Great colonial city in central Mexico

Puebla Travel Blog

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There are lots of beautifl colonial cities in México, in central México, in northern México, and each one of them has its own charm and distinction, Puebla is one of the best, only two hours driving from Mexico City is the fourth largest city in the country and has a historic center that has been called protected by UNESCO.  I was there last weekend and was astonished by all the great buildings full of history that I found there. Biblioteca Palafoxiana is the oldest public library in México and in America, founded in 1646, nowadays with over 42,500 books. The impressive cathedral is the tallest in México located by the zocalo in downtown it was constructed in 1575 and has great treasures inside. Capilla del Rosario in Santo Domingo church has a one of the greatest representation of the mexican barroque style in its construction and decoration, unforgetable... There are several other buildings with beautiful facades like Museo Amparo, Casa del Alfeñique, Casa de los Muñecos, Palacio Municipal, Casa del Dean and a lot others.  Almost part of Puebla City is Cholula, with lots of history as well and well worth a day or two to discover them. For me, the best was the small church of Santa Maria de la Inmaculada Concepcion, in Tonantzintla, a small town about 10 minutes from Cholula the facade is beautiful yet simple but the interior is something not very usual, with a multicolor decoration found in every part of the church, something you must see to believe.

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