Puebla is a city that has it all: mountains, stunning sunsets, lakes, pyramids, delicious and diverse gastronomy, ruins from pre-Columbian times, as well as astonishing colonial jewels. To find its remarkable beauty, you need just to walk through the cobble-stone roads of its historical center, and let yourself be amazed by its ancient cathedral, or some of its centuries-old churches, which, according to legend, one different church can be found for each day of the year. That’s a lot of churches!
Higher than 2,000 meters above sea level, this city combines its ancestral pre-Hispanic roots, with the Western world. It is the birthplace of renowned craft traditions, such as the painted ceramics bearing the name of “Talavera”. Geographically surrounded by mountains, Puebla is the closest city to the active Popocatépetl volcano, and home to the widest and largest pyramid by volume, in the world: The Great Pyramid of Cholula.
Visiting to Puebla is synonymous of eating well. Leaving without trying the delicious mole poblano is reason enough to come back. This ancestral dish includes ingredients as extravagant as chili and chocolate, mixed to expose once more the richness of Puebla’s traditions. From delighting with typical dishes full of symbolism,such as “Chiles en Nogada”, to tasting the liquors from this city, such as Yolixpa (distilled from 24 herbs) or Ancho Reyes Liquor- the only known liquor, made from Chile Ancho, and winner of the gold medal in the liquor contest known as ‘Spirits of Mexico’, are some of the essential experiences of this high grounded Mexican city, that stands above the clouds, in the middle of fiery skies, and sleeping mountains.
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