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Puebla, Mexico

About Puebla:

Napoleon III invaded Mexico in 1862. in what became known as the Franco-Mexican War. It was here in Puebla, on May 5, 1862  that Mexican troops defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla.   Cinco de Mayo is often confused with Mexican Independence Day (any excuse for a celebration!) but actually Cinco de Mayo commemorates this victory in the Franco-Mexican War.

The city of Puebla is famous for its culinary history, colonial architecture and pottery. Puebla is both the name of the city and the state in Mexico. People from Puebla are known as “Poblanos”, and yes, the poblano pepper originated from the state of Puebla.

The painted Talavera tiles adorning numerous buildings are locally produced, and many pilgrims choose to take some home with them.  Puebla is one of our favorite cities in Mexico.

There are several unique and historic hotels in Puebla. Try to stay at one of the hotels near the Zocolo (the town square) and you will be within walking distance of the Cathedral, the Rosary Chapel, the church with Blessed Sebastian, and some great restaurants as well.

The city and the people are beautiful, the streets are safe, and the atmosphere relaxing.

Catholic places of interest in Puebla:

Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary

Incorrupt body of Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio

The Secret Convent of Santa Monica

Other places of interest in Puebla:

As mentioned earlier, Puebla has much to offer visitors.  One of these is the “Street of Sweets” which features dozens of candy stores.  Here is article from Aleteia that you might find interesting.

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