Known as The City of Angels
Located in the central area of the country, the state of Puebla is one of the favorite destinations for tourists due to its architecture, its history, and its traditional flavors. Known as "the city of angels", Puebla de Zaragoza is its capital, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO thanks to the beauty of its historic center and colonial-style buildings.
The climate is different between regions and ranges from the cold of the high mountains to the warm semi-desert of the Mixteca Poblana. In addition, it borders the Sierra Nevada, which is formed mainly by two volcanoes: Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, offering a unique setting in Mexico.
A temperate climate predominates, but variable in humidity, the rainiest season being the summer. In a large part of the Puebla territory, annual temperatures are 16º on average. However, reaching the Mixteca region and the center of the state, an increase in temperatures and less rainfall can be observed.
Puebla is one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in Mexico, combining the greatness of a historical past with the modernity of a one-of-a-kind city. In addition, this state has no less than 9 of the so-called Magic Towns of the country, which is why it is a destination frequented by foreign tourism. Cholula is among them one of those obliged to visit to be able to know the largest pyramid in Mesoamerica, its pre-Hispanic sanctuaries, as well as various colonial temples. By the way, there is a bike path that leads to said Magic Town. Surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, caves, and countless natural attractions, Cuetzalan is a Magical Town that lives up to its name with postcards worthy of a fairy tale. Chignahuapan, trapped in a permanent Christmas decoration due to its ancient tradition of spheres made from blown glass, make this town one of the most colorful and lively.
Legend has it that angels descended and traced the streets of the city in a dream and that for this reason they present perfectly delineated and symmetrical shapes. "Angelopolis" or "Puebla de los Angeles" as the metropolis of the state used to be called, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting places to visit.
The historical and cultural value of the architecture of Puebla de Zaragoza are the main reasons that the city was chosen as a World Heritage Site, with more than 5000 buildings (including churches, monasteries, and palaces characterized by their colorful constructions with multicolored tiles) which makes it the 2nd City with more buildings and historical monuments in Latin America only after Cuzco, Peru.
Religious tourism is one of the main attractions of the city of Puebla. As you walk through the historic center, you will find two exceptional examples of New Spain Baroque: the cathedral, which took two centuries to build and which has the tallest towers in Latin America, and the Chapel of the Rosary, the eyes cannot cope with the number of altars. covered in gold and talavera tiles that were mounted on its walls.
The unique flavors of the Puebla region stand out for its typical sweets (borrachitos, bride fingers, and guava sweet potatoes) and national dishes such as the famous poblano mole, chiles en nogada, and mole de hips.
Between ancestral traditions, history, unique flavors, and great human warmth, Puebla is an unmissable destination. It could also be said that for that visitor who intends to leave with a typical impression of the country, this state is ideal since Puebla is Mexico at its best.