Puebla City

Where to Go & What to Do

Puebla is one of the oldest cities in Mexico. Its layout, also attributed to the angels, dates from 1532. 

Its good climate and strategic location soon made it the second most important city in colonial Mexico. 

On the route to Mexico City, the merchandise ships coming from the Philippines first passed through Puebla, which little by little assimilated some artistic expressions from the East. 

This is reflected in the precious Talavera vases and tableware, as well as the tiles that adorn the façades of churches and mansions, fountains, patios and kitchens.

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If there is one word that defines Puebla, it is "baroque". Complex flavors that seduce the palate, elaborate shapes that catch the eye, an irresistible mix of legends and stories, winding streets, fountains, gardens, craft markets and artistic alleys and a skyline studded with church domes. 

That is why it is not unreasonable to think that Puebla is where the angels live.

With its almost 365 baroque domes outlining the horizon; the delirious flavors of its gastronomy, such as mole and chiles en nogada; the intense blue of its Talavera; its colonial mansions turned into museums and hotels and, as if that were not enough, the hospitality of its people.

🏙 Actividades en la Ciudad de Puebla

  1. Puebla Cathedral
  2. Palafoxiana Library
  3. Callejón de los Sapos y Barrio del Artista
  4. Amparo Museum
  5. Capilla del Rosario
  6. Serdán Brothers House Museum
  7. Casa del Alfeñique Museum
  8. Ex Convento de Santa Rosa
  9. Baroque Museum
  10. Africam Safari

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

It is known for its large number of churches, its traditional colonial architecture in the historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Also for its museums, for its ceramics, for the baroque art on the facades of its buildings, for its gastronomy, by the modernity of the Angelópolis area and its proximity to Mexico City.

It is known as Puebla de los Angeles because of a legend of 1538 where the Bishop of Tlaxcala in his dream appeared to angels who guided him to a place where there was a lot of vegetation and dozens of springs, once there, the angels with a rope marked boundaries within the place, thus establishing where the city of Puebla should be.

It is also called Angelópolis - City of Angels - .

Its official name is Puebla de Zaragoza designated by Benito Juarez in honor of Ignacio Zaragoza for the Battle of Puebla.

The historic center if you want to walk and discover its colonial architecture and enter various museums and impressive churches.

The Angelópolis area if you want to visit the most modern shopping, residential and lodging centers.

The Magical Town of Cholula is located within the metropolitan area of the city of Puebla - 9 Miles Away .

You can also visit the Africam Safari Park - 11 miles away - .

Val Quirico Tlaxcala is 14 km away.

Where Puebla City is located

Distance between Puebla and Other Cities

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Tlaxcala City
39 Km | 24 Mi
45 minutos
Mexico City
135 Km | 83 Mi
2 horas 10 minutos
Pachuca Hidalgo
148 km | 92 Mi
2 Horas
Cuernavaca Morelos
157 km | 97 Mi
2 Horas 20 Minutos
Veracruz City
284 km | 176 Mi
3 hours 40 minutes

Distancia entre Puebla y Pueblos Mágicos

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Cholula Puebla
12 Km | 7 Mi
20 minutos
Atlixco Puebla
30 km | 19 Mi
35 Minutes
Huamantla Tlaxcala
56 km | 35 Mi
1 Hour
Tlaxco Tlaxcala
81 km | 50 Mi
1 Hora 28 Minutos
Chignahuapan Puebla
119 km | 74 Mi
2 Horas

Official Tourism Site

Marvel at the splendor of its elegant colonial buildings, streets and flavors that live up to its nickname "City Of the Angels".

A legend is responsible for this beautiful city being known as Puebla de los Angeles.