Museums in Puebla, Part II (Self Guided), Puebla

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.
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Museums in Puebla, Part II Map

Guide Name: Museums in Puebla, Part II
Guide Location: Mexico » Puebla (See other walking tours in Puebla)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Author: HelenF
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museo y Biblioteca Pública Ignacio Zaragoza
  • Casa del Dean
  • Casa de Aquiles Serdán
  • Museo José Luis Bello y Zetina
  • Museo de Artesanías del Estado
  • Museo de Arte Religioso Ex Convento Santa Monica
  • Museo Imagina Interactivo de Puebla
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Museo y Biblioteca Pública Ignacio Zaragoza

1) Museo y Biblioteca Pública Ignacio Zaragoza

Museo y Biblioteca Pública Ignacio Zaragoza is an extraordinary facility dwelling within a 17th century building. It was subject to careful restoration in 1996, which preserved its historical and architectural value. In 1997, the museum was inaugurated, featuring quite a great number of priceless items that are today organized within 6 rooms, 5 of which tell the world about General’s Ignacio Zaragoza life and work. The exhibits feature amazing swords, machetes and various firearms; the national flag’s history is also revealed to all interested. The library welcomes enthusiastic visitors Tuesday to Friday between 10am and 8pm, Saturdays from 10am till 1pm and Sundays from 10am till 4pm.
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Casa del Dean

2) Casa del Dean

There are many astonishing architectural monuments in the city of Puebla worth seeing. One of these is the representative of civil architecture – Casa del Dean; the building once belonged to the city’s Dean, an important figure in the religious life of Puebla. Today, the building still has its original rooms, where one can observe the pictures tastefully painted on the walls. There are two rooms to be explored within the house, namely “The ride of Sibyls” and the chamber “Of the Triumphs”.
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Casa de Aquiles Serdán

3) Casa de Aquiles Serdán

Casa de Aquiles Serdán is a prominent historical monument of the city of Puebla, which bears an incontestable value to the citizens of this Mexican city. The house, through its existence, commemorates the tragic event that took place in 1910, when members of the Aquiles Serdán family were murdered. The event is considered to be one of the triggers that led to the Mexican Revolution. 50 years later, the house is restored and open to serve as a museum, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am till 5pm.
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Museo José Luis Bello y Zetina

4) Museo José Luis Bello y Zetina

Museo José Luis Bello y Zetina features ten majestic rooms, where extraordinary exhibits reflect the wonderful human characteristic of loving and preserving beauty. The rooms host collections featuring over 170 works of art, primarily oil technique, watercolors, and some miniatures and important prints. Other objects of interest are beautiful bronze sculptures and wood carvings of a religious nature, and original furniture from the 19th century mainly from Europe, skillfully combined with silver, bronze, glass, ivory and porcelain items. The museum welcomes visitors Tuesday through Sunday, between 10am and 4pm.
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Museo de Artesanías del Estado

5) Museo de Artesanías del Estado (must see)

In the city of Puebla there are many fascinating constructions considered treasures of the unlimited source of architectural elements that form the design of the city’s façade. One of these is the ancient convent of Santa Rosa that hosts the Museo de Artesanías del Estado. One can contemplate wonderful crafts that are typical of Puebla, as well as a 16th century collection of Talavera tiles tastefully arranged on the walls and ceilings of the convent’s vaulted kitchen. The museum is open to all interested Tuesday through Sunday from 10am till 5pm.
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Museo de Arte Religioso Ex Convento Santa Monica

6) Museo de Arte Religioso Ex Convento Santa Monica (must see)

Have you ever been inside an ancient convent? Are you interested in finding out more about the life of nuns and their secluded environment? At the Museo de Arte Religioso you will have the chance to experience an extraordinary adventure into the hidden world of religious art and of those who contributed to its existence. Home to the museum is the Ex Convento Santa Monica, which will amaze you with its Baroque decorated entry, its kitchen, cells and its 17th century temple. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am till 5:00pm.
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Museo Imagina Interactivo de Puebla

7) Museo Imagina Interactivo de Puebla

Museo Imagina Interactivo de Puebla always appeals to eager visitors who manifest a great interest in getting acquainted with new things. Be ready to be part of the entertaining activities that take place in the Workshops of Whale and Butterflies, and enter the world of nature, science and technology. You are most welcome at the Imagina, from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.

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.
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
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
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
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 or 2.8 Miles