Activities

Excursions

Visit to the historic center

The historical center of Puebla, was declared as one of the patrimonies of humanity by UNESCO, you can imagine then that we are really talking about a place that enjoys issues that other states do not have, or do not possess. It is one of the most wonderful experiences, since as we can suppose with each step that you are giving you start to feel attracted in an excellent way towards this site.

The facade of the buildings is one of the main attractions of the historic center where you can find various types of finishes, so that architecture has played an important role, either from the architecture of the cathedral, to that of the buildings that are shaping each of the streets of this site, one can notice the cultural legacy that dates from the time of the colony.

Here you can find historical places such as museums, mansions, temples, squares and emblematic theaters of the state, as well as restaurants with typical dishes of the state that implement both typical and modern cuisine.

Constancia Park (Paseo de gigantes)

The Parque de la Constancia is a green space that connects with bikeways, the attractive Paseo de Gigantes, the Fototeca and Fonoteca and the former Fábrica de la Constancia, home since 2012 of the Esperanza Azteca Orchestra. In addition, space dedicated to culture with the Museums: House of Music, Puppet Museum and Children’s Museum.

Undoubtedly the main attraction is the Paseo de Gigantes, a space dedicated to the iconic places of the world, Mexico and Puebla. More than 50 scale models of monuments and historical sites such as: The Chinese Wall, The Colosseum, The Cathedral of St. Basil in Moscow, The White House, The Bridge of San Francisco and many more.

Pasaje historico del 5 de mayo

The historic passage May 5 joins the underground network that together with the bridge of bubas form the «Secrets of Puebla.“

The passage rescues the ancestral values, in a journey through the depths of colonial Puebla. 350 years of secrets kept under the Historical Center, reveal legends and stories never told.

Visit the Secrets of Puebla and know the Bubas Bridge, the Convent of San Francisco, the oldest area of the city, the Chapel of Santa Elena, as well as the Almoloya laundry, among other points.

Puebla Planetarium

Located in the historic area of ​​the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe and next to the Exhibitor Center, the Planetario de Puebla «Germán Martínez Hidalgo» opened its doors in 1985 with the aim of spreading the science linked to the universe through film projections and playful activities, becoming one of the leading facilities of its kind nationwide.

Over time, the Planetarium of Puebla has undergone changes and remodeling, the main one in 2011 with an investment of more than three million pesos, made in the framework of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. All these changes point to a complete renovation in terms of the use of technology, specifically in one of the main attractions, its dome or spherical projection room with a diameter of 23 meters.

Archaeological zone of Cholula

It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the country, the main pyramid has the largest basement in the world, with 400 meters per side, surpassing the Sun in Teotihuacán and the Cheops in Egypt.

Its name is Tlachihualtepetl, which means hill made by hand and on it is the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, which was built by the Spanish in 1594.

Its dome is covered with talavera and inside you can see a neoclassical altar and the Virgin, whose devotion spread by the belief that it appeared to the Spaniards in the sad night.

Africam Safari

Africam Safari is a Mexican wildlife conservation park located 16.5 km from the city of Puebla, where animals roam in controlled freedom and in captivity. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Africam Safari was the first Mexican institution that could successfully reproduce the golden eagle, symbol of the Mexican flag.

It has kept species in serious danger of extinction, such as the Mexican wolf, now extinct in the wild. He has also participated in conservation programs for species such as jaguars, African lions, whales, flamingos, macaws, sea lions and manatees, among others.

INAOE

The National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE) has been generating knowledge for 43 years while examining the sky. It was created on November 11, 1971 by presidential decree and its antecedents constitute the history of Mexican astronomy because they are associated with its great predecessors: Luis Enrique Erro, Guillermo Haro and Antonio Serrano.

INAOE has a wide infrastructure within its facilities. For the astrophysics area, it has a solar telescope and a Schmidt camera. In addition, it has an astronomical observatory near the city of Cananea, Sonora, known as the Guillermo Haro Astrophysical Observatory. In the latter the Institute has a telescope of 2.12 meters in diameter and one of 16 inches to measure atmospheric extinction.