Templo de San Francisco
Museo Casa del Alfeñique
This renovated colonial house is an outstanding example of the over-the-top 18th-century decorative style alfeñique, characterized by...
Museo de la Revolución
This pockmarked 19th-century house was the scene of the first battle of the 1910 Revolution. Betrayed only two days before a planned...
Museo Poblano de Arte Virreinal
Opened in 1999, this top-notch museum is housed in the 16th-century Hospital de San Pedro. Galleries display excellent contemporary art...
A Go Go
A young crowd hang out at this arty venue, decorated with graffiti murals and 50s wallpaper. Live bands and DJs that play in the...
The restaurant at La Purificadora, one of Puebla’s newest and chicest boutique hotels, is set in a spare, loft-like space with...
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Templo de San Francisco information
The north doorway of this church is a good example of 16th-century plateresque; the tower and fine brick-and-tile facade were added in the 18th century. In the north chapel is the mummified body of San Sebastián de Aparicio, a Spaniard who migrated to Mexico in 1533 and planned many of the country’s roads before becoming a monk. Since he’s now the patron saint of drivers, merchants and farm workers, his canonized corpse attracts a stream of worshipers.