Colonial Mexico Trip Itineraries
Puebla is well known for its churches, its amazing Colonial architecture, its local food and the beautiful volcanos view. Normally this would sound like a great trip for adults, but the truth is that there are some fun places where kids can enjoy themselves and learn at the same time.
So, if you have a weekend, I invite you to come to Puebla and enjoy a fun three days trip with your kids along. read more about Kid-friendly Puebla... Read More
My first time in Puebla
Puebla is a city of unequalled beauty, famous for its architecture, its cuisine and the wonderful volcano sight you can admire from almost anywhere in the city. If you’re still not convinced to come, then you must know that it is worldly known as the City of Angels. Legend has it angels chose and planed the city and originally, it was named Puebla de los Angeles.
But the magnificence of the city deserves that name despite the legend. Downtown Puebla is an architectural spectacle in which most of the churches, squares and little palaces seem to have been designed in heaven above. Of course not everything was made in heaven, the mexican feeling of it was made right here on earth, none of this would have an impact without the sound of the typical marimba filling every square, the sight of dozens of ballon vendors all over downtown and the noisy friendly people.
Puebla is famous for its buildings, crafts, cuisine and history. It’s filled with secrets and wonders waiting for you to discover and enjoy, and once you come, you’ll find out that the people is another reason you’ll fall in love with Puebla.
Probably the most stunning building in Puebla is the Cathedral. It was begun in 1575, and took 300 years to complete. For many centuries, a building in Puebla couldn’t be taller than the Cathedral towers, the tallest in México. The main facade, made of gray quarry, is late Baroque and Neoclassical. But the inside is also beautiful; the main altar, the 14 Miguel Cabrera medallions, the two organs and the 14 side chapels are worth visit.
Puebla is also famous for its cuisine. The sauce known as mole is Puebla’s main dish, and has become one of Mexico’s representative dishes. Another famous dish in Puebla is the Chile en Nogada, a green, red and white dish served around that time of year when mexicans celebrate the Independence from the Spaniards.
Nobody can talk about Puebla without mentioning the marvelous sight of the snow-topped volcanos surrounding the city, since Puebla is located in the middle of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. The two most famous volcanos, the Popocatépetl and the Iztaccíhuatl, are west of the city, and according to the legend were two lovers who turned into volcanoes and stayed as a timeless prove of love overcoming everything. The Popocatepetl is the second highest peak in Mexico and it’s not unusual to see harmless ash clouds coming out of it. Both of these volcanos, along with la Malinche, a dormant volcano north of the city, can be seen practically every day. But if you’re lucky and the sky is really clear, you’ll be able to see the tallest peak in Mexico, the Citlaltépetl, also known as Pico de Orizaba, to the east. read more about My first time in Puebla... Read More