What you need to know
The legend tells that one night- September 28, 1530- Fray Julián Garcés, Bishop of Tlaxcala, dreamed of a wide green valley surrounded by clear rivers in which the angels came down and traced a city with golden threads with straight streets , just like a chessboard; finding thus, the ideal place to begin with the foundation of the “Very Noble and Very Loyal City of Puebla de los Ángeles”. It was named after Queen Elizabeth of Portugal in 1532 and officially founded on April 16, 1531.
The architecture of the city dates from the sixteenth century with a Renaissance style, the religious architecture of the seventeenth century to the decorations in mortar and plaster of the eighteenth century. The late Neoclassical Architecture is present in the nineteenth century and finally the city of Puebla lives a transition in architecture with a Renaissance style of S.XX.
Located in the center-east of the Mexican Republic, the state borders Hidalgo, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Morelos, Tlaxcala and the Edo. from Mexico. It has an area of 33,995 km2, with a temperate-subhumid climate with rainfall in summer, and is located at 2,160 m above sea level.