1.Visit the Puebla Cathedral
Let us take you on a mild tour of the best things you can do when in Puebla, one of the best cities to explore in Mexico!
Puebla Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church built in the Renaissance and Baroque style. This cathedral is the second largest in the country and its bell towers stand the tallest in the whole country. It has beautiful interiors which are worth watching. The Latin cross plan inside the church is immensely large and there are some 14 chapels. Each Chapel contains some of the most amazing works of art and pieces related to the country’s cultural history.
The construction of the Church was first initiated in 1535 but was only completed in the later years of the 17th century. It is designed by Francisco de Becerra with a light and beautiful concept. Each of the interiors and artworks inside the Church is a must-see for travelers. If you want to know all about the history of the Cathedral, check out this link.
Address: C. 16 Septiembre s/n, Centro histórico de Puebla, 72000 Puebla, Pue., México
Timings: 9 Am-1 Pm | 4 Pm-8 Pm
2. Museo Internacional del Barroco
The Museo Internacional del Barroco was designed by Toyo Ito and Associates. It has beautiful architecture and displays various pieces inspired by Baroque art such as paintings, scriptures, fashion, music, theatre, literature and food. The outer walls are made in flute style with white concrete. The whole museum is just too beautiful and emphasizes greatly on the natural flow of light as it symbolizes a revelation from God opposing the darkness.
There is a pool at the centre of the museum that adds so much to the aesthetics and aura of the place. Upon entering the building visitors can immediately access the exhibition areas. It is a recent addition to all the beautiful places to visit in Puebla and is a must-see for tourists.
Address: Atlixcáyotl 2501, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, 72830, Puebla, Pue., México
Timings: 10 Am to 7 Pm
Days Open: Tuesday- Sunday
3. Estrella de Puebla
Just like the London Eye Puebla also has its eye candy Ferris wheel. Estrella de Puebla is a touristic Ferris wheel in the city of Puebla from where the visitors can observe the surroundings of the whole city. It’s a nice place to spend the day with your friends and family. At the foot of the wheel, there is a beautiful fountain with music and benches to spend your time there.
It is one of the largest of its kind in the world and has about 50 gondolas with a capacity of carrying 8 passengers in each. A visit to this place and a ride on the Ferris Wheel can prove to be one of your best experiences in the city of Puebla.
Address: Osa Mayor 2520, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, Centros Comerciales Desarrollo Atlixcáyotl, 72190 Puebla, Pue., Mexico
4. Explore the Cantona Ruins
It is no secret that Mexico is famous for its ancient ruins. Mexico’s city of Puebla also has one of these most amazing ruins. Cantona is a Mesoamerican archaeological site located a few miles away from Puebla. The landscape of the area is also very pleasing to the eye. If you want to explore the ancient civilization history of Puebla then this place is a must-visit for you. Check out this link to know all about the history of Cantona Ruins.
Address: Km 7.5 carretera a Tepeyahualco – Xonacatlan, 73990 Puebla, Pue., México
Timings: 9 Am to 6 Pm
5. Visit Church of Santo Domingo
The Church of Santo Domingo was built in Baroque style between 1571 and 1659 and is a Roman Catholic Church. The church is the heart of the central zone of the city. Inside the church are life size figures of saints. The baroque style altars and corridors of the church are beautiful to watch.
The Rosario Chapel is the highlight of the church so don’t miss visiting there whenever you are in Puebla. The Historic Centre of Puebla was named a world heritage site by UNESCO and is a must visit for all the tourists.
Address: Historic Centre of Puebla, 72000 Puebla, Mexico
Entry Fees: Free
6.Observe amazing artwork at Museo Amparo
Museo Amparo, Puebla is one of the most important museums in all of Mexico. This museum is housed in two colonial-era buildings and has a number of artifacts and artworks from pre-Columbian and Colonial times. The works of art show the development of Mexico since historical times. Inaugurated in 1991 this Museum holds 4,800 prehispanic pieces as its permanent collection.
