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Handicrafts

Puebla has a great variety of local crafts. One of the oldest crafts, with more than 150 years of tradition is the Talavera earthenware. Another tradition is blown glass, a work of difficult elaboration. Finally the pottery, red pottery is used for the preparation of kitchen utensils such as pots of various sizes.

Main Theater

It is considered the oldest theatrical space in Latin America and was inaugurated in 1761 with the staging of “Antes que todo es mi dama” by Calderón de la Barca. During the War of Independence (1810-1821) the public stopped attending the theatre. Between 1812 and 1814 it was temporarily closed by order of the Town…

Temple of the Society of Jesus

This temple, completed in the 18th century, stands out for its magnificence, presiding over the small square that gives it a great perspective. The white of its imposing façade is enhanced by a grey quarry portico at the entrance in Italian style framed by the two bell towers. Inside, in the neoclassical style, the marble…

Zócalo of Puebla

The Zócalo is located in the heart of the historical center of the city of Puebla, surrounded by shops, restaurants, the Cathedral of the city, the Municipal Palace, cafes, etc.. Before it was called the Zócalo, the area was known as the Plaza de Armas, because if during a battle the enemy dominated it, he…

Rosary Chapel

Located inside the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, this chapel is considered the greatest jewel of Mexican Baroque thanks to the exquisite decoration inside. Its construction dates from the seventeenth century and is the first in Mexico dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. The sumptuous decoration of onyx, gilded plasterwork, paintings and tiles…

Palafoxian Library

Its history begins on September 5, 1646, when the then bishop, Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, donated his private library of 5,000 volumes to the schools of San Pedro and San Juan, on the condition that anyone who knew how to read be allowed access, and not only church members and seminarians, which is why…

Cathedral of Puebla

The Cathedral of Puebla is the most representative monument of this city. At the beginning of the city the construction of a cathedral was not contemplated, because the seat of the diocese was in Tlaxcala. It was not until 1535 when the then bishop, Fray Julián Garcés, decided to change the seat to this city,…

Gastronomy

To the immense number of dishes from that region, in which the gastronomic art of the peoples of ancient Mexico is evident, is added the imagery of the food that emerged during the viceregal period. This is how the Puebla table was born, expressed in the tradition and customs of the city of Puebla de…

Alfeñique House

It is a construction of particular beauty, representative of the Baroque art of Novohispano. The construction belongs to the last third of the 18th century, whose architectural elements, applied by the architect Antonio de Santamaría Incháurregui, gave the house a relevance and significance that is reflected to this day. It has been known as Casa…

The Parián

Old square of San Roque that was built in 1801. It is covered in most parts by brick with talavera tiles in the poblano style. It is considered as the first artisan market of the city and since 1961 it occupies the facilities of what was the old market called El Parián. Currently the place…

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