Puebla is a picturesque colonial city founded in 1531. An important spot on the old Spanish trail between Veracruz and Mexico City, it has retained much of its original charm with many exuberant colonial buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th century.
We will walk around downtown visiting the Cathedral (consecrated in 1649), the impressive Palafox Library, the Deacon Museum (with original murals painted in 1580), the Serdan Museum (where the Revolution broke out), Santo Domingo Church with its ornately decorated baroque Chapel of the Rosary (considered by many to be the 8th Wonder of the World) and the stunning Amparo Museum which boasts an exclusive, hand-picked selection of prehispanic relics and a top-notch decorative arts collection.
Of course, a visit to Puebla would not be complete without an obligatory stop at the local candy shops. Puebla is famous for its food (its chocolate-chile mole sauce, chiles en nogada, camotes, chalupas and cemitas to name a few), or its well known handicrafts (particularly hand painted tiles and tin glazed Talavera pottery which has been granted the honor of D.O.). We can allow ample time for shopping and food sampling if you’d like.
In the case of Puebla, there is always too much to see and too little time, so it is best to define your areas of interest in order to take advantage of your time on this day trip. This is a tour which combines a bit of history, a bit of shopping, and a bit of food! After this tour you will understand why Puebla was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
All day tour. Transportation can be arranged if necessary.