Why Puebla

  • beautiful architecture
  • history
  • gastronomy
  • librery
  • the cathedral
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I have made this visit in times of covid so in most places, I could not enter.

From its origin, as the City of Los Angeles and currently as Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza

Puebla is the fifth most populous state in Mexico, it is one of the main scenarios for pre-Hispanic cultures. The city of Puebla is surrounded by the volcano Pico de Orizaba and the mountain “La Malinche”.Puebla was founded on April 16, 1531, the work behind its streets is thanks to the Franciscan friar Toribio de Benavente, the natives know it by the name of Motolinía. It is the second most important city in New Spain, as it was founded to shelter Spanish immigrants.

The Cathedral of Puebla

Late Baroque style in the transition to neoclassical, with Doric and Corinthian columns.

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Its bell towers are less than 70 m high, making it the highest in Mexico.

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Its construction dates from 1575 and was ordered by King Philip II of Spain.

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It has a cross-shaped Latin with five naves, its main altar is octagonal, with 4 altars more oriented to the cardinal points. The cathedral consists of 14 chapels with various styles and artistic works.

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Palafoxian Library

It was founded in 1646 with the donation of 5 thousand volumes, made by Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza to the Tridentine schools.

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It was the first public library. In 1981 it ceased to be published and became a museum.

In 2005, the library was registered by UNESCO as Memory of the World.

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The old collection is made up of more than 45 thousand volumes; it has 7 Mexican printed matter and 9 incunabula whose oldest book dates from 1475, in its collection they integrate its collection 5 thousand 348 manuscripts, more than 800 single printed matter, and about one thousand 500 engravings.

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Among his most important works are The City of God by Saint Augustine (1475); the Nuremberg Chronicle by Anton Koberger (1493) and De Humani Corporis Fabrica by Andreas Vesalio (1543).

In the same building is the house of culture, where you will find pieces and paintings on display by different contemporary artists.

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templo conventual de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

It is located on Avenida 5 de mayo and 4 poniente of the historic center.

It is the best example of the Baroque style Novohispano, in its time it was considered the eighth wonder of the world.

                                      I’m convinced that the interior is fantastic and majestic.

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Old town hall passage and Municipal palace🚧🚦🏛

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Undoubtedly this corner is my favorite, perhaps it is the details or what surrounds this part of the historic center where is also the municipal palace of Elizabethan architectural style, also has influences of the neoclassical style and Italian Renaissance.

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Its construction began in 1887 and culminated in 1906, opposite the main square. A beautiful building.

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Av. Reforma and September 16

Some beautiful streets that we find in the road: Reforma Avenue is a tribute to the liberal movement of the 19th century; in its beginning, it was known as the road to Cholula, since it was the most used way to reach that town. At the time of the viceroyalty, he began to be called Marshal Major.

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Streets of the historic center

The historic center contains remarkable and wonderful New Hispanic colonial architecture, the oldest buildings were severely damaged as a result of the earthquake that occurred in 1999, then were repaired, but were again damaged during the earthquake of 2017.

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It has 2619 historical monuments registered in 391 blocks; 57.3% are offices, residences of the nineteenth century; the buildings of the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries represent 1.1%, 23.4% and 18, 2%.

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It is a valuable heritage of humanity, thanks to its architectural wonder village is nominated Reliquary of America.

 

The building with a red brick facade houses the House of Culture dating from the sixteenth century. At first, this place was called the College of San Juan. Later, it became a seminary. This is the building of Casa de la Cultura, the construction is from the 16th century, in its origin, the place was called Colegio de San Juan after it was a seminary.

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You’ll find a host of quirky shops to buy items and souvenirs, traditional food restaurants, and much more…tourist site recommended in 2020 by Nat Geo  tourist site recommended in 2020 by Nat Geo

The wonderful anecdote that I took from this place is that I walked these beautiful streets with a fantastic and funny person, we walked long distances for a few hours, we went to eat near the main square, the time did not help us much, since it is time for covid and rainfall in the country, however, I had a very nice time, observing every corner full of history.

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You will be able to find many options to stay in, the city is big and never lack good recommendations.

Without further ado, I want you to visit and explore the city, live it!😊😍

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I am a girl passionate about life, since I was 18 years old I started the adventure of knowing different places of Mexico and the world, my project is new and focuses on Mexico and take advantage of this beautiful country (details, small key points mean everything to me), once known the majority of the country move towards all Latin America (sometimes to go to other countries from other continents because no, the goal can change I get carried away by the surprises of life). I am restless minded, I like adventure and feeling to discover and see new natural places, I love culture, singing, sports, walking, I love the sea (it is my favorite site), animals, nature (not so much cities although their museums attract me) I’m an engineering student so I love science! I hope you have fun, come out of the cave and enjoy life with its black and white chips always with positivity will be beautiful and charming. I will show you options, part of my experiences to help you a little with my opinion and so you can know sites that you visualize and give you the curiosity to know (you can travel cheaply or as you prefer, the creativity left over) I also give myself my whims and tell you where to go so you can enjoy yourself to the fullest. In my personal blog I tell anecdotes (a very personal form of expression) experiences that are a product of travel.

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