Things to do

Walk Around the Loreto and Guadalupe Forts

"If you haven’t been to the forts, you haven’t been to Puebla." Check them out!

Forts Loreto and Guadalupe were inaugurated in 1972 at the fortress built in the 18th century. It’s where the famous Battle of Puebla took place on May 5th, when, supported by a brave group of Zacapoaxtla indigenous people, General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the powerful French army one spring in 1862.

Nowadays, both forts host museums. Fort Guadalupe commemorates the event with its Museo de Sitio, while Fort Loreto in turn has its Museo de la No Intervención.

The tour of this fort begins at the flag area before then following through the historic halls that address historic events such as the Reform, French Intervention, and the Battle of Puebla. The museum also has historic objects from the 19th century including documents, oil paintings, military uniforms, and a few letters that Benito Juárez exchanged with General Zaragoza.


Ejército de Oriente, no number, Downtown

Operating Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 4:30 pm




Fuerte de Loreto, Calzada de los Fuertes, Cívica 5 de Mayo, Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Pue., México

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