Puebla is a fantastic city for a holiday where you can marvel at the beautiful architecture, taste the delicious mole poblano, hiking up the volcano of La Malinche and just enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as well as the beautiful scenery surrounding the city. Snow-capped mountains and volcanoes are a permanent, picturesque background of the city.
Puebla is the largest city as well as the the capital of the state bearing the same name. The city is also considered as one of the five most significant colonial cities in Mexico.
If your are a history/ culture buff, you will be over the moon by all the fantastic places to visit and the interesting things to do in Puebla. You can learn much of the citys history just by looking at the architectural style of its churches, buildings, and other structures. These buildings feature Baroque, Renaissance, and Classic architecture and decorative arts.
The most prominent church in the city is the Puebla Cathedral, which represents late Baroque and neoclassical architecture. The Cathedral also has two towers which are considered the tallest in Mexico.
La Malinche volcano is open for hikers and can be accessed through the Parque Nacional La Malinche (National Park of La Malinche). There is also a recreational resort at the foot of the volcano where you can find comfy cabins and camp sites.
After an illuminating day of sightseeing, you may want to try Puebla’s original mole poblano. It is the signature cuisine of the city and the national food of Mexico. Puebla and Oaxaca both claim to be the origin of this delicious Mexican sauce. Puebla also rivals Oaxaca in making the best mole in Mexico.
Puebla has a subtropical highland climate. The temperatures in Puebla are moderated by the city’s high altitude. The days are cool and the nights are chilly all year round. The weather in Puebla rarely gets hot and the temperatures seldom reach 29°C (84°F). The dry season in Puebla is from November to April while the rainy season is from May to October.
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