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    Los Sapos and Street Markets in Puebla

    Puebla is a shopper’s paradise, and at the heart is Barrio de Los Sapos. From antique shops to street markets, fine dining to street food, Los Sapos is the perfect base location to discover treasures from all eras. While everyone has different tastes and prefers different things, we created this overview of Los Sapos and the street markets in Puebla, plus suggestions on where to stay and eat, to make your shopping experience easier. Why is it called Alley of the Toads? Back in the 19th century, Barrio de Los Sapos was a low-lying neighborhood and when it rained, it flooded. The floods attracted croaking toads, and so the Barrio…

  • Blog,  Foodies,  Puebla,  Regional Food

    10 Dishes You Have to Try in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)

    Puebla is known as one of the gastronomic regions in Mexico, and recognized under the UNESCO catagory of Intangible Heritage.  The people of Puebla have been practicing their traditions for thousands of years, well before the Spanish arrived and even before the tribes of the continent were recording their history. Traditions of planting, rotating crops, tools and utensils for grinding and grilling corn and chilis have not changed for centuries. Though many of the pre-hispanic beliefs have faded away after the Spanish arrived, the people did not lose their culinary traditions. Today, Poblano cuisine is a fusion of indigeneous, Spanish and Arabian techniques to create something uniquely Puebla. Here is…

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    Blog,  Mexico,  Puebla

    Discover the Treasures of Puebla

      Known worldwide for its talavera, Barroque architecture and mole poblano, Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a true treasure of Mexican life from past to present. Puebla was not created until 1531 after the Spanish Conquest where it became an important stop on the trade route between Veracruz and Mexico City. For travelers who enjoy history and architecture, Puebla should be at the top of your list. Plenty of day trips are offered from Mexico City, just two hours away, but a day is too short a time to explore all that Puebla has to offer. We recommend at least 3-4 days with at least one of…

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