A Mexican Baroque Jewel
As North America’s best-preserved baroque city, Puebla is increasingly positioned as a unique cultural destination in Mexico. Every year, the city receives more than 1.5 million tourists with 652 hotels offering a capacity of 19,000 rooms. So what are the “USPs”?
Puebla City is only 130 km from Mexico City, a mere two-hour drive from the capital and from Mexico International Airport. Three motorways connect Puebla with regular luxury coaches offering links to all major destinations within Mexico.
BAROQUE CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA
Puebla is one of Mexico’s most exquisite cities; a pure masterpiece of the Mexican baroque. Its preserved historical architecture gave the city the title of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and North America best preserved baroque town. Baroque palaces, colourful churches, fountains and gardens give to the town its special atmosphere. Not to be missed is the brand new International Museum of Baroque designed by world-famous Japanese architect Toyo Ito.
Puebla is also well known for its food, among the most emblematic and delicious in Mexico. Known as the world’s mole, chiles en nogada and chalupas capital, Puebla is considered Mexico’s Mecca for desserts, with sweet dishes made from sweet potatoes, pecan and pine nuts.