Puebla is the ideal starting point for a journey into Mexico: a rich colonial heritage, art, shopping and entertainment lie just steps away.
The heart of Puebla
From Cartesiano’s rooftop you can admire the Colonial city’s boroughs. Beautiful church domes surround our 16th and 17th Century houses. Three volcanoes guard our World Heritage City and culinary axis in Mexico, whose gastronomy is also World Heritage. Cartesiano lies at the core of Puebla, steps away from the city center, the famous antiques market at Callejón de los Sapos, Convention Center and Amparo Museum.
Cartesiano is located on the corner of Boulevard Héroes 5 de Mayo, which allows easy access to the rest of the city and to the highways, and Calle 3 Oriente, which leads to the historic center. On weekends this becomes a beautiful semi-pedestrian street. From Cartesiano, walk or travel briefly by car to reach:
- Cathedral and Zócalo, .3 miles.
- Amparo Museum, .3 miles.
- Convention Center, .3 miles.
- El Parián arts and crafts market, .4 miles.
- Palafoxiana Library, 3 miles.
- Rosario Barroque Chapel, .5 miles.
- Puebla Exhibition Hall, 1.5 miles.
- Barroque International Museum, 6 miles.
- Puebla International Airport, 14 miles.
The city is surrounded by natural beauty and adventure opportunities. The state of Puebla has 9 towns listed as Magical, sites with natural, historical or cultural wealth worth visiting.
Minutes from the city is Cholula, with the world’s largest pyramid and 365 churches; and Atlixco, which boasts the best climate in the world. For adventurers, there are volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, where you can practice hiking and mountain climbing.
Puebla is a cultural hub, rich in prehispanic and colonial history. The Palafoxiana Library is an architectural and cultural jewel. Its many churches are a beautiful example of Art History, focused on the baroque. Particularly outstanding is the Churrigueresque style of the Capilla del Rosario.
Every year, various festivals enrich the active cultural life, such as baroque music, jazz, cinema or the well-known Feria del Mole and Feria del Chile in Nogada.
What to do - Day
Puebla is an axis to discover historical and cultural Mexico. Walking through its streets, entering its museums and enjoying its gastronomy is essential. The newly opened International Baroque Museum, is an interesting point on the Puebla map. The Amparo Museum, its churches and cathedrals, as well as the gold barroque Rosario Chapel are not to be missed. The cable car and the Bubas Bridge allow you to get in touch with daily life, as well as discovering modern Angelópolis or Africam Safari animal park. Discovering Talavera ceramic, glass art and Puebla’s food scene will fill your day.
What to do - Night
Ride the Puebla Star ferris wheel at night for a great experience. There are many concerts and cultural events every evening. In Puebla, nightlife includes intimate cafes and bars, bistrots and high quality restaurants.