Interesting Shopping Spots in Puebla (Self Guided), 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.
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Interesting Shopping Spots in Puebla Map

Guide Name: Interesting Shopping Spots in Puebla
Guide Location: Mexico » Puebla (See other walking tours in Puebla)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Author: HelenF
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Callejón de los Sapos

1) Callejón de los Sapos (must see)

Callejón de los Sapos, also known as “the Alley of the Frogs”, is the perfect area for gift shopping. You will find nice little antique shops that will amaze you with the precious items that are on display for sale. You can come and check out the merchandise daily; here, at the alley, stores are usually open from 10am till 2pm and for another 2 hours as of 4pm. At the end of the alley, every Saturday and Sunday you will be pleased to find a wonderful street market, which is organized within the Plazuela de los Sapos.
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Mercado de Artesanias "El Parián"

2) Mercado de Artesanias "El Parián" (must see)

The city of Puebla is no ordinary city - it has incredible artistic creations, which represent the city’s distinctive craft, in an outstanding venue where you can see and acquire them. Established in 1796, the market is like a living tradition of Puebla. Here you can buy fantastic Talavera pottery, textiles, leather, jewelry, wax dolls and many other wonderful objects that would make for amazing memorabilia or souvenirs.
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Barrio del Artistas

3) Barrio del Artistas (must see)

Barrio del Artistas is a formidable place for one who is seeking unique items for a particular collection, or an antique object as a gift for someone special. The atmosphere here is a luring one, generated by the wonderful façades of rich color, balconies and doors “whispering” to you about the past of Puebla and also by the artists’ ardor for creation, that is, the artists who paint here in the barrio. Thus, one would say that the Barrio del Artistas is a mine of creation, from which you can take home a little piece of beauty.
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Calle de los Dulce

4) Calle de los Dulce

The people of Puebla have many interesting crafts; among these is the art of preparing delicious candy. The sweets are made of fruit, sweet potatoes, pine nuts and many other ingredients, characteristic of Mexico. The place where you will find all of these is Calle de los Dulce, the street that will immediately charm you with its sweet smells and tempting colors.
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Uriarte Talavera

5) Uriarte Talavera

You just cannot leave Puebla without visiting Uriarte Talavera workshop, because it is the only place in the city where you can witness the elaborate process of making talaveras. At Uriarte there are exquisite decorative items for sale, such as astrays, urns, pots, platters and many other talaveras. Come, admire and pick your own talavera.
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Mercado Venustiano Carranza

6) Mercado Venustiano Carranza

Mercado Venustiano Carranza is also known as the Cemitas Market. It is a special food market, where you can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables. You will also get acquainted with the culinary delights of Mexico. There is no other place in the world that makes cemitas better than in Puebla.

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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
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
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
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