CAMINO REAL PUEBLA ANGELÓPOLIS
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 zone where you encounter a pyramid with two bodies and the remains of Prehispanic structures
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 the arts and crafts centers of 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.
There are also typical sweets such as camotes de Santa Clara, coconut filled-limes, cocadas, crystalized oranges, jamoncillo, pumpkin, caballitos de panela and drinks such as fruit-flavored aguas frescas, la pasita, tejocote, pulque, chocolate and atole.
Another important attraction in the City is, without doubt, the number of top Universities that there are in the State Capital. Puebla has become the ideal place in the country to study for an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree. Among the most important Universities are Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Tecnológico de Monterrey, UVM, La Salle, UAP and many others.
Puebla is a state with an outstanding history and culture, where the magnificence of New Spain blends in with the indigenous mysticism, creating a place that is truly unique. With its more than 2,600 buildings, Puebla has been named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Puebla has a great number of attractions, and here we will mention to you just some of the state's most iconic places.
Historic Center of Puebla
A place which is home to the archaeological zone and the astronomical observatory of Cholula.
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 also complement this information with illustrative photographs of rare species from other parts of the world.
The Old Square of San Roque, built in 1801. This is area is mostly bricked with Talavera pottery tiles in the style typical of Puebla. This is considered to be the city's first craft market and since 1961 it has occupied the facilities of what was the old El Parián market.
Africam Safari Zoo
17 kilometers from the City of Puebla, this attraction takes the concept of a safari, where visitors can tour the area by bus, or in their own car. Accredited by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.