Welcome to Puebla


The city is well worth a visit, with 70 churches in the historic center alone, more than 1000 colonial-era buildings adorned with the Talavera (painted ceramic tiles) for which the city is famous, and a long culinary history that can be explored at any restaurant or food stall. For a city of its size, Puebla is far more relaxed and less gridlocked than you might expect.


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$58.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Mexico City to Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

You will start driving from Mexico City and cross the highway with the mountains in the backdrop, towards the east side of the city. Admire breathtaking views and beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and get to the town of Cholula. Here, you'll admire the city, learn a bit more about it and see some of its hundreds of churches. Then, you’ll head to see the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla which is of indigenous Baroque style and is an impressive building. It stands out for its interior decorated in gold and the wealth of its elements. After visiting Tonantzintla, you’ll head to the city of Puebla, located just a 15-minute drive away from Cholula. Puebla is popularly known as the “City of Angels." Here, you can enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). The variety of cuisine is rich in Puebla so you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita“ to an exquisite and laborious “mole Poblano.“ After lunch, you will have a walking tour through the beautiful historic center of this city where you can see the buildings from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and visit the Plaza de Armas , the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. Other points of interest you'll visit include the craft market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera or delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes prepared in different flavors.After a wonderful day exploring and learning a bit more about Cholula and Puebla, you will get back to Mexico City where your tour ends.

$120 Cultural & Theme Tours

Puebla, Cholula, Taxco, Cuernavaca Tour in Mexico City

Day 1: Puebla and CholulaOn the first day, you'll be picked up from your centrally located meeting point in Mexico City and head to the two beautiful and important historical cities of Cholula and Puebla, located just two hours from Mexico City.  You will drive across the highway among the mountains at the East of the city with breathtaking views and the beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, which can also be seen from Cholula. Once in Cholula, you'll admire the hundreds of churches and visit the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla. This is an indigenous-Baroque building which stands out for its interior decorated in gold and with a wealth of elements. After visiting Tonantzintla you'll head to the city of Puebla, located just 15 minutes away from Cholula. Puebla is popularly known as the “City of Angels” and here you will enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). The gastronomic variety in Puebla is rich, so you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita", or the exquisite and laborious "mole poblano.“ Then, you will enjoy a walking tour through the beautiful historic center and see the sixteenth and eighteenth century buildings as well as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. You'll also visit the craft market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera figurines and delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes, prepared in different flavors.  Day 2: Taxco and CuernavacaYour second day will take you on a full-day trip out of Mexico City to admire two unique colonials towns. You will first take a scenic drive to Cuernavaca, "The City of the Eternal Spring", where you'll see the Cathedral, built in the sixteenth century and one of the oldest cathedrals in the country. You'll also see Palacio de Cortés and the monument to Morelos, military insurgent and Mexican patriot. Then, you will drive to Taxco, a colonial city with hundreds of years of history. Nestled on a hillside with cobbled streets and cozy squares, you'll see and feel the strong Old World ambiance that has stood through hundreds of years. You'll also see one of Mexico's grandest churches, Santa Prisca which was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda, who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops and you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. 

$42.50 Tours & Sightseeing

Puebla to Cholula Day Trip Including Great Pyramid Admission

You start the tour from Puebla City main plaza or “Zocalo” boarding a traditional double-decker tram. Five miles to the west of the city is the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. Your  panoramic tour starts in San Pedro Cholula at the Plaza de la Concordia, which is flanked by the Convento de San Gabriel built by Franciscans in 1549 on the site of the ruins of a temple  dedicated to Quetzalcóat. You continue towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest in the world if we consider the basement. On the top, you will admire the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Temple, built by the Spaniards in 1549. You continue to San Andrés Cholula, where you will stop for a moment so you can visit the beautiful parish.You'll board again the tram and then stop at San Francisco Acatepec and Santa María Tonanzintla temples where you will admire the  Mexican baroque style. This last church was completed by the indigenous using the expressive scope of the Baroque style, they managed to capture their own universe in the plaster: dark-skinned angels, children with feathered headdress, fruit and ears of corn. There is no corner that hasn't been decorated, leaving no gaps and demonstrating a lot of love and care.You continue the tour passing by the wizards house, and Copa de Oro cider factory, to finally stop San Pedro Cholula zocalo to visit  the local market, the Royal Chapel, San Gabriel Convent and Concordia Plaza. You have time on your own to have lunch (not included).You'll return to Puebla at approximately 4:30pm.

