Puebla, Mexico

Ideal for: Culture Cravers, Foodies, Urban Explorers, History Buffs

  • Puebla, a wealthy colonial city dating back to 1531, sits about 80 miles southeast of Mexico City, surrounded by volcanic peaks.
  • Take some time to wander the city’s historic center, known for carefully preserved colonial architecture. Sample street food and look for the city’s famed Talavera ceramic tile.
  • Puebla has long been an important religious center of Mexico; as you explore the city, you’ll notice dozens of impressive churches including the town’s most significant one: Puebla Cathedral.
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Located about two hours outside of Mexico City, Puebla dates back to 1531. Its Centro Histórico—a 100-block historic center named a UNESCO World Heritage Site—brims with colonial-era architecture and some of Mexico’s most impressive cathedrals. Zócalo de Puebla, the city’s main square, is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon people-watching. Grab a bench near the fountain at the square’s center or tour the renowned Puebla Cathedral, whose twin towers rise 230 feet above the square. Foodies will rejoice at the town’s trendy eateries and abundant street food options—in fact, it was in Puebla that mole poblano was born, a savory sauce served over meat.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Puebla International Airport (PBC)
  • Currency
    Mexican peso
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Time zone
    1 hour behind NYC
  • Elevation
    7,005 feet above sea level

Destination Highlights


  • Amparo Museum

    Known as one of the most important historical museums in Mexico, this museum—made up of two 17th- and 18th-century buildings—houses an impressive collection of pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mexican art.

  • Zócalo de Puebla

    The city’s vibrant main square is a charming space to spend the afternoon. Admire local artwork, nosh on local cuisine, and see the Town Hall.

  • Cantona Archaeological Ruins

    About 60 miles northeast of the city, discover an under-the-radar gem: the preserved ruins of an ancient Mesoamerican city abandoned more than 1,000 years ago. The impressive site spans 4.5 square miles.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Puebla Vacation

    Puebla sits about 7,000 feet above sea level, but enjoys relatively mild temperatures throughout the year. The warm season lasts from March to June, with temperatures often reaching the upper 70s. In winter, temperatures drop into the low 40s but rarely go below that. The wet season typically lasts from May to October, with relatively little precipitation outside of those months.

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Map of Puebla, Mexico

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