PUEBLA
PUEBLA

Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Northern Mexico

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Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Monasterios de Morelos

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Northern Mexico

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A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.

Puebla, the capital of the state of the same name, is located about 100 kilometers east of Mexico City and is guarded by Popocatépetl, Ixtaccíhuatl, and La Malinche. The city was founded in 1531 with the initial objective of creating a town exclusively for Spanish settlers, located on the route between Veracruz and Mexico City.

Puebla is characterized by its stately colonial architecture, both civil and religious, which has been remarkably preserved and makes walking through the streets of its historic center an extraordinary experience. You can admire the diverse facades that harmoniously combine tiles and bricks with white mortar reliefs in the Pueblan interpretation of the Baroque style.

Among the best sights in Puebla are: the fabulous cathedral built between the 16th and 17th centuries. Templo de Santo Domingo and the impressive chapel of the Rosary built in the 17th century, this golden temple has amazed its visitors so much that since its earliest days it has been called the “eighth wonder of the world.” Templo Conventual de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, a beautiful example of the baroque art. Templo Conventual de San Francisco, with 14 large boards of poblano tiles on its cover. Templo de la Compañía, with a sacristy decorated with large canvases from the late 17th century. The Amparo Museum, housed in a historic 16th -century building. The Municipal Palace, with a peculiar architecture. The Archbishopric Palace. The former Tridentino Seminar, with the remarkable Palafoxiana Library, with its 1773 cedar shelves. Casa de los Muñecos (house of the dolls), with 16 half -naked figures, placed on its facade. The house of the Alfeñique and its curious ornamentation in white mortar, and many other houses covered with colorful tiles. Puebla has so many beautiful buildings that is recognizes as “The Reliquary of America”.

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Historic Centre of Puebla

A UNESCO WORD HERITAGE SITE, ENCHANTING COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE AND TANTALIZING CUISINE

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