Visit and Explore Puebla City

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  Car & Moto Rentals

Rent a car or moto to move around Puebla and its surroundings more comfortably by dismissing predicament and avoiding traffic jams.

  Accommodation

Searching for where to stay in Puebla or surrounding towns? Check these hotels and hostels in Puebla for all budgets and all tastes.

  Food & Drinks

Puebla is known for its gastronomy, deliciously diverse cuisine. Check out these bars, cafes, and restaurants in Puebla and around.

  Nightlife, Clubs & Bars

Discover the best nightclubs and bars in Puebla. Here are some of the places for rambling around the town, letting loose, and dancing.

  Excursions, Tours & Transfer

Find popular guided tours and excursions in Puebla and its surroundings. Book your transfer from the airport to Puebla or vice versa.

  Education & Language Schools

Language schools and other educational institutions & centers offering Spanish language courses and cultural programs in Mexico.


500 YEARS OF HISTORY

Puebla City was founded in 1531 and soon became the main route between Mexico City and Veracruz, the port on the Caribbean coast and the connection to Spain.

5000 HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

The Historic Area of Puebla is an area of almost 7 square kilometers consisting of over 5000 buildings that were considered monuments with historical value.

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

The Historic Monuments Zone of Puebla is considered the origin of this well-preserved colonial city and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.


Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State.

It’s no secret how cool Puebla is and the best way to get to know a city is through its picturesque neighborhoods. In these neighborhoods, you will find a lot of local history, gastronomy, colors, traditions, and much more. So pack everything to go on a tour to the most emblematic neighborhoods, alleys, and streets of Puebla.

Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State.

The Historic Monuments Zone of Puebla is considered the origin of Puebla. The Historic Monuments Zone retains a lot of colonial buildings. Puebla has preserved its great religious structures such as the 16th–17th-century cathedral and fine buildings like the old archbishop’s palace, as well as a host of houses with walls covered in tiles.


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  Pre-Columbian era

The area where the city is located nowadays was not inhabited in the Pre-Columbian era, except in the 15th century, when this valley was set aside for use for the so-called “flower wars”, where captured soldiers were used as sacrifice victims.

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  The legend of the foundation

According to legend, the bishop saw in his dream a valley with woods and meadows crossed by a clear river and dotted with fresh-water springs on fertile land. Supposedly, he saw a group of angels descend from heaven and trace out the city.

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Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State

The Cholula archaeological zone is situated 6.4 kilometers west of the city of Puebla. The Great Pyramid of Cholula is a huge complex. This adobe brick pyramid stands 55 meters above the surrounding plain. The Great Pyramid was one of the key religious and mythical centers of ancient Mexico. Over a period of a thousand years prior to the Spanish Conquest, consecutive construction phases gradually built up the bulk of the pyramid until it became the largest in Mexico by volume. Today, this immense pyramid is the largest pyramid structure by volume in the world.


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Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State.

Tourist attractions & sightseeing of Puebla City

The historical and cultural value of the city of Puebla architecture is a major reason the city was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Various styles and techniques such as Baroque, Renaissance, and Classic are represented here in over ...
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Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State.

Gastronomy & Cuisine of Puebla

So what makes the food in Puebla so special? Poblano food is recognized because of its fusion of indigenous and international ingredients. The best-known mole is named after the city of Puebla, mole poblano. The origin of this sauce is ...
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Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State.

Best things to do in Puebla

Puebla is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Puebla is only two hours drive from Mexico City, so it is a convenient stop on travelers’ itineraries, and it is a beautiful colonial city from the 16th century ...
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Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State.

Reasons to Visit Puebla

Conveniently located between Mexico City and Veracruz, Puebla can be reached by bus from Mexico City. Puebla revers its history as the first city built by Spaniards Spaniards in 1531. Its fifty-block historic center has been a UNESCO World Heritage ...
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Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State.

The best time to visit Puebla

Flights, accommodation, and a list of points of interest are the main points of travel preparation, but if you want to achieve a real smooth, headache-free trip, making sure you’re prepared for the weather – another essential task you should ...
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Puebla is the capital and the largest city of the Puebla State.

Talavera Poblana pottery

Soon after its foundation, Puebla was well known for its fine ceramics, especially for the style that would be called Talavera. This has been due to the abundance of quality clay in the region, drawing some of the best artisans ...
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