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A Visitor's Guide to Puebla, Mexico

Abhishek Velankar Jul 2, 2020
Puebla, the fourth largest city in Mexico, is a historical city with many historical landmarks. A hugely scenic city, there are a lot of museums and cathedrals and places to roam around.
Tlachihualtepetl or Great Pyramid of Cholula (which looks nothing like the pyramids of Egypt) is the largest pyramid known to man, by volume. It's an important historical site with huge tunnels, museum and a church at the top.
Fuertes de Loreto is a historical site
where the Mexican-French War was fought in 1862. Today, the site has two museums and a surrounding park that offers nice views of the city.
Church of Santo Domingo is a gothic church with gold-laden interiors that rivals, in its beauty, any of the great European churches.
Museo Amparo is a museum having artefacts dating back to 2500 BC. It tells the history of Mexico from pre-colonial era to Spanish Conquest. It contains among other artefacts, sculptures, utensils and ethnic wear from various civilizations.
African Safari is a zoo with a wide-ranging safari where you can see or interact with among others - elephants, lions, kangaroos and lemurs.
Estrella de Puebla is a ferris wheel giving a panoramic view of the city. Running a leisurely 15 to 25 minutes, it is especially worth seeing in the night, when the whole night-life of the city can be seen from the top.
Barrio del Artista or the Artist Quarter is located in the historical city-centre of Puebla. Various artists and musicians can be found here while the small food shops and cafes serve food at cheap rates.
Mercado el Parian is a street filled with small shops selling all kind of wares like Mexican candy, souvenirs, handcrafts and local pottery named Talavera.
The Ecological Park of Puebla is free to access. It provides bike trails, a botanical garden and playgrounds to play various sports.
Cuexcomate, called the smallest volcano by the locals, is actually a small geyser created by a volcanic eruption. There is also an underground waterfall and mineral deposits to see.
Planetario Puebla is a high-tech auditorium that is fun for the family. They give explanatory films, a play area and experiences where you can feel like a astronaut.