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Rainy Saturday in Puebla

Destination(s): Puebla

You wanted to see all the beautiful places in Puebla but it just won't stop raining?
Don't worry! Here's a guide of what to do downtown on a rainy saturday without getting wet. read more about Rainy Saturday in Puebla

Catedral de Puebla

Catedral de Puebla

  • Av. 16 de Septiembre unnumbered
  • Puebla, 72000

Puebla's Cathedral is the second largest in México. Its construction began in 1535 and was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception in 1649. In 1575 a new project by the architect Francisco Becerra made it larger and more elaborated. The new cathedral was completed in 1664.
Legend says that this cathedral was built following the plans for the Lima's Cathedral, in Peru, the other Viceregal Capital. But somehow, on the ship that came from Spain the plans got mixed. Maybe that is why Puebla's Cathedral is considered the most beautiful in America.
Though the exterior is austere, the interior is a marvelous spectacle of effusive decoration. It has 14 chapels, and an unusual octagonal altar, designed by Manuel Tolsá in 1797, which is the highlight of the cathedral. The dome is inspired on that of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
The cathedral was built in a Baroque style in transition to the Neoclassical style with some Renaissance details. Its twin towers are the tallest in Mexico and from top of them the view of the city and the volcanoes is excellent.
The facade may seem austere due to the dark stone, but is decorated with statues of saints and some reliefs of four Spanish kings.
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Biblioteca Palafoxiana

Biblioteca Palafoxiana

  • 5 Oriente 5
  • tel:(222) 232-10-67
  • Puebla, 72000
Museo Taller Erasto Cortes

Museo Taller Erasto Cortes

  • 7 oriente 4
  • Puebla, 72000

This is one of the three most important museums in Mexico dedicated to the national graphic and printed art. Erasto Cortes was a Poblano considered one of the best engravers in the history of Mexican Art. The museum has a permanent exhibition room and two temporal exhibitions rooms. The main function of this museum is the educational function around the graphic arts.

The XVI century building that houses the museum is a beautiful example of the Colonial architecture. Its main patio is surrounded by a two levels discreet arcade as beautiful as the work showed in its rooms. read more about Museo Taller Erasto Cortes

Museo Amparo

Museo Amparo

Centro de Convenciones

Centro de Convenciones

  • Boulevard Héroes del 5 de Mayo 402
  • Visit website
  • Puebla, 72000

This is the Convention Center of Puebla, an enormous complex with multiple rooms and auditoriums for any kind of convention. Is was built in 1999 by the renowned mexican architect Javier Sordo Madaleno.
It was made along the restoration of many deserted textile factories, giving it its famous mix of old and new. The most important parts of the factories were maintained and through some crystal floors and some old machines you can witness how the factories worked.
But probably the most beautiful part, and the one you can't miss, are the gardens. They are a oasis of beauty in the middle of the city.
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