Stay at one of our hotels in Puebla to discover Mexican culture in this World Heritage Site. See the grandiose architecture of the historic center and try the intricate flavors of mole poblano, Puebla’s signature sauce.
Our Puebla hotels are near the walkable historic center of pastel-colored mansions sheathed in intricate Talavera tile. Santo Domingo Church is a glittering treasure of baroque gilded statues and altars. Rest in the pews of the Puebla Cathedral and gaze up at the church’s ornate domes and soaring arches. The ruins of the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest pyramid in the world, are near our hotels in Puebla. Kids can explore the excavated tunnels to see the pyramid’s ancient interior and race along grassy paths to the domed yellow church balanced on its peak. The sweeping view from the top takes in the legendary snow-capped Popocatépetl volcano and the spindly church spires of Cholula and Puebla.
Guests of our Puebla hotels can browse the city’s Talavera workshops, where Pueblan artisans make distinctive cobalt-blue pottery using 16th-century techniques. The city’s shops and markets overflow with Talavera plates, vases and tiles, each with unique hand-painted designs. After a dinner of mole poblano, Puebla’s traditional rich, smoky sauce served over chicken or turkey, stroll to Plaza de Santa Inés or Plaza de los Sapos. Roving mariachi bands play the lively dances and romantic ballads of Mexican traditional music to patrons who burst into singalongs.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® Puebla hotels in summer to sample the seasonal specialty chiles en nogada—poblano chiles stuffed with pork or chicken, smothered in a walnut cream sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. Or visit in winter for the best clear-sky views of the volcanoes and mountains from the Cholula pyramid.