Puebla City (Puebla)
|ISLAND IN THE SKY: Puebla's Altar of the Cathedral (Guillermo Aldana, courtesy Mexico Tourism)|
Proudly conservative, Puebla has scores of churches, which vary in size and style but seldom go unutilized. Most impressive is the soaring main cathedral, which took over a hundred years to complete and is said to be the country's tallest. The Museo de Amparo, a short distance away, has a remarkable collection of pre-Hispanic and colonial-era art and artifacts. Puebla also makes a good base for trips elsewhere in the region, especially to Mexico City, just two hours away.
Inside Tip: Be sure to try Puebla's most famous dish: chile en nogada, a poblano pepper stuffed with meat and topped by a white walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds. It's a fancy variation of chile rellenos (stuffed peppers), with colors that match the Mexican flag.
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