Puebla: history & timeline

Origin of the Name & Heraldry The city was founded in 1531 in an area called Cuetlaxcoapan, which means “where serpents change their skin”. According to legend, the bishop had a dream about where to build the city. In this dream, he saw a valley with woods and meadows crossed… Read more »


Atlixco is a city and a municipality in the Mexican state of Puebla. It is a regional industrial and commercial center but economically it is much better known for its production of ornamental plants and cut flowers. The city was founded early in the colonial period, originally under the jurisdiction… Read more »

San Pedro Cholula

San Pedro Cholula is a municipality in the Mexican state of Puebla and one of two municipalities which made up the city of Cholula. The city has been divided into two sections since the pre Hispanic era, when revolting Toltec-Chichimecas pushed the formerly dominant Olmec-Xicallanca to the eastern side of… Read more »

San Andrés Cholula

San Andrés Cholula is the municipal seat of San Andrés Cholula Municipality located in the center west of the state of Puebla in the central highlands of Mexico, 122 km east of Mexico City and eight kilometres west of the city of Puebla. It is one of the two municipalities,… Read more »

Cuexcomate Geyser

The “world’s smallest volcano” has been used to store meals and dispose of dead bodies. The name Cuexcomate is from Nahuatl language and means “clay pot” or “place to keep”. The crater of Cuexcomate is an empty cone of an extinct geyser. Cuexcomate is an inactive geyser in Puebla city,… Read more »