Only two-hours southeast of Mexico City is the colonial city of Puebla, mostly recognized for its colorful history – the city’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – plenty of gorgeous churches, the best mole poblano, and Talavera, a ceramic unique to the region. And during our recent visit, we discovered the city has stylish, design-minded accommodations, restaurants, and shops – offering visitors like us far more to discover than historic buildings and delicious food. Here is our weekend guide on where to go, stay, eat, and drink.
WHERE TO EXPLORE
Church of Santo Domingo, Avenida 5 de Mayo, Centro Histórico, 72000 Puebla2.
Templo de San Francisco, Avenida 14 Oriente 805, Barrio del Alto, 72290 Puebla, +52 222 235 16593.
Rosewood Puebla (our favorite), Calle 10 Nte. 1402, Barrio del Alto, 72000 Puebla, Mexico +52 222 122 2300 – Comprised of four historic buildings, the hotel seamlessly and thoughtfully blends the old with the new. You’ll discover original architectural elements and history, like old stone washing basins, underground tunnels, and that rooftop pool (and bar). Inquire Nomoon for special rates.
Casa Reyna, Privada 2 Oriente 1007, Centro, 72000 Puebla, +52 222 232 0032
WHERE TO DRINK
Miel de Agave, 72000, Av 7 Pte 110, Centro. Great mezcal to sip and enjoy on a late night with friends.
Licoreria San Pedrito, Avenida 9 Oriente No 16 | Centro, Puebla 72000, Mexico – Naturally, get mezcal here but also try their best-selling Chamul. A blend of Espadín mezcal, lime juice, and tamarind pulp, you’ll be buzzed in no time.
Nomoon Travel is currently offering a Puebla weekender tour here.