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Puebla

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4 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
3 hours by bus from Mexico City
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Puebla

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

Puebla is probably the most beautiful town in Mexico, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like a jewel in its setting, it's worth coming to see.

My suggestion:
In November every year there is a big international festival in Puebla. An unmissable stop in the country.
My review
I had hardly arrived in Puebla during my trip to Mexico when I discovered that the town was absolutely superb. The markings on the paved sidewalks help you find your way easily.
Kalagan Seasoned Traveller
8 written opinions

It has a baroque town center and is the shrine of Mexican gastronomy.

My suggestion:
When you are in Puebla there are two dishes you should taste: chiles en nogada (peppers in walnut sauce), and mole poblano (chicken with a sauce that's a mix of spices, coffee, chocolate, chilies, and more than 20 other ingredients).
My review
Take the bus from the Central del Norte station in the capital and you will reach Puebla in 3-4 hours. You have to go round the Iztaccíhuatl National Park. Puebla's charming town center is made for walking and visiting, especially Puebla's cathedral. When night falls, stay near the center of town because the cathedral and fountain are lit up at night and look really pretty. If you want to learn more about the famous battle of 5th May (when the Mexicans fought the French in 1862), then go to the 5th may interactive museum.
Eva Martin Seasoned Traveller
181 written opinions

A very beautiful town about 200 km south of Mexico City, well known for its gastronomy, especially the famous Mole (a sauce made with spices and chocolate which is very typical of Mexico).

My suggestion:
You should go and eat in the popular local market of Xonata at least once. Whether you eat a full meal or cemitas (local Pueblan sandwiches to die for!), you will love it!
My review
"God has sent the angels, it's up to you to make sure they guide your destiny". This is the town's motto, so you will understand that it is one of the most conservative towns in the country.

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