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Puebla was founded in 1531 by the Spaniards to encourage immigration, concentrate European knowledge, reduce the atrocities against the Indians and establish an enclave on the route between Veracruz and Mexico.
Puebla lies 129 km away from Mexico City in a valley reached by crossing the volcanoes to the east, to the north of Tlaxcala and to the south of La Mixteca.
Puebla was the center of a large earthquakes in 1973 and 1999 which have caused intense damage to the city and its surrounding region.
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 Visitors Online Guide to the City of Puebla, Mexico
Puebla is renown for its distinctive colonial architecture, savory cuisine, Talavera ceramics, onyx crafts, and textile industry.
Puebla's monument to La China Poblana, an enormous statue atop a tiled fountain, is located in the northern end of the city at the junction of Boulevard Heroes del 5 de Mayo and Avenida Defensores de La Republica.
The State of Puebla visitors center is one block south of the Zócalo, on 5 Oriente between 16 de Septiembre and 2 Sur.
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 Puebla, Puebla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puebla is located in the Puebla Valley, surrounded by volcanoes and snow-capped mountains, slightly over 110 kilometres south-east of Mexico City.
Puebla is an industrial city, mainly in the textile sector.
Puebla is considered the home of mole, a rich, spicy sauce containing chocolate, cinnamon and nuts, as well as different types of hot peppers.
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 Puebla City | Planeta
MEXICO -- The city of Puebla (elevation: 2,160 meters) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico.
Puebla City (or simply "Puebla") is justly famous for its colonial architecture and for its gastronomy and crafts.
Puebla City is famous for its cuisine, with world-renowned dishes that owe their existence to the blending of prehispanic and Spanish menus.
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 Puebla, Puebla Vacations - www.bestday.com
The best way to get around Puebla is to start from its very heart: the Historic Center, where you will find countless museums, convents and loads of baroque buildings that will take you into a journey to the past, making you fall in love with this amazing city.
Puebla is an authentic jewel of first-class architecture.
Puebla is one of the cities with the highest number of historic monuments and ancient buildings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, which deserve to be mentioned.
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 Puebla, Mexico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Puebla's appearance is the most European of all the colonial cities, because it was planned from the ground up by a Spanish city designer rather than being built within an existing Indian community.
y 1539, Puebla had a university and was on its way to becoming well-known throughout Mexico for milling, textiles, exquisitely decorated pottery and tiles, and for the architectural beauty of its buildings.
lthough modern Puebla is highly industrialized, its historic downtown remains a Spanish-colonial treasure filled with elegant 17th and 18th century European architecture and art.
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 Puebla, city, Mexico. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The cathedral, built between 1552 and 1649, is one of the finest in Mexico; the theater, constructed in 1790, is said to be the oldest on the continent.
Founded c.1535 as Puebla de los Ángeles, the city was historically a link between the coast and Mexico City.
Puebla was the center of a large earthquake in 1973 that caused intense damage to the city and its surrounding region.
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 Puebla, Mexico
One of them is Puebla, perhaps the quintessential Mexican city, founded in 1531 by the Spanish at the foot of Popocatepetl, the great, often angry 17,883-foot volcano at the eastern limit of the Valley of Mexico.
Over the centuries Mexicans attached various descriptive names to it, including City of Angels (it is said a band of them appeared to one of the city’s founders) and City of Tiles, the latter a reference to the blue tiles that its citizens often used to adorn their homes.
Puebla’s combination of history, size, climate and amenities have made it a favorite place for Americans and Canadians to attend total-immersion Spanish language classes.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Heritage/Archives/Puebla.htm   (790 words)

 Guide to Puebla
Puebla is famous for one of Mexico's most notable battles, which took place on May 5th 1862, against the French.
Puebla is Mexico's fourth largest city, although most of its three million inhabitants live outside of the colonial center.
Puebla is a very religious city and serves as host to over 70 churches, as well as its magnificent Cathedral, which you'll see as part your colonial city exploration.
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 Study Abroad, Puebla
Puebla de los Ángeles, founded by the Spanish in 1531, is for many the quintessential Mexican city.
The Chapel of the Rosary in downtown Puebla and the church in the town of Santa María Tonanzintla are extraordinary examples of Mexican baroque architecture.
Puebla has a new convention center, a wide range of commercial facilities, and major industrial investments: Volkswagen de México operates one of the largest automobile factories in the world here.
www.wellesley.edu /Spanish/Puebla/puebla.html   (641 words)

 Puebla, Mexico
The state of Puebla is bounded on the north and east by Veracruz, on the south by Oaxaca and Guerrero, and on the west and north-west by Morelos, the Estado de México, Tlaxcala and Hidalgo.
Puebla is densely inhabited and is one of Mexico's most important cultural and economic areas.
The conquerors colonised the land very quickly, and Puebla's ensuing history is bound up with that of its capital which bears the same name.
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Long before the Spaniards came to this area and built the city of Puebla, the nearby town of Cholula was a ceremonial center and home of pre-hispanic street food, which was sold to the worshippers who thronged to the great pyramid.
Poblano cuisine is a mixture of the traditional indigenous fare and the influence of the Spanish nuns, in whose grand conventos were born such specialties as chiles en nogada, mole poblano, and a variety of sweets bordering on the baroque.
Puebla is called la cuna del maiz - the cradle of corn - because the oldest corn kernels in the world were found in the area of Tehuacán, Puebla.
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 LIVIT Immersion Center Puebla
Puebla is a modern, safe, mid-size city with rich culture, history and beauty.
Puebla was officially founded April 16, 1531, under the name of Puebla de Los
Puebla is the only state in Mexico that celebrates.
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In 1989 Camacho formed the Puebla Bird Catchers' Union, which now maintains an aviary that is housed in a gleaming geodesic dome, 75 feet (25 meters) high and 180 feet (60 meters) wide, which mirrors a 360-degree view of mountain cloud forests and replicates their images in a pool at its base.
It is a reflection, too, of 10 years of concerted efforts by its caretakers, the low-income members of the non-profit Puebla Bird Dealers Union, to encourage the reproduction of a dwindling wildfowl population on which they depend for their living.
Although the aviary was closed to the public all year for the work, it reopened as one of the finest in the country, and with a correspondingly higher entrance fee of $1.30.
www.changemakers.net /journal/99september/nauman.cfm   (2821 words)

