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

The most emblematic neighborhoods of Puebla

It’s no secret how cool Puebla is and the best way to get to know a city is through its neighborhoods. In Puebla’s neighborhoods, you will find history, gastronomy, colors, traditions, and much more. So, let’s take a closer look at the most emblematic neighborhoods of Puebla.

Puebla has several tourist areas, which step by step have become unmissable for all those who visit the city. Among its attractions are: handicrafts, gastronomy, the warmth of its people, natural landscapes, and its traditional villages.

If you are planning your next vacation in Puebla, you must see the old quarters of the city! Take a Tram Tour through the Barrio de Analco, the Barrio de Luz, or the Barrio de Artistas, among many other places, it will be amazing!

Barrio Analco – Analco Neighborhood

Analco is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Puebla. It is located in the heart of the city, so it will be very easy to find it.

Its name comes from Nahuatl and means “on the other side of the river”. The neighborhood received this name thanks to the fact that the San Francisco River passed through the characteristic bridge of this neighborhood.

In this neighborhood, you can admire the beauty of an old Puebla.

Every weekend Analco neighborhood surprises with live music, typical Puebla food (from moles to delicious desserts), handicrafts, plants for home, beautiful decorations for the upcoming holidays and festivals, and many other things.

Barrio del Artista – Artist’s Quarter

As its name says, in Artist’s neighborhood, you can find all those artists worth knowing, it is mostly painters and musicians. Here you can enjoy art exhibitions, open-air plays, and different concerts.

Watch painters and sculptors at work in the galleries in this neighborhood, amid bronze monuments to poblano authors and poets.

Down Calle 8 Norte, you can buy Talavera pottery and other local crafts from the dozens of small stores and street vendors.

There are occasional weekend concerts and open-air theater performances.

And you can finish your sweet evening in one of the restaurants that you can find in this neighborhood, enjoy your favorite craft beer or a hot and sparkling coffee.

Ideal to spend a bohemian night full of romance, the lighting of its streets makes you lose yourself in its charm.

Barrio de la Luz – Neighborhood de la Luz

Like Analco, this neighborhood is one of the oldest in Puebla. In its streets, the practice of pottery is still latent and it is thanks to this that the neighborhood of La Luz is known.

You can visit the Parroquia de la Luz, a baroque-style church in which you can see the figures of Saint Peter and Saint Paul on its façade.

Every year there is a party for Our Lady of Light (“Nuestra Señora de la Luz”).

You can find Mexican snacks, rides, enjoy a good dance and take home the unique party bread.

Barrio del Alto – Alto Neighborhood

This neighborhood is located northeast of Puebla City center. Nowadays it is a quiet picturesque neighborhood and you can admire the old houses. It is one of the neighborhoods where you can learn a little more about the history of Puebla.

Barrio del Alto is also known as “El Garibaldi de Puebla”, thanks to the fact that it is very easy to find mariachis, whom you can easily locate in the El Alto market in the early morning. And you can hire them for your special events.

Callejon de Los Sapos – Alley of the Toads

“Alley of the Toads” cuts diagonally behind the cathedral.

The attached square has a bustling weekend antique market with all sorts of Mexican art, from elaborately carved doors to small paintings on pieces of tin offering thanks to a saint for favors.

There are also cafés filled with young people listening to live music on weekend nights.

This alley got its name thanks to the fact that many years ago in times of rain the square was flooded, bringing with it a proliferation of toads. Now we know it as the Barrio de Los Sapos (“Neighborhood of Toads”).

You can see all the splendor of this neighborhood every weekend. It is a popular neighborhood where you can find many antiques and endless curiosities among its colorful streets.

Barrio Xanenetla – Xanenetla Neighborhood

This neighborhood is not so well known as the previous ones, but let’s give this place the opportunity to surprise you.

In the Xanenetla neighborhood, you can enjoy beautiful cobbled streets and its main attraction, which are a series of murals that you can find on different streets. All these murals have been made by different artists.

These mural paintings in Xanenetla have already become the hallmark of this neighborhood and attract both locals and foreigners.

Tram Tour through the old neighborhoods of Puebla City

Take a Tram Tour through the old neighborhoods of Puebla City. Get to know the neighborhoods of Puebla aboard a tram and explore the traditional areas of the city on a guided tour, you’ll enjoy it!

Discover the historic center of Puebla and get to know the main monuments of this World Heritage city from a double-decker convertible tram. Take note of the most important sites with the audio guide available on board.

Duration: 2 hours
Schedule(s): 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00

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