Guarded under the spell of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes (“Popo” and “Izta” for short), Puebla City harmoniously blends history, gastronomy, and the colonial past with a modern face. Ever-filled with jubilation, Puebla’s state capital is one of the best options for enjoying your vacation to the state. The colonial architecture, food and drink, handicrafts, and an endless number of charms will win over even the most demanding traveler. The Magical Town of Cholula, with its churches and secrets, is practically next door.
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Guarded by volcanoes, the city of Puebla harmoniously blends history, gastronomy, and the colonial past with a modern face.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Center is home to magnificent buildings such as the Catedral with its lofty towers, the Biblioteca Palafoxiana, the Palacio del Ayuntamiento, and Capilla del Rosario, which Pope John Paul II called “the reliquary of the Americas.”
The Loreto and Guadalupe forts are emblematic due to the Battle of Puebla (May 5th), while the Casa de los Hermanos Serdán was key to the revolutionary movement.
Mole, chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chilies served with a walnut sauce) and an array of traditional sweets such as the merengue-stuff gaznates, frosted tarts known as tortitas de Santa Clara, sweet potatoes, and the alcohol-infused borrachitos are famous worldwide.
A trip to Puebla City is a delight for the senses. It’s well worth checking it out on foot so you don’t miss the architectural wonders, fascinating museums, and places for kicking back and eating well.