It also houses some of the most amazing works by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Javier Marín, Vicente Rojo and Manuel Feleguérez. If you are one of those people who likes to explore artworks then this place is a must-go for you. There is also an amazing restaurant at the rooftop of the museum so when you are done observing all the beautiful art pieces inside the museum you can go to the top and enjoy a good meal.
Address: Av 2 sur 708, Centro Histórico de Puebla, 72000 Puebla, México
Timings: 10 Am to 6 Pm
7.Explore books at Biblioteca Palafoxiana
Looking for the best place to search for books!? Biblioteca Palafoxiana has got you covered. With an outstanding number of over 40,000 books and manuscripts ranging from the 15th to 20th century, this library gives you an amazing variety of books to explore from.
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana is today one of the greatest book museums where people from all around the world go to enjoy the vast variety of literature available. It has books written in 14 different languages. Some of the best books that you can read while your visit here are The Nuremberg Chronicle, 1943; De humani corporis by Andreas Vesalius, and different editions of Malleus Maleficarum.
Address: Av 5 ote 5, Centro histórico de Puebla, 72000 Puebla, Pue., México
Timings: 10 Am to 6 Pm
Entry Fees: $40 MXN adults and $20 MXN for children below 12
8. Fun day at Callejón de los Sapos or Alley of the Frogs
Indulge in some local shopping at Callejón de los Sapos, Puebla. Antiques, Handicrafts, art objects and other local commodities are the highlight of this stret. You can buy these souvenirs at fair prices .On Fridays and Saturdays the streets are abundant with local and foreign crowds with live music playing around.
There are a lot of cafes and bars in the Alley for you to have a good time. The alley is colorful and very picturesque. Because of these features you can have a good time here with your friends and family. So if you want to skim through some local commodities, cafes and restaurants then this is the place for you.
Address: Mexico 6, Mexico 83, 72017 Puebla, Pue., Mexico
Timings: Open 24 hours on all days
9. Fuertes de Loreto
Another Historical place for tourists to visit in Puebla. Fuertes de Loreto or the Fort of Loreto was the place where the battle of May 5, 1862 took place. Mexican and the French Armies participated in this battle. This Fort stands as a living reminder of Mexican nationalism, patriotism and identity and houses some of the objects left after the battle.
Main attractions of this place are the weapons, paintings, documents, flags, personal items of the soldiers and the military clothing. This place is a must visit if you want to explore the history of the Mexican county. Tourists usually hire a guide to get a better understanding of the place.
Address: Museo de la No Intervención Fuerte de Loreto, Calzada de los Fuertes, Cívica 5 de Mayo, Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Pue., México
Entrance Fees: $50 MXN for adults | Free for children, teachers, and students.
Free entry on Sundays
10. Stroll through the Zócalo
Zócalo is the place where you find the City’s best attractions. It is a popular gathering place and is usually very busy. If you are in Puebla and have a few hours in your hands to spare then do visit this place. You can vaguely stroll through the street exploring local shops and stalls, enjoy food at cafes and restaurants, dive in the beauty of colorful surroundings and listen to the amazing live music.
Take a break from sightseeing at all the historical and archaeological places of the city and dive in the beautiful experience of exploring the localities. All the important sites like Puebla Cathedral and Church of Santo Domingo are located around the Zócalo so you can also visit these places and have a fun time there.
Address: Av Don Juan de Palafox y. Mendoza, Centro histórico de Puebla, 72000 Puebla, Pue., Mexico
Timings: Open 24 hours
11. Devour at Calle de los dulces
Got a sweet tooth!? Calle de los dulces is the best place for you to visit. This is a three block long street which has an enormous amount of sugary treats for you to choose from. The shops and stalls in this area also sell some authentic Mexican candies which come in different shapes like hearts, guitars, cubes, stars and many more.
You can devour some of the most delicious baked goods as well. It is Mexico’s most fascinating street which sells great varieties of candies. Do visit this place if you are travelling with kids.
Address: 6 Oriente, 72000 Puebla, Pue., Mexico
Timings: 10 Am to 1 Pm
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