Puebla’s Architecture

One of the many things I love about Mexico is its fantastic architecture. A prime example of a city to visit even if just for its buildings is Puebla. The city is located southeast of Mexico City and it is the fourth largest city in the country. Puebla was founded by the Spaniards in 1531 and today, the downtown area is an historic-architectural dream to behold. In fact, Puebla’s downtown area was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Many different styles are represented in over 2,600 designated historic buildings – they include Classic, Renaissance, and Mexican Baroque. As you wander around, you’ll find that there are giant buildings, gorgeous tiled facades, paint colours galore, grey stone and red brick, churches, mansions, and wide open spaces. The city is very walkable and pedestrian friendly so you’d have no problems just wandering. Though, if your feet are tired, you can take a tourist bus instead. It is also a good way to get an overview of Puebla’s architecture.

Here is a sample of what you will find in Puebla:

4 responses to “Puebla’s Architecture

  1. Wow, you’re pictures give a good sense of the city. I love the bright colours and the tile work, it’s interesting to see it contrasted with some of the more sombre, almost gothic architexture.

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