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Puebla is a city in the Mexican state of Puebla. It was formally known as Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, and is one of the most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico. Puebla is located in Central Mexico, to the east of Mexico City and west of Veracruz, Mexico’s main Atlantic port. In 1531 the city was founded in an area known as Cuetlaxcoapan, which means ‘where serpents change their skin’. The cities architectural history ranges from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque.
Puebla’s economy is based somewhat on agriculture with crops including corn, beans, wheat, oats, avocados, pears, apples, peaches, choke cherries, Mexican hawthorns, nuts, and white sapotes. The main industrial products include base metals, chemicals, electrical items, and textiles. Top employers with office space or other facilities in Puebla are Hylsa and the Volkswagen automotive plant.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Puebla, including the forts of Fuerte de Loreto and Fuerte de Guadalupe. These forts are located on top of the Cerro de Guadalupe. The Zócalo (City Centre) offers a great opportunity to enjoy Puebla’s historic colonial architecture. This area is a UNESCO world heritage site. You can also visit African Safari - A Zoo Park, or go to the National Park on Popocatepetl. Dining options in Puebla include street food and restaurants. In Puebla one of the most popular street foods is the Quesadillas with mushrooms, chorizo, pumpkin flower, or huitlacoche corn truffle, an Aztec specialty. Restaurants in the area are El Mural de los Poblanos, Vittorio’s, Restaurante La Fonda, and Super Paleteria Barragan.
Hermanos Serdán International Airport is an international airport located near Puebla with direct flights to Houston, Dallas, and several cities within Mexico. There are no train services in the city, but Puebla has a reliable bus and taxi service that keep the city connected. There are two major bus terminals in the city – Centro de Autobuses Puebla and Estrella Roja’s 4 Poniente – which run various routes across the region. There are also frequent bus services between Mexico City and Puebla following the Mexico-Puebla toll road.