CAMINO REAL PUEBLA ANGELÓPOLIS
One of the most visited archeological sites in Mexico. This authentic metropolis was inhabited for 2,500 years and it spread throughout what is now the city of Cholula.
El Paraíso, La Canoa, Las Fajanas, El Cerro (The Hill) de San Miguel home to the Atlixcayotl, the Caves of Cuetzalan or Tlapanalá, an archaeological site where you can see a pyramid with two bodies and the remains of Prehispanic structures
Pie de Vaca
Known locally as the "Cow Foot", this site hosts a collection of mammoth remains and fossilized horses, reptiles, birds and fish, footprints of animals such as camels. Complementary information is accompanied by illustrative photographs of rare species from other parts of the world.
Arts and Crafts
Talavera and onyx china, earrings, necklaces, key rings and bracelets are made in the Artist's Neighborhood (Barrio del Artista), and you can find artistic objects in the Museum of Santa Rosa and the Regional Museum of Handicrafts (Museo Regional de Artesanías). There are also arts and crafts centers such as Acatlán, Amozoc, Tecali, Calpan and San Pablito Pahuatlán.
Typical foods include mole poblano, chiles en nogada (stuffed chili peppers), pipián and mole sauce, chicharrón (pork rind), huitlacoche crepes, chilate de pancita (spicy tripe soup), chalupas, molotes, cemitas, tamales, chilatole, médula de res (beef bone marrow), sopa de sesos (literally, brain soup), Puebla-style rice, etc.
Puebla has outstanding culture and haunting History, where the Spanish magnificence and native mysticism blend to create an exceptional place. With more than 2,600 buildings, UNESCO has declared Puebla as World Heritage Site.
Puebla has a great number of attractions, and here we will mention just a few of the state's most iconic places.
The Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción de Puebla Cathedral presents an herrerian style, with renaissance facades and baroque interiors. It is now considered as one of the most beautiful cathedrals in world due to the many treasures it holds, as well as its architectonic genius.
The Loreto y Guadalupe Fort was the setting for the May 5th, 1862 battle between the Mexican and French armies. The place has been noted for raising Mexican nationalism, identity and pride. The tour exposes the Fort's history throughout the various wars that have taken place in Mexico, from the Independence to the Republic, connecting the history of the battle of Puebla with the representation of the moment during the Huejotzingo Carnival.
It is held within two of the most important and ancient colonial buildings from the XVII and XVIII centuries known as El Hospitalario and La Mansión, which were restored and adapted for the museum. The Amparo Museum, one of the most distinguished museums in Mexico, holds an extensive collection of prehispanic, colonial, modern and contemporary Mexican art. It is funded by the Amparo foundation, a philanthropic organization created by Manuel Espinosa Yglesias in honor of his wife, Amparo. The museum opened its gates on February 1991.
The Old Square of San Roque, built in 1801. This area is mostly bricked with Talavera pottery tiles in the typical style of Puebla. This is considered to be the city's first craft market and since 1961 it has occupied the facilities of what used to be the El Parián market.
Africam Safari Zoo
17 kilometers from the City of Puebla, uses a safari concept, where visitors can tour the area by bus, or in their own car. Accredited by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.