The Ultimate Best Things to Do in Puebla, Mexico
Thinking of visiting the wonderful city drawn by the angels? Pueblais one of the most popular states in Mexico among tourists from all over the world and Mexicans themselves. Puebla’s magic stems from many aspects: Its cultural traits, preserved traditions, delicious gastronomy, mesmerizing architecture, and incredible views of nature. In fact, the UNESCO regards the city as World Heritage—fascinating, isn’t it?
Here’s a list of the best 6 things to do in Puebla that will make your “poblano” heart skip a beat. Let’s get to it!
- Visit the Historic Downtown
Do you enjoy colonial architecture? In Puebla’s downtown, you will find multiple buildings with a lot of history, including the Cathedral of Puebla. Built in 1575, this cathedral is inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, a true classic. You will also find the famous Zocalo, an ideal place to sit back, take pictures, and just hang out.
- Sample the Local Cuisine
We all know that Puebla’s strong suit is food. Its cuisine is a combination of Spanish, Mexican, and indigenous influences. We invite you to try the mole poblano (one of the most beloved). This magnificent sauce is made with more than 20 different ingredients you would never guess. It contains chocolate, chili peppers, nuts, spices, and more. But don’t panic, it tastes delicious and won’t burn your tongue! Or, if you have a sweeter tooth, take a stroll down Calle de los Dulces. If a chile en nogada left your tongue red, sample our sweet specialties: sweet potato candies, tortitas de Santa Clara, borrachitos, etc.
- Explore the Volcanoe… you’ve read that right
Puebla is home to two impressive twin volcanoes. You can visit the Iztaccihuatl–Popocatepetl National Park to find guided tours, interesting activities, and excursions to the “Izta” volcano. Visits to “Popo” are limited due to its recent activities. This experience will surely give you the goose bumps, but no need to worry! These volcanoes are gentle.
- Discover the Biblioteca Palafoxiana.
This is hands down one of Mexico’s most beautiful libraries. Head to the Casa de la Cultura to find this cultural gem established in 1646. You’ll find a collection of more than 41 000 works and an architecture that will blow your mind. Plus, you’ll be standing in what is believed to be the first public library in Mexico (or even the Americas).
- Pay a visit to the Amparo Museum.
For art connoisseurs, the Amparo Museum, despite its small size, has the best works of Mexican art. Admission is free, and it is suitable for all ages. It’s all about a mix of pre-Hispanic and modern pieces that will amaze every visitor. Plus, it offers an unmatched view of the city from its terrace.
- Have fun and learn in Africam Safari.
One of the kids’ favorite activities. Discover our magnificent conservation park and learn about the species as you see them with your own eyes. You’ll find small creatures like bats and coyotes, and huge ones like giraffes and elephants. Presidente InterContinental® Puebla has special Africam Safari offers for you, so don’t forget to check them out.
After these things to do in Puebla
The list of things to do in Puebla could go on and on forever. As we said, it is a city rich in culture and activities, perfect for a memorable vacation. We therefore invite you to stay in the best hotel in town, your trip’s icing on the cake. Visit our website to find what to do in Puebla. Presidente InterContinental® Puebla awaits you with great amenities, beautiful and comfortable rooms, and dream deals. What are you waiting for? Come live an amazing vacation in Puebla.