Mayans, Zapotecs, and Olmecs. Various types of objects in the form of animal-shaped statues, as well as objects from the Spanish colonial era. Puebla is known as the city of a thousand churches, so there is an interesting church called Templo de Santo Domingo. This church has a baroque style and was built in the 1600s. While the interior of the church also depicts Spanish baroque style, with a variety of beautiful decorations and distinctive images from the church.

Amparo Museum

Over 3,500 pieces of pre-Columbian, 19th-century viceroyal & contemporary art, plus guided tours

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Templo de Santo Domingo

Baroque-style Catholic church containing the Capilla del Rosario, an ornate, gold-leafed chapel

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