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Shopping in Puebla, Mexico: Handcrafts, Souvenirs & Malls
Apart from the natural beauty, the astonishing archeological sites, the beauty of the picturesque villages that surround it, and all the museums and baroque buildings, Puebla also offers a rich variety of places to shop. Take home a little piece of this amazing city, so you can always remember the colors, flavors and aromas of Puebla.
While exploring the city take time to discover the ''Barrio de los artistas'' (the artist district) located close to ''Los Sapos square''. This esplanade is lined with traditional vice royal residences, each with its own unique colorful facade, doors and balconies. The many antiques shops, with their yesteryear scents, colors and textures, will also give you a wonderful insight into Puebla's rich, intriguing past.
Puebla shopping is interesting and fun and you can easily find everything from handicraft stands to designer boutiques.
The Candies StreetA stroll down the famous ''Street of Candy'' and your senses will be captivated by Puebla's fascinating confectionery tradition that blends centuries of arts & crafts, homespun creativity and the imagination of the nuns. Here you will find a huge variety of delicious Mexican candies made from sweet potatoes, walnuts, pine nuts and milk. There are also candies made of fruit, marzipan and chocolate truffles; others have peculiar Mexican names, such as jamocillos, mueganos, gaznates, caracoles, espejos, polvorones, ''tortitas the Santa Clara'', ''suspiros de monja'', ''munecas de almendra'' and of course, the popular ''borrachitos''. On both sides of the street you will find traditional Puebla shops full of these unique, delicious regional treats.
Angelopolis150 of Puebla's best stores all under the same roof. Angelopolis not only has a great variety of department stores as Liverpool, El Palacio de Hierro, Sears, Sanborns and C&A but also banks, restaurants, a food court and Cinepolis, a 14-screen movie theater. The parking lot is spacious and the security inside this shopping mall is excellent.
Learn about the fascinating process of making and decorating Talavera pottery. Visit Uriarte, take a tour through the facilities and discover the devotion and care needed to create this interesting, traditional art form. Uriarte has been producing incredibly beautiful pieces since it opened in 1827.
Every Sunday, the inhabitants of the nearby villages gather in the Town Market to sell their handmade creations. Find a beautiful range of colorful clothes, textiles, Talavera pottery and onyx items. Take home a little piece of Puebla.
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