Puebla
Mexico
By Danielle Swink

Puebla, Mexico: capital of the Mexican state of Puebla boasts a downtown area that has been named a World Heritage Center while the city itself has been named a “heroic” city. Puebla is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Mexico and boasts excellent architecture, culture, history, and cuisine.

You can fly directly into the Puebla Atlixco Hermanos Serdan International Airport (PBC). The airport is located a short drive northwest of the city center. Let WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) book your flight to Puebla today! WhatsCheaper.com can also book your next great hotel experience by clicking here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Center; Puebla offers a plethora of architectural treasures; over 2,000 historic buildings dot the city.  Start your exploration in the center of the city where many of these gems are easily reached by foot; if you would rather have a ride, hop on a Turibus for a guided tour. A few of the “don’t miss” buildings are: Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Palacio Municipal, Church of Santo Domingo, and the Templo de San Francisco. Each of the buildings is unique and offers a glimpse into the history and culture that surrounds Puebla.

While strolling the city streets, you may see some of the famed Talavera pottery gracing colonial buildings in the city. This pottery is held in high regard and must meet strict ordinances as to ensure the quality of each piece. True Talavera pottery is only made in Puebla State and the Municipality of San Pablo del Monte. A visit to the factory as well as the shop will give you a better chance to appreciate this practical art.

Visitors wishing for some time away from architecture and art may find enjoyment at one of the man vs. man or man vs. beast events. Wrestling (of the WWE variety) can be had most Monday nights or catch a game with the Puebla Football Club. If animals are more your style, bullfights are held from November to March and can make for a rather raucous time.  For a more sedate look at animals; a trip through Africam Safari via bus or personal vehicle may the just the thing.

The people of Puebla know how to celebrate! The annual Cinco de Mayo festivals that are so well known originated in this historic city. Commemorating the defeat of French invaders in 1862, this celebration has moved far beyond the bounds of the city.

Evenings in Puebla begin with renowned cuisine. Mole Poblano originated here and is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. You can also sink your teeth into the deliciously flavorful Chiles En Nogada, chalupes, molotes, and cemitas. The fair is wide and varied and not limited to stereotypical “Mexican” food. After you’ve had your fill at dinner, head out to one of the many nightclubs or bars. With a large student population, there is a wide variety of establishments that cater to many different tastes.

From world renowned cuisine to highly regarded pottery; from historic architecture to massive celebrations, Puebla has much to offer.  Come and enjoy the atmosphere of Puebla, Mexico and let WhatsCheaper.com help plan your vacation! We remind you to check the U.S. State Department for any travel advisories before booking.

MUST SEE IN Puebla LIST:

  • 1. Cathedral of Puebla
  • 2. Historic Center of Puebla
  • 3. Santa Rosa Museum
  • 4. Zocalo
  • 5. Africam Safari
  • 6. Cantona Ruins
  • 7. Fuertes de Loreto
  • 8. Amparo Museum
  • 9. Church of Santo Domingo
  • 10. Alley of the Frogs

Puebla EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Puebla Fair - April/May
  • 2. Cinco de Mayo - May
  • 3. Nogada Pepper Festival - May
  • 4. Puebla Mole Festival - June
  • 5. Festus Novus International Festival - October
  • 6. Day of the Dead - November
  • 7. Revolution Memorial Day - November
  • 8. Guadalupe Virgin's Day - December

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Holiday Inn Puebla Finsa
Lateral Mexico Puebla 7719, Rancho Moratilla, Puebla, 72110, Mexico
By Robert Gibson

Located just fifteen miles from the Huejotsingo airport on Federal Highway 150, the Holiday Inn Puebla Finsa Hotel is an ideal destination for any traveler looking for conveniently-located lodgings in Puebla, Mexico. A free shuttle can provide transportation from the airport upon request. The hotel is very close to major manufacturing centers, making it an excellent choice for business travelers, but it is also near historic sites, including the Puebla Cathedral.  Soccer and Baseball stadiums, the homes of Puebla F.C. and the Puebla Parrots, respectively, are also nearby. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and the hotel front desk staff speaks both Spanish and English.

The ten-story Puebla Finsa Hotel features 131 guest rooms, including rooms with King Beds and Double Beds. There are a variety of room types to choose from, including executive suites and junior suites. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Free wireless internet is available throughout the hotel, and all rooms feature cable television on flat screen TVs as large as 42 inches. Guests choosing to stay in the hotel’s suites will enjoy a private whirlpool tub, while other rooms include spacious walk-in showers.

In addition to the indoor pool with a view, two restaurants are located inside the hotel. The dining venues offer an international menu to cater to travelers from all over the world. There is also a bar on site, the Sports and Sushi Bar, and a lounge on the sixth floor that is reserved for guests staying in the hotel’s executive suites. Finally, the hotel’s business center provides travelers with plenty of workspace, and six conference rooms are available for meetings or events.

Check-out time at the Puebla Finsa Hotel is 1 p.m., and the free shuttle is available to return travelers to the airport. To experience Puebla with the convenience and amenities of the Puebla Finsa Hotel, click here to book a reservation today: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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