Puebla is about 60 miles southeast of Mexico City. It is the 4th largest city in Mexico with 3.25 million people.
Puebla sits at an altitude of approximately 7,200 feet. As a result, it rarely gets truly hot in Puebla, and according to some counts, averages only three days a year with temperatures rising above 84 °F.
The days have been sunny, but cooler and very comfortable. A sweater or jacket may be needed early mornings and when the sun starts going down.
We joined a Free Walking Tour. Here is our guide Omar in front of the Palafoxiana Library.
The city is famous for its Talavera pottery patterned after Majolica pottery the Spaniards brought to Mexico from Spain. Production developed in Puebla because of the availability of fine clays and the demand for tiles from the newly established churches, monasteries and houses.
Puebla is well known for its food, La Comida Poblana.
We have been staying in the main Historic Center of Puebla where we’ve done our exploring. It is very walkable, mostly level and has wider sidewalks than many of the colonial towns we have visited. But the city of Puebla is very large and spread out.