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Amparo Museum, Puebla

Amparo Museum, Puebla (must see)

The Amparo Museum, or Museo Amparo, is one of the most important historical museums in Mexico. It was inaugurated in 1991 and sponsored by the Amparo Foundation, which was founded in 1979 by Manuel Espinoza Yglesias in honor of his wife.

The museum is housed in two colonial-era buildings that date from the 17th and 18th centuries, which were popularly known as the Hospitalario. One of the buildings was the Hospital de Nuestra Señora y San Juan de Letrán founded in 1534. The other building is from the 18th century with a brick facade. It was part of the hospital for a time, then was converted into a “refuge” for married women.

The museum’s permanent collection traces Mexico’s development over its history. It has one of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern art in Mexico, with dates of pieces ranging from 2,500 BCE to the present day, covering the pre-Classic period to the Spanish Conquest. The collection contains jars, figures, steles, altars, sculptures and utensils, from the Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Huasteca, Totonac, Maya, Olmec, Chichimeca, Mixtec and Aztec civilizations. The Colonial Area is concentrated what was the home of the Espinoza Family, occupying eleven halls. These halls have been decorated to imitate how homes looked like during the various centuries of the colonial period. These rooms are filled with furniture, wood and ivory sculptures, silver items, Talavera pottery and well as oil paintings.

Opening hours: Monday- Friday, Sunday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am- 9:00 pm.
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Sight Name: Amparo Museum
Sight Location: Puebla, Mexico
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Puebla, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Puebla

Create Your Own Walk in Puebla

Creating your own self-guided walk in Puebla is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sightseeing Tour in Puebla

Sightseeing Tour in Puebla

The subtropical city of Puebla has much to offer to those who are fascinated by the history and life of this Mexican city. Take the following walking tour and visit the first public library in the Americas, fascinating Renaissance and Baroque architectural monuments, statues and other jewels of Puebla.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Museums in Puebla, Part I

Museums in Puebla, Part I

The city of Puebla, named a World Heritage Site in 1987, is indeed worth the title and proudly lives up to it with its mesmerizing beauty engraved within its walls, houses and museums. If you really want to discover Puebla, begin with the following museum walking tour; you will definitely find the city’s history quite elaborate and fascinating.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Puebla Introduction Walk

Puebla Introduction Walk

The lovely city of Puebla, located southeast of the Mexican capital, is renowned for its culinary tradition, but even more so for its colonial architecture and pottery. The latter includes painted Talavera tiles, produced locally and widely applied to embellish the walls of numerous local buildings. The city's number 1 attraction is undoubtedly the Renaissance-style Puebla Cathedral...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Museums in Puebla, Part II

Museums in Puebla, Part II

Let us continue our journey throughout the wonderful city of Puebla, where for many centuries art has found a ‘cozy’ home for its creations. Take the following walking tour to discover the fascinating exhibits displayed within the museums of the city. These will help you better understand the local culture and thrilling history.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Interesting Shopping Spots in Puebla

Interesting Shopping Spots in Puebla

In the city of Puebla there is something for everyone, from exquisite handmade elements, talaveras and embroidery to delicious Mexican sweets and tasty cemitas. Take the following tour to find out more about the cultural values reflected in the creativity of the Pueblan people and to gather all the treasures of the city in your backpack.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles