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Day Trip 1: Puebla

Aug 25, 2013  Native Iowan living in Mexico City, touring around Mexico.
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Whether you're staying in Puebla or making a day-trip from nearby Mexico City, this trip list includes the top sites in Puebla--all within walking distance of each other. If you come by bus from Mexico City, take a taxi to and from the bus station in Puebla. (Total round-trip taxi fare should be less than 75 pesos).

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Puebla
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
    Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), Puebla

    Start at "La Capilla del Rosario," a church that you won't want to miss. Going early allows you to avoid the crowd in the late morning/early afternoon.

  • 2. Zocalo
    Zocalo, Puebla

    From the Rosary Chapel, walk south (crossing Av. 4 Pte and Av. 2 Pte). Just two short blocks leads you to the Zocalo, Where you can sit, enjoy the fountain, and then make your way over to the Basilica.

  • 3. Cathedral of Puebla (Catedral Basilica de Puebla)
    Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Puebla

  • 4. La Zanahoria
    La Zanahoria, Puebla

    If you're hungry, here's a nice, healthy place to go that's close by the Cathedral. If you stand facing the front of the cathedral, walk to your right. The first intersection is with Av. 5 Ote. Take a left, and walk 1.5 blocks. On your left side is La Zanahoria, an inexepnsive vegetarian restaurant with great food.

  • 5. Mercado el Parian
    Mercado el Parian, Puebla

    From La Zanahoria, keep walking away from the cathedral to the next block, Calle 4 Sur. Take a left and go 3 blocks to Av. 2 Ote., and take a right. On the next block you'll see Mercado el Parian, a great place to find handmade arts and crafts. You may have to negotiate for a good deal, though.

  • 6. Paintings Street Market

    This does not yet exist on TripAdvisor that I can find, so I'm adding it here. If you're interested in looking at or buying paintings by the local artists, you can continue 1 block north through Mercado el Parian, until you reach Av. 4 Ote.. Take a slight right and continue onto the next "street," which is more of a pedestrian alley called 8 Nte.. There you can find several painters exhibiting and selling their work.

  • 7. Street of Candies
    Street of Candies, Puebla

    From the Paintings Street Market, continue north and take a left onto Av 6 Ote. This street is lined with candy shops filled with traditional candies of the area.

  • 8. Secret Convent of Santa Monica
    Secret Convent of Santa Monica, Puebla

    From where you entered the Street of Candies, you can continue walking 3 full blocks until the street ends. Take a right and walk 6 blocks (working off those candies now) until you reach the Secret Convent of Santa Monica. They are open until 5pm, according to their website.

    If you came from Mexico City, you can catch a taxi from here back to the bus station.