Puebla was founded by the Spanish and was one of the most important cities in Mexico during
Spanish rule. Currently, the city continues to grow economically and has been recognized as
a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO due to its history, cultural wealth,
architecture, and gastronomy.
Gastronomy in Puebla is internationally recognized for its Mexican, Spanish, French, and
Arabic cuisine influence, resulting in a mestizo cuisine where dishes like Chiles en Nogada,
Mole Poblano, Cemita Poblana, and Molotes are full of traditions and flavors of each area of
Historically, this city has been the scene of multiple battles, being the Battle of Puebla
the most memorable. Each, Cinco de Mayo, the battle is re-enacted by the Mexican military,
accompanied by military and civilian parades.
Is estimated that there are approximately 365 catholic churches and that they are among the
most stunning churches and chapels in Mexico. The most visited and recommended are The
Templo de Santo Domingo, Basilica Catedral de Puebla, Iglesia de los Remedios, and the
Templo San Marcos.
You can pay with US dollars, Credit/Debit cards on most restaurants and establishments. If
you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, it’s better to visit a foreign exchange
agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.
Information about Embassies, Consulates or Consular Agencies for U.S. and Canadian citizens.
In case of emergency, lost passport or general assistance to citizens traveling in Mexico
please contact the proper embassy or consulate.
U.S. Embassy in Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma 305 Colonia Cuauhtemoc 06500 Mexico, D.F.
Assistance to U.S. citizen
From the United States:
Embassy of Canada in Mexico
Schiller 529, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec (Polanco) Del. Miguel Hidalgo 11580 Ciudad de
Mexico, D.F. Mexico
Assistance to Canadian citizen
Puebla is a very safe city for tourists, we suggest to take the same basic precautions you
would take when traveling.
Arriving by air
The Hermanos Serdán International Airport, commonly known as Puebla International Airport
has different national destinations and an international route. Upon arrival, you can take a
taxi service, its prices range from $10 to $30 USD depending on the distance.
Common flights to Puebla. (Approx.)
Houston - 2:27 hrs.
Monterrey - 1:35 hrs.
Tijuana - 3:25 hrs.
Guadalajara - 1:25 hrs.
Cancun - 2:25 hrs.
How to move around the city
Public and private transportation is very affordable and it will take you to most places.
Due to the size of the city, traffic can be a little bit crowded so we recommend taking a
taxi or an uber.
Where to stay?
Puebla has many hotels and motels with prices ranging from $80 - $120 USD per night.
Feria de Puebla
Date: Between April and May
Venue: Centro Expositor y de Convenciones
Festival del Chile en Nogada
Venue: Calpan, Pue.
Day of the Dead
Date: October 29 – November 2
Venue: Chignahuapan, Pue.
Venue: Cholula, Pue.
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.