$77 Day Trips & Excursions

Puebla and Cholula Small-Group Tour from Mexico City

You'll be picked up from your Mexico City hotel and be driven to Cholula town. This tour is a combination of history and architecture where the first stop will be in Cholula, where you will be able to visit several catholid temples and pre-Colombian monuments. Then, you will continue to Puebla, an UNESCO World Heritage City, where the majority of the buildings are decorated with tiles and beautifully sculpted freestone. There, you will also see the majestic Cathedral at the main square, the chapel of the Rosary, and Tonantzintla, one of the most original Naïf iIndian works.Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Mexico city.

$4477 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Central Mexico Explorer from Mexico City

DAY 1: Puebla You will begin your experience visiting Puebla, the state capital, known as the City of Angels, where you´ll admire the magnificent architecture in the Historic Center. Go round the Amparo Museum, one of the largest museums in Latin America. It has a large collection of pre-Hispanic and contemporary art. Visit to the Palafoxiana Library. Lunch is included. Day 2: Cholula After breakfast, we will visit Cholula. Before arriving there, we will stop at a Talavera pottery workshop, where we will learn the process to create these fine pieces of art. We will continue with a panoramic tour of Cholula passing by the archaeological site.  Day 3: Tehuacan - Monte Alban  On this day we will depart to Oaxaca City, on the way you will visit Tehuacan. The city of Tehuacan is worldwide known for its natural mineral springs which waters own curative properties. Here you will visit an impressive Botanical Garden. Then we will visit Monte Alban, the ancient capital of the Zapotecs and one of the first cities of Central America. Day 4: Santa Maria del Tule - Mitla We will begin our day visiting Santa Maria del Tule where we will stop at the temple of Santa Maria of the Assumption in which atrium is the legendary Tule Tree. Then, we will continue to Mitla which was once the main religious center of the Zapotec culture. Another optional stop would be at a mezcal agave distillery. Day 5: Oaxaca City Tour - Mexico City We will discover Oaxaca in a walking tour and see the spectacular Spanish Colonial architecture. At Los Portales, you will be able to taste Mexican snacks, try fresh beverages or a shot of mezcal. You will have free time to go shopping for your souvenirs. Then we are going to rest at a traditional Hotel with lovely views to enjoy our last night in Oaxaca finishing our activities with the great Guelaguetza Show with dinner. Day 6: Mexico City  Arriving back to Mexico City we will have our registration in a comfortable hotel. You have free time to rest from the long travel and prepare yourself to enjoy an incredible night with the traditional night show at Plaza Garibaldi. Day 7: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids After the breakfast we will begin our adventure with the Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids tour. Learning about the ancient cultures of our country and knowing the sacred place of Guadalupe Virgin. Then we will have some hours to enjoy a traditional Mexican Food Lunch. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. Day 8: Mexico City Tour In our final day we will have the city tour with visit to Anthropology Museum which is a walking tour around the magnificent architecture of the amazing downtown with unique style. With this activity we finish our journey, to return home and talk about this amazing trip!

$56 Day Trips & Excursions

Mexico City to Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Trip with Guide

After hotel pickup, board a private vehicle and start your drive towards Cholula. You will cross the highway among the mountains at the east of the city with breathtaking views and beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, which can also be seen from Cholula. You will then reach the city of Cholula and get to admire its many churches. Head to the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla, an amazing, indigenous-Baroque building, which stands out for its interiors decorated in gold leaf, as well as for the wealth of its elements. After visiting Tonantzintla you’ll head to the city of Puebla, located just 15 minutes driving from Cholula. Puebla is popularly known as the “City of Angels”; there you can enjoy a delicious lunch (non included). The gastronomic variety is rich in Puebla; you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita”, or the exquisite and laborious “mole  poblano.” Then you’ll enjoy a walking tour through the beautiful historic center of this city, where you can see the buildings from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and visit the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. Other points that you can enjoy include the crafts market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera, or delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes, prepared in different flavors.After a full day of sightseeing, you'll head back to your hotel in Mexico City.