Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Puebla

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Overlooking the main square in the World Heritage-listed Puebla, Catedral Basilica de Puebla dominates its surroundings. Although construction of this church began as early as 1575, the structure wasn't completely finished until the late 17th century. Admire the imposing structure, known for its two uneven towers, the tallest in Mexico. Boasting a mix of Renaissance and Baroque styles, the church features fourteen lavishly decorated chapels. Use our Puebla travel route planner to visit Catedral Basilica de Puebla on your trip to Puebla, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Church adjacent to the City Park, the Zocalo is a cathedral located in history area of heritage with two bell towers. It is a typical Church of Mexico. It is good to meditate on the sound of the organ during the mass flow.
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  • The Catedral is huge! There are 14 alters and a massive pipe organ. A wonderful mural is painted on the central cupola. It is overwhelming.  more »
  • I dare say that one of the best cathedrals around the country. It is something hard to describe, simply spectacular.
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  • Beautiful church where you are allowed to take pictures but make sure not to use flash
  • Amazing! Definitely have someone from the archeological society to accompany you. We had a lecture about the Capillas inside of the Cathedral, which was spectacular!
  • Magic place full of history.
  • Good place, i Love it. You can eat in The Restaurant of the Center, walk, Buy and do to many things.
  • Gorgeous church. Better than the metropolitan in DF

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Puebla's immaculately preserved historical center contains the majority of accommodations in the city, with visitors understandably wanting to stay as close as possible to the many architectural highlights on display. Head to Avenida Reforma for a great selection of boutique hotels housed in historical buildings, with plenty of budget guesthouses and hostels nestled in the surrounding streets. The neighborhood of Amor, slightly northwest of the center, offers a taste of modern Puebla with a range of business hotels.
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