Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Puebla, Mexico. In no time you’ll be climbing the Great Pyramid of Cholula and savoring the rich flavors of mole poblano, the city’s legendary dish.
Guests at our hotels in Puebla can explore this walkable UNESCO World Heritage Site from the city’s main square, Plaza de la Constitución, lined with pastel-colored colonial buildings decked in intricate Talavera tile. The centerpiece of the square is the massive baroque Cathedral. The streets spreading out from the plaza lead to the Amparo Museum, its fine collection of pre-Columbian art housed in a restored historic mansion. Nearby is Santo Domingo Church, a glittering treasure trove of gilded altars and statues.
Puebla has many Talavera workshops where visitors can watch potters make plates, vases and tiles. The distinctive cobalt-blue pottery overflows from the city’s shops and El Parián artisans’ market. Our hotels in Puebla are close to the city’s best traditional restaurants, tucked away on the quiet streets of the historic quarter. Order a plate of chicken or turkey smothered in mole poblano, Puebla’s famous thick, smoky sauce. Grab an outdoor cafe table for an evening on Plaza de Santa Inés, where strolling mariachi bands play Mexico’s traditional love songs. After a good night’s sleep in one of our Puebla hotels, head to the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the ruins of the world’s largest pyramid. A platform near the pyramid offers a postcard-perfect view of a yellow church perched atop grass-covered ruins, with the snow-covered Popocatépetl volcano looming behind.
Stay at our hotels in Puebla to appreciate the city’s central role in the history and culture of Mexico, from its glory days as the seat of pre-Columbian civilization to its 16th-century cultivation of Talavera artisans.