10 Best places to visit in Puebla, Mexico

The Historic place is rich with colonial era churches like the Baroque masterpiece the Capilla del Rosario. Feel the colonial fine architecture. Shop at mercado el parian. Visité la calle de los dulces for a good meal.

Make a proper plan to spend May 5 at the Cinco de Maya parade. Spend some quality time at the Museo Amparo. Stroll down Frog Alley for a unique experience. You can spend time at the Church Santo Domingo.

The Cholula Pyramid and Churches are nice places for spending time. The Africam safari on a private tour can be visited. Fulfill your desire for books at the Biblioteca Palafoxiana.

Eat local cuisine along with Mole Poblano, Chiles en Nogada & Cemita. Ride the Teleferico if you like. If you want to hike, then hike to the two volcanoes like Iztaccihuatl & Popocatepetl.

Best Places to Visit in Puebla

Estrella De Puebla

Estrella De Puebla
Estrella De Puebla

Estrella De Puebla is a famous places in Puebla. This is a complex that incorporates  the Ecoparque Metropolitano, the Parque Lineal & the Jardín del Arte. With more than 150 shops, the Angelópolis Lifestyle Center is the largest mall here.

The largest portable observation wheel in the World, the Estrella de Puebla is here. The Ferris wheel is 80 meters high. You can see Malinche and Popocatépetl volcano from here in clear weather.

Casa De Los Muñecos

Casa De Los Muñecos
Casa De Los Muñecos

Among the must see places in Puebla, Casa De Los Muñecos is the most loved one. You can find a fine 18th century Baroque house with a facade adorned with tiles & sculpted reliefs to the first block northeast of the Zócalo.

There are 16 mosaics depicting strange characters that are captured in motion which is a unique thing. Prominent painters’ art is placed here. Dolls swirl around by these figures that are known as los Muñecos.

Atlases holding up the wavelike on the corbels above the mosaics have busts and cornices. It is embellished with gargoyles. In the galleries, there is furniture, antique scientific instruments and plasterwork.

Biblioteca Palafoxiana

Biblioteca Palafoxiana
Biblioteca Palafoxiana

So many places to visit in Puebla city. Among them, Biblioteca Palafoxiana was the first colonial library. It could be the oldest in the whole Americas. It has a long hall with cross vaults up the ceiling.

They are carved wooden shelves and three stories high. The amount of books here are above 41,000. Many manuscripts, documents and original maps are preserved here.

As many of them are too old, therefore, people need special permission from the authorities to read these documents. 

Fuertes De Loreto Y Guadalupe

Fuertes De Loreto Y Guadalupe
Fuertes De Loreto Y Guadalupe

Among your to-do list, visiting Fuertes De Loreto Y Guadalupe is a must do thing in Puebla. There are two 19th century forts since the Second French Intervention in Mexico.

The forts are called the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Virgin of Loreto. They have a history related to the Battle of Puebla in 1862 against the French army.

Inside the Fort of Guadalupe, there is a museum that preserves the belongings of that period like documents, weapons and so on. 

International Museum Of The Baroque

International Museum Of The Baroque
International Museum Of The Baroque

Among Puebla’s top attractions, the International Museum Of The Baroque is one of them. It shows us the style of art, the Baroque, music and architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The shape of light and the relationship between man and nature are amazingly pointed out here. The museum is different from others as it represents philosophy and driving forces behind the Baroque movement and its religious origins.

Zócalo De Puebla

Zócalo De Puebla
Zócalo De Puebla

You can visit the best places to go in Puebla. But nothing is amazing like Zócalo De Puebla. It was founded in 1531. On the South side of the square, there is a cathedral. City Hall stands to the North side.

The Pasaje del Ayuntamiento is a well established shopping arcade. The private properties here are restaurants. Municipal buildings are arcaded. 

Cathedral

Cathedral
Cathedral

Puebla’s cathedral is one of the World Heritage sites with the city’s Historic Centre. The construction started in 1575 & finished in 1690. Specially designed with goldsmithery,  wood carving, stonework and liturgical artefacts.

The main style of the building is the Herrerian style. There is a glorious tempera painting from 1688  in the dome of the apse. 

Museo Amparo

Museo Amparo
Museo Amparo

Visit Museo Amparo, Puebla’s another best places to visit. The Museo Amparo is one of Mexico’s most prestigious museums. The history goes back to 2.5K BC. You can go back to ancient history with this museum.

The museum is in two colonial complexes. It preserves ceramics,  steles, sculptures, everyday utensils and so on. They are presented by theme. You will get a complete picture if you are curious about pre-Columbian history.

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Justin M. Neal
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Justin is a freelance writer specializing in adventure, camping, hiking, home improvement, pet and technology. He is an avid animal lover since he was a little boy. He lives with his wife Malina, son Oliver, and their purrfect angel cat, Fifi.

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