Puebla, Mexico

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Vacations, Travel and Tourism to Puebla

Welcome to Puebla

Arquitectura PoblanaPuebla is one of the most beautiful and representative of all Mexican cities and the best way to start your exploration of this colonial treasure is from its very heart. The Historic Center, where you will find countless museums, convents and beautiful baroque buildings, will take you on a journey into the past, ensuring you fall in love with this amazing city.

Puebla's CulturePuebla is a city full of incredible architecture. The gray stone, mortar and the multicolored ceramic tiles are the distinctive features of Puebla's architectural design. Some of the finest examples of which can be seen on the facades of the San Pantaleon, San Juan and San Pedro religious schools, which once were known as the Tridentino Seminario, (The Tridentine Seminaries).

Conventions CenterWhile on yourvacation to Puebla, you can also take a tour around the amazing archaeological sites and the beautiful museums, dine at delightful restaurants, and discover countless handicraft stores, wild nightclubs and beautiful water falls. Besides all this, you will have the chance to discover the real culture of Mexico. Puebla's warm friendly people will make sure your stay is an unforgettable experience you will hold close to your heart forever.

This city also features top quality hotels, malls and excellent meeting and convention facilities, thus making Puebla the perfect destination for business travelers as well as for people looking for a cultural vacation.



Description

The beauty, gastronomy and handicrafts of Puebla, are just some of the reasons why all the people who visit here fall in love with this amazing tourist destination and return time and again.

NatureA gorgeous landscape formed by the lush vegetation of the forests and jungle, perfectly combines with the beauty of the mountains of the eastern Sierra Madre wrapping around the magnificent Historic Center. In the Center there are temples, majestic palaces and convents, that stand out because of their charming gray quarry stone and red brick facades, splashed with multicolored tile. Inside the buildings there are beautiful Mexican baroque style vaults.

FoodGastronomy is a big part of Puebla's charm. During your Puebla vacations, you will have the chance to sample some of the most exquisite Mexican dishes. Puebla's gastronomy has an interesting and close bond to the history of this country. The well known dish "Chiles en Nogada" was created by nuns from the Angustias convent as a way to pay homage to Agustin de Iturbide when he returned from Cordoba, Veracruz, after signing the declaration of Mexican independence.

TalaveraTake time to learn aboutPuebla's handicrafts and all the beautiful earthenware products such as vases, pitchers and comales (cast clay plates used to make tortillas). Find detailed pieces of Talavera or ceramics, beautiful ornamental figures made for the day of the dead and many other gorgeous decorative objects conceived in the minds of the artisans from this amazing town.

Architectural Historic Jewels

CathedralPuebla is one of the cities with the most historic monuments and buildings, from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, in Mexico. Among the most prominent is the cathedral. The construction began in November 1575, by order of King Felipe II, but its construction was slow and ground to a halt several times, taking a total of 300 years to be finished. By 1640 it was only halfway built, however Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza restarted the construction on April 18th, 1649 and it was finally finished in the late 18th century.

Palafoxiana LibraryAnother architectonic jewel is the Palafox Library, built in 1773 and declared Mexico's official Historic Monument in 1981 by the federal government. This interesting library takes its name from the once Bishop of Puebla, Don Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, who donated 5,000 books to start the library. The collection gradually increased until it had 41,582 books, turning the Palafox Library into the richest compilation of literature in all Spanish America.

alfeniqueLa Casa Museo del Alfenique is a beautiful museum that takes its name from the sugar pastes know as alfeniques, which are very famous in Puebla, because its delicate decoration of white mortar looks like these famous candies. This amazing building was constructed during the 18th century and was paid for by Don Juan Ignacio Morelos, who promised his wife a house that would look like almond nougat candies, which was the inspiration for the gorgeous ornaments that surround the verandas and adorn cornices on the facade's balcony. This museum shelters important historic documents such as codices, paintings, city plans and priceless paintings, some say it is home to the "history of Puebla".

Your Puebla vacation will provide you with an unforgettable experience full of culture, history and beauty!

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