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Puebla

Need a break from the rat race? Puebla has a wide range of places to go and things to see.

This area of Puebla is inhabited by around 1,600,000 people.

It lies 18 miles east of San Andres Calpan and about 70 miles southeast of Mexico City, the national capital.

Take the family to the Estrella de Puebla Observation Wheel, a wonderful place to spend time with the little ones.

Your kids could spend countless hours walking around and looking over the wide variety of creatures at the Africam Safari and the Loro Puebla Zoo.

Flowers, majestic trees and winding garden beds await green thumbs at the Francisco Pelaez Ethnobotanical Garden and the Botanic Garden Tzapoteca Dra Helia Bravo Hollis.

Spending time among nature does wonders for our mind, body and soul. If you have the opportunity to swing by Cuexcomate Volcano or Piedras Encimadas, go for it.

The area's exhibition spaces are a gold mine of educational facts and stories. Savor the quiet and relaxing atmosphere as you check out the varied collections at the National Museum of Mexican Railroads and the Museo de la Ciudad de Cholula. The Mexican Revolution Museum and the Imagine Interactive Museum Puebla are also worth a visit.

Expand your appreciation of art and design, and maybe even pick up something to take back home at one of the area's many exhibition spaces. Start your tour of this creative destination at the Santa Monica Convent and Museum of Religious Art and the Poblano de Arte Virreinal Museum. The Museo de Artesanias and the Museo de Artes Populares are also worth a browse if you can fit them in before dinner.

Even if you're not a history buff, you can still enjoy learning about the past at the Poblano Museum of Popular Art or the Amparo Museum.

To learn about the events and people who shaped this place, plan to visit its many remaining historical sites. Start your history lesson at the Guardian Angel and Great Pyramid of Cholula. You might also like to pull out the camera for some photos at the Autonomous University of Puebla and the University of the Americas Puebla.

In more troubled times, Fort Loreto and Fort Guadalupe helped defend Puebla from outside attacks. If you're interested in the military history of the area, their dusty old walls have plenty of tales to tell.

Learn about the region's spiritual side and take in the serene atmosphere at Puebla Cathedral and Hermita San Miguel Arcangel. La Virgen de los Remedios Sanctuary and Tonantzintla Church are two more interesting holy places.

New or old, busy or quiet, green or grey; public squares can tell us lots about a city's character. Zocalo Square and Constitucion Plaza are two of these well-loved local gathering places. You can also stop by Zócalo to check out the buildings and relaxed atmosphere.

If you'd like to take a look at where the great minds of tomorrow are shaped, plan a visit to the Campus Puebla - Universidad del Valle de México. Take a walk through the campus, have a look at the different faculties and ask around to see if there are any tours or open days.

If you like to grab a bargain, browse a few of the busy retail hubs. Some of the most exciting places are Angelopolis Commercial Center, Los Sapos Bazaar and Triangulo Las Animas Shopping Center.

One of the most popular performance venues in town is the Main Theater of Puebla. Following the performance, head off for supper at one of the nearby restaurants or bars and enjoy the local dishes.

Once you've ticked off the principle attractions in Puebla, be sure to stop by a couple of its lesser-known sights. Artist Quarter and the University Cultural Center of BUAP are a couple of good options. Also, think about checking out the Profetica and the Palafoxiana Library if your schedule allows.


Guide to Exploring Puebla


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LQ Hotel by La Quinta Puebla Palmas Angelopolis

LQ Hotel by La Quinta Puebla Palmas Angelopolis

Ave. Zeta del Cochero No 407, Puebla
4.2
of 5, from 1,032 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Angelopolis, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Metropolitan Auditorium, Estrella de Puebla Observation Wheel and Angelopolis Commercial Center. International Baroque Museum and University Cultural Center of BUAP are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£40
Occidental JF Puebla-Barceló Hotel Group

Occidental JF Puebla-Barceló Hotel Group

Zacatlan 10 Col. La Paz, Puebla
4.5
of 5, from 575 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Puebla, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fuente de los Frailes and Triangulo Las Animas Shopping Center. Cuexcomate Volcano and Galerías Serdán are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£37
Camino Real Hotel & Suites Puebla

Camino Real Hotel & Suites Puebla

Blvd. Atlixcayotl Km. 5 Fracc. La Vista, Puebla
3.8
of 5, from 289 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Angelopolis, this golf resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of International Baroque Museum and University Cultural Center of BUAP. Puebla Golf Club and Metropolitan Auditorium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£24
Aristos Puebla

Aristos Puebla

Av. Reforma, 533, Puebla
3.1
of 5, from 664 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bello Museum, Uriarte Talavera and Profetica. Zocalo Square and Puebla Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Casa De La Palma

Hotel Casa De La Palma

Calle 3 Oriente No 217 Centro Historico, Puebla
4.0
of 5, from 65 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Historic Center, this hotel is steps away from Los Sapos Bazaar and Poblano de Arte Virreinal Museum. Santa Monica Convent and Museum of Religious Art and Amparo Museum are also within 5 minutes.

£72
Grand Fiesta Americana Puebla Angelópolis

Grand Fiesta Americana Puebla Angelópolis

Calle Osa Mayor Número 2507, Puebla
4.7
of 5, from 190 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Angelopolis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Estrella de Puebla Observation Wheel and Angelopolis Commercial Center. Metropolitan Auditorium and University Cultural Center of BUAP are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£43
NH Puebla Centro Histórico

NH Puebla Centro Histórico

Calle 5 Sur #105, Col. Centro, Puebla
4.1
of 5, from 499 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bello Museum and Profetica. Puebla Cathedral and Zocalo Square are also within 10 minutes.

£27
Hotel Panamerican

Hotel Panamerican

Avenida Reforma 2114, Puebla
3.9
of 5, from 220 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Puebla, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Uriarte Talavera, Museo del Ferrocarril and Fuente de los Frailes. National Museum of Mexican Railroads and Bello Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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