Top things to do

Top Choice Vegetarian in Puebla

La Zanahoria

This (entirely meat-free) godsend for vegetarians is an excellent place for lunch, and is moments from the zócalo. The drawcard is the popular daily buffet from 1pm to 6pm in the spacious interior colonial courtyard…
Top Choice Taquería in Puebla

Las Ranas

This local institution is the place to try one of Puebla’s great dishes: the taco árabe. Unbelievably moist al pastor (shepherd-style) pork is marinated and spit-grilled then rolled in fresh, slightly charred Middle…
Ceramics in Puebla

Talavera Uriarte

Unlike most of Puebla’s Talavera shops, Uriarte still makes its pottery on-site. The showroom displays a gorgeous selection of high-quality, intricately painted pieces. Founded in 1824, the company is now owned by a…
Mexican in Puebla

Restaurante Sacristía

Set in the delightful colonial patio of Mesón Sacristía de la Compañía hotel, this is an elegant place for a meal of authentic mole and creative twists on rich poblano cuisine, or a cocktail or coffee in the intimat…
Museum in Puebla

Museo Amparo

This superb private museum, housed in two linked 16th- and 17th-century colonial buildings, is loaded with pre-Hispanic artifacts. Displayed with explanatory information sheets in English and Spanish, the collection…
Museum in Puebla

Museo Casa del Alfeñique

This renovated colonial house is an outstanding example of the over-the-top 18th-century decorative style alfeñique, characterized by elaborate stucco ornamentation and named after a candy made from sugar and egg wh…
Library in Puebla

Biblioteca Palafoxiana

Situated above the Casa de la Cultura, Biblioteca Palafoxiana houses thousands of rare books, including the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle, with more than 2000 engravings.
Museum in Puebla

Museo José Luis Bello y González

This house is filled with the diverse art-and-crafts collection of the 19th-century industrialist Bello family who lived here. It's a treasure trove for fans of exquisite French, English, Japanese and Chinese porcel…
Museum in Puebla

Museo de la Revolución

This pockmarked 19th-century house was the scene of the first battle of the 1910 Revolution. The house retains its bullet holes and some revolutionary memorabilia, including a room dedicated to female insurgents.
Museum in Puebla

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 and a fascinating permanent exhibit on the hospital’s history.