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Puebla travel pictures

Puebla, a charming Mexican city with many churches

Puebla is a medium sized city just south of Mexico city with a charming city center. Despite this, it is not that frequently visited by tourists, but for those who are planning on traveling around Mexico it is worth considering spending a day here.

The center of Puebla is formed by the central park on which the cathedral is located. The square is surrounded by several beautiful buildings in the same architectural style. Due to the many locals who come to this square, there is a lively atmosphere.

One of the attractions of this city are the many churches which seem to have been built across the whole city center. Some of the larger ones include Santa Domingo, San Francisco and La Soledad. These are not always indicated on the map, but you will stumble upon them when walking around town. 

The other sight which is worth mentioning is the central market which has been constructed with the use of some beautiful iron work. What makes Puebla more special is the way that the houses are decorated. Some might suggest that this is similar all over Mexico, but in Puebla there seems to be more attention given to detail by making use of tiles and some ironwork to decorate the balconies.

Getting to Puebla is most convenient by bus as it is only a couple of hours away from Mexico city with buses leaving regularly. The bus station is just outside the city center. Inside the city most places can be easily visited on foot. 

The city has the same climate as Mexico city and can be visited all year round with the summers getting very hot. 


Puebla travel photo gallery

 
Old building.

Old building.

 
Side of a church.

Side of a church.

 
Decorated tower.

Decorated tower.


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Shops in an  historical building.

Shops in an historical building.

 
Fountain in the central park.

Fountain in the central park.

 
Statue of the fountain.

Statue of the fountain.

 
The cathedral of Puebla.

The cathedral of Puebla.

 



The gates of the cathedral.

The gates of the cathedral.

 
Beautiful tiles decorating the houses.

Beautiful tiles decorating the houses.

 
Another church in the city center.

Another church in the city center.

 



Colorful houses in a residential street.

Colorful houses in a residential street.

 
Amazing architecture in the old town center.

Amazing architecture in the old town center.

 
A red church.

A red church.

 
Church tower seen from the street.

Church tower seen from the street.

 
White and pink church tower.

White and pink church tower.

 



Big Mexican church.

Big Mexican church.

 



Flowerpots in the street.

Flowerpots in the street.

 
Nice brickwork.

Nice brickwork.

 
Santa Domingo church.

Santa Domingo church.

 
The tower of the Santa Domingo church.

The tower of the Santa Domingo church.

 



Courtyard of the Santa Domingo church.

Courtyard of the Santa Domingo church.

 



The central market.

The central market.

 
One of the buildings which is properly decorated.

One of the buildings which is properly decorated.

 



More houses with colorful tiles.

More houses with colorful tiles.

 



Beautiful tile work on the facades.

Beautiful tile work on the facades.

 
Monument on the central square.

Monument on the central square.

 
Old white church.

Old white church.

 
White and yellow church.

White and yellow church.

 
Another church decorated with white and red tiles.

Another church decorated with white and red tiles.

 
La Soledad church.

La Soledad church.

 
Another typical Mexican church.

Another typical Mexican church.

 
The outside of Mercado Victoria.

The outside of Mercado Victoria.

 
Mercado Victoria.

Mercado Victoria.

 
Some of the shops of Mercado Victoria.

Some of the shops of Mercado Victoria.

 
San Francisco church.

San Francisco church.

 
Monument on Paseo de San Francisco.

Monument on Paseo de San Francisco.

 
Closed cinema.

Closed cinema.

 



Yellow and red colored church.

Yellow and red colored church.

 
Very old church.

Very old church.

 
One of the many churches in Puebla.

One of the many churches in Puebla.

 
Church tower decorated with tiles.

Church tower decorated with tiles.

 
Modern church.

Modern church.

 
Old building.

Old building.

 



Nice ironwork to decorate the balconies.

Nice ironwork to decorate the balconies.

 
Nice Mexican architecture.

Nice Mexican architecture.

 
View of a church.

View of a church.

 
Beautiful city center.

Beautiful city center.

 
View of the central park.

View of the central park.

 
The two towers of the cathedral.

The two towers of the cathedral.

 
The cathedral seen from the side.

The cathedral seen from the side.

 
Old buildings in need of some paint.

Old buildings in need of some paint.

 
Decorated church.

Decorated church.

 



Carmen church.

Carmen church.

 
La Soledad church.

La Soledad church.

 
Cars parked in the street.

Cars parked in the street.

 
Building decorated with red tiles.

Building decorated with red tiles.

 
Nice brickwork of a school.

Nice brickwork of a school.

 
Well decorated house.

Well decorated house.

 



Antique shops and some small restaurants.

Antique shops and some small restaurants.

 



The most colorful street of Puebla.

The most colorful street of Puebla.


Internet sites with travel information about Puebla

General information about Puebla can be found on Wikipedia and more specific travel info on Wikitravel. For those who fly into this city they will land on Puebla airport. Most people who visit this place will fly into Mexico city and then take the bus. Ticketbus has all the timetables on how to travel. More information can be found on the pages of the travel guide Lonely Planet or read the comments of other fellow traveler on Virtual tourist.


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Last update: 05/08/2013