Puebla

Puebla, a charming and vibrant city of 1.8 million people just 120 km. southeast of Mexico City, is distinguished visually by the numerous examples of Spanish colonial architecture in the city center, and historically by its importance in the Mexican Revolution.

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The cuisine of Puebla is known world wide for its originality and the quality of ingredients; two of the best known specialties originating here are mole poblano and chile en nogada. The city is also an important center of learning, counting three major universities and several specialized institutes of higher learning.

The city used to be the main southern capital for the Mexican pottery industry, many tile factories still exist. Around the city you can find many examples of this rich ceramic history in the hotels and restaurants, churches and a permanent exhibition on the Playa de Armas.

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