InterContinental Presidente Puebla
Take a morning stroll down to the nearby Zocalo of our colonial historical downtown, watch the world go by and enjoy a rich blend of aromatic coffee from the northern hills of Cuetzalan in any of the cafes scattered around the main square. From here, a short walk takes you to El Parian, where you can purchase original crafts from the region. Puebla is also famous for its Talavera ceramics; in downtown you will find some factories around, where you can watch craftsmen transforming dull slabs of clay into works of art using ancient techniques that have prevailed throughout the centuries.
Located near the Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes, the enigmatic Cholula, which literally translated means "Place of those who fled", is a millennial city (the oldest in America; it has been inhabited since 500 B.C.) and now is home of many small restaurants and craft shops. After taking a stroll down the "zocalo" (main square), make your way to the great pyramid of Tlachihualtepetl (The handmade hill), the world's largest pyramid by volume. Explore its inner tunnels and murals, and finish your visit climbing up to the top of the pyramid, to discover the beauty of the Nuestra Senora de los Remedios church, from where you will get the most stunning view of the volcanoes.
Home to an eclectic mix of the city's finest restaurants, Juarez Avenue is one of the most important streets of Puebla. Here you will find a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs and coffee houses serving dishes from around the world. If you prefer a cultural visit, I suggest "Los Fuertes", where the famous battle of "Cinco de Mayo" took place. Nowadays, it’s a modern and beautiful meeting point where you will find "La Mantarraya" (the stingray), a park with an astonishing viewpoint to the city, and where you will admire all the jewels of our city at once.
Puebla's Gastronomy is one of the most varied and exquisite of Mexico and the world. Being internationally recognized for its emblematic and delicious dishes such as Mole Poblano, Chiles en Nogada, Chalupas and the legendary Cemitas.
Puebla’s Talavera is one of the few Mexican products with seal of designation of origin, and has been elaborated, without interruption, for more than four centuries using the same techniques. This makes it one of the most important expressions of folk art in Mexico. Ask to the Concierge about a tour to the traditional talavera factories.
A Very Historical Center
The Historical Center of Puebla, was declared World Heritage by UNESCO, preserves more than 2,600 monuments in 391 blocks, distributed in 6.9 square km, being one of the cities with more monuments in America. The Concierge will be glad to arrange a tour for you to the Historical Center of Puebla.
Puebla is 2175 meters above sea level. Although altitude sickness is rarely a problem, make sure you drink plenty of fluids, especially for the first few days.