Sunday, March 27, 2011

Taking in The Town of Tiles......Puebla!













Puebla, at only two hours east of Mexico City with a great route out via the volcanoes, is one of the most rewarding weekend retreats from the city. With some of the most beautiful architecture in the whole of Mexico, it is indeed the town of tiles.....

Nowhere in Mexico have I seen such beautiful tiled facades such as the Casa del Alfenique above, and a whole host of others. You can also buy the most gorgeous ceramics from plates to vases to tea-sets all under the name of talavera..


















Puebla also possesses one of the most lovely zocalos full of shady trees and balloon sellers and flanked on one side by the imposing cathedral boasting fine architectural detail....





















In addition, check out the Barrio de Artistas with a row of scenic studios and the antiques market at Plazuela de los Sapas bordered by some of the most colourful streets in the city..





















Still having doubts about paying a visit?? Well the bright blue sky below framing the Theatre should be the clincher!!






















Buses run to Puebla from TAPO bus station, and recommended hotels would include Hotel Colonial, Royalty Hotel and the Camino Real. Check out other global glimpses from around the world this week by clicking here for My World Tuesday. Enjoy!

16 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow! Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing. Did you get a chance to tour any of the talavera factories around town? I highly recommend Uriarte, which is the eighth-oldest business in Mexico (founded in 1824).

If you’re looking for more information about Puebla in English, please check out my website, www.AllAboutPuebla.com.

Owen said...

Looks like you are having entirely too much fun. Again.

Are you sure you are going to be able to leave ? When's the big move ?

Peter said...

This, again, looks woderful! What is also nice is that you really seem to explore as much as ever possible of this fabulous country (and also some close ones), before leaving! ... and, at least you know that you are not leaving for the worst of places. As Owen, I ask when are you leaving; the end of the semester?

A Cuban In London said...

I've heard of Puebla so much. In fact, I think a couple of the Mexicans I know here in London hail from the city. Your photos are amazing. I didn't know that detail about the tiles. They all look fantastic.

Greetings from London.

The Daily Mexican said...

Many thanks for this:

"Please come and travel here and see for yourself what Mexico is like beyond the beach resorts.....and the drug war stories"

I'm a Mexican living in England and also trying to show everyone that México is SO much more than tired cliches, drug violence and burritos. Un abrazo.

Catherine said...

Hi Owen and Peter - looking forward to joining such eminent established fellow bloggers in France!! will be leaving here in July after 6 years and moving to South of France in August.....

Catherine said...

Hi Daily Mexican - it is a constant battle to fight the negative media - but I am doing my bit and glad you found me- look forward to seeing your view of UK...will be visiting soon!!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic as always, Catherine! I know you must be getting excited about your move -- I know I would be!! I am looking forward to getting together while you're in Seattle and April is almost here!!!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

this is my kind of town. lately i've been tile freak - been liking everything with tile, tiled, etc.

Indrani said...

You are lucky! What great visuals, so well framed and presented. :)

magiceye said...

gorgeous photographs!!

Luna Miranda said...

these are fantastic! the mosaic are beautiful and colorful. warm and inviting.

liberal sprinkles said...

Thank you for showing me this town, it's very colorful and the tiles are gorgeous. And are those old car license plates? I bloghopped my way over here, have a great day!

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Peter said...

Hope to see you in Paris in July then ... ont your way to the south!

...louciao... said...

You're so right--the brilliant colours of the building façades as well as the tiles are just stunning against those deep blue skies. I would die of a colour-happiness-overdose if I ventured there I think, and have a nervous breakdown trying to decide on how to pack samples of the wares home with me.