 Que Chula es Puebla
On May fifth, 1862, Puebla was the scene of one of the historical events that fill Mexicans with pride: the victory of our army over the French army, which was the biggest in the world at the time.
The State of Puebla, of which the city of Puebla is capital, stands out from the rest of the Mexican States because of its religious fervor, being one of the most conservative places in the country.
Puebla is one of the few states that proudly preserves not only traditions, but cities, where time seems to have stopped.
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 Geography. Puebla
Puebla is one of the 31 states of the Mexican Republic.
Puebla is bordered by Mexico state, Morelos, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Hidalgo and Tlaxcala.
In Puebla, there are almost all kinds of climate.
www.elbalero.gob.mx /kids/explora/html/puebla/geografia.html   (176 words)

 WSU Summer Program in Puebla, México
The WSU Summer Program in Puebla provides an excellent opportunity for students, teachers and other interested individuals to study the Spanish language, to gain the invaluable experience of living in another country and to earn college credit toward a degree or teacher certification.
Puebla is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by three volcanoes (Popocatépetl, Ixtaccíhuatl and Matlalcuéyatl).
Many of the old handicrafts are still practiced in Puebla, such as making the typical Talavera tile and pottery and working in onyx.
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 Ciber-guia turistica de la Ciudad de Puebla, Mexico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Puebla es famosa por su arquitectura colonial distintiva, su arte culinaria, la cerámica talavera, las artesanías de ónix, y la industria textil.
El Centro Histórico de Puebla consiste de unas 100 cuadras en la zona central de la ciudad, pero la mayoría de los lugares históricos quedan a una distancia de cuatro cuadras o menos del Zócalo, la plaza central.
En la CAPU o Central de Autobuses Puebla, y en otras partes de la ciudad, hay kioscos de servicio autorizado que venden boletos de taxi a precios fijos.
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 Puebla Mexico - International Study Programs - University of Notre Dame
Two hours southeast of Mexico City, with a population of about three million, Puebla has played a central role in Mexican history since the invasion of Cortes in the 16th century.
Puebla is also famous as the site of the Mexican victory over the occupying French army on the Cinco de Mayo, 1862.
The Universidad de Las Americas was founded in 1940 as Mexico City College and in 1970 it moved to Puebla where it became the "Universidad de las Americas- Puebla." It covers 175 acres at the foot of the pyramid of Cholula.
www.nd.edu /~intlstud/locations/mexico/puebla.html   (606 words)

 TourMexico Destinations
Puebla is located in the central part of the country and surrounded by the states of Mexico, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Guerrero and Morelos.
Nahua groups arrived in the area in about the 10th century and by the 15th century, the Mexica dominated virtually all of what is now the state of Puebla.
The Spanish conquerors made their influence felt by founding the finest baroque city of all: the gorgeous Puebla de los Angeles, one of the countrys architectural and cultural jewels.
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 Tour By Mexico ® - Puebla State --- 25
In the territory that currently occupies the State of Puebla, with an extension of 33,919 km
, they were established villas and cities that thereinafter were converted in "Intendency of Puebla" and finally, by decree of the 3 of February of 1924, in Free and Sovereign State.
Its agricultural production, cattleraising and industrial, Puebla is important, but much more its history and indigenous culture and also its colonial art.
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 Puebla Hotels - Virtual Mexico - Puebla City
Puebla is a uniquely Spanish-Mexican city and a wonderful destination for first-time visitors to Mexico.
Puebla is a very European city, and at times you could stop, look around at the buildings and people, and think you were in Spain.
Puebla is famous for it's cuisine, and many fine restaurants can be found.
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An overwhelming loss by the French invaders in the Battle of Puebla celebrated on May 5, 1862 was a turning point in Napoleon III's presence in Mexico.
Colonial buildings are found throughout Puebla with a heavy concentration around the Zocalo or main square.
The strong influence of the Catholic church dating to the time of Cortes is still felt around Puebla.
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 Puebla, Mexico
Although the adoption of the new arms; at "Los Pinos", it is still hoisted a white flag charged with the former arms.
The firs coat of arms of the State of Puebla was that of the capital city, granted by Royal Document (Cédula Real) on July 20, 1538.
It is still the coat of arms of the city of Puebla de Zaragoza, formerlly called Puebla de los Ángeles.
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 Visite México
The climate is mild and semi-humid, with rainfall during the summer and the beginning of fall, and generally cool days during the summer months.
You can find those items and much more at the traditional markets and beautiful plazas where artisans sell their products.
Puebla, a city of gray hewn stone constructions, is Mexico?s fifth largest city.
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