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 »

Cholula de Rivadavia

Cholula is a city and district located in the center west of the state of Puebla, next to the city of Puebla de Zaragoza, in central Mexico. Cholula is best known for its Great Pyramid, with the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios sanctuary on top and its numerous churches. The… Read more »

Pyramid of Cholula

The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl (Nahuatl for “artificial mountain”), is a huge complex located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It is the largest archaeological site of a pyramid (temple) in the New World, as well as the largest pyramid known to exist in the world today. The… Read more »

Historic center of Puebla

The Historic Monuments Zone of Puebla is an almost 7 km polygon that is considered the origin and historic center of Puebla de Zaragoza, the capital of Puebla State. This Zone was decreed an area of Historic Monuments in 1977 by presidential decree and then declared a World Heritage Site… Read more »

Traditions, Holidays & Festivals

El Cinco de Mayo (The fifth of May) Every year on 5 May, Puebla celebrates the defeat of invading French troops here in 1862. Celebrations include several days of concerts, lectures, other cultural activities. On the 5th itself, there is a very large parade and a re-enactment of the battle…. Read more »