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  • 1. Barrio del Artista

    Centro | Neighborhood/Street

    Watch painters and sculptors at work in the galleries in this neighborhood, amid bronze monuments to poblano authors and poets. Farther down...Read More

  • 2. Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Ocotlán

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On a hill about 1 km (½ mile) northwest of the center of Tlaxcala stands the ornate Basilica de Ocotlán. You can see its churrigueresque facade...Read More

  • 3. Cacaxtla

    Ruins

    Tlaxcala's most famous site isn't in the town at all. At the nearby archaeological site of Cacaxtla you'll see some of Mexico's most vividly...Read More

  • 4. Calle de los Dulces

    Centro | Neighborhood/Street

    Puebla is famous for all kinds of homemade goodies. Calle de Santa Clara, also known as Sweets Street, is lined with shops selling a wide variety...Read More

  • 5. Callejón de los Sapos

    Centro | Market/Bazaar

    Alley of the Toads" cuts diagonally behind the cathedral. The attached square has a bustling weekend antiques market with all sorts of Mexican...Read More

  • 6. Casa de la Cultura

    Library/Archive

    What was originally a coffee processing plant now houses a public library, the town archives, and a somewhat haphazard ethnographic museum,...Read More

  • 7. Catedral

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Construction on the cathedral began between 1536 and 1539. Work was completed by Puebla's most famous son, Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza...Read More

  • 8. Catedral de Cuernavaca

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Cortés ordered the construction of this cathedral, also known as Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, with work beginning in 1525. Like...Read More

  • 9. Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

    Museum/Gallery

    This cathedral is atop a hill one block south of Plaza Xicohténcatl. Its most unusual feature is its Moorish-style wood ceiling beams, carved...Read More

  • 10. Centro Cultural Santa Rosa

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    The former convent houses a museum of crafts from the state's seven regions. The museum also contains the intricately tiled kitchen where Puebla...Read More

  • 11. El Santuario de Guadalupe

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church shows a Gothic strain in its needle-slim tower and the pointed arch of the main door. Its common name, La Iglesia de los Jarritos...Read More

  • 12. Ex-Convento de San Gabriel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This impressive, huge, former convent includes a trio of churches. The most unusual is the Moorish-style Capilla Real, with 49 domes. Construction...Read More

  • 13. Gran Pirámide

    Ruins

    Gran Pirámide was the hub of Olmec, Toltec, and Aztec religious centers and is, by volume, the largest pyramid in the world. It consists of...Read More

  • 14. Iglesia de Santa María Tonantzintla

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The exterior of this 16th-century church might be simple, but inside waits an explosion of color and swirling shapes. To facilitate the conversion...Read More

  • 15. Jardín Borda

    Garden

    The Borda Gardens, among the most popular sights in Cuernavaca, were designed in the late 18th century for Don Manuel de la Borda, son of Don...Read More

  • 16. La Hacienda de Panoaya

    Museum/Gallery

    La Hacienda de Panoaya. La Hacienda de Panoaya, also known as Parque de los Venados Acariciables (pettable deer), has plenty of animals for...Read More

  • 17. Mercado de Artesanías El Parián

    Centro | Market/Bazaar

    This market is the place for kitschy versions of such tourist souvenirs as toy guitars and colorful sombreros. Feel free to haggle. For better...Read More

  • 18. Museo Amparo

    Museum/Gallery

    Home to the private collection of pre-Columbian and colonial-era art of Mexican banker and philanthropist Manuel Espinoza Yglesias, Museo Amparo...Read More

  • 19. Museo de Arte Religioso de Santa Mónica

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This former convent (sometimes called Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica) opened in 1688 as a spiritual refuge for women whose husbands were away on...Read More

  • 20. Museo de la Memoria

    Museum/Gallery

    To the west of Plaza Xicohténcatl is this fascinating museum with a colonial-era facade but a strikingly modern interior. By focusing on the...Read More

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