If we didn’t know we were in Mexico we’d think we’d been magically transported to Portugal or Spain.
That’s because Puebla was founded by the Spanish in 1531.
Puebla’s layout is classic Spanish design centered on a main plaza, called the Zócalo. The city was laid out in a grid pattern of rectangular blocks.
Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, Puebla was named a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Under orders of Phillip II of Spain construction on Puebla Cathedral began in 1575 (44 years after Puebla’s founding) and took 300 years to complete.
Our first walk through Puebla we were pleasantly surprised by its beauty right around the Zócalo! Meet You in the Morning on a walking tour to explore beyond the Zócalo of Pretty Puebla.