Puebla – Talaver City, Toaf and Wide Streets
Several times in two and a half months old travel in Mexico met people in different cities that they said that they would come from Puebla and what is very, very beautiful. Up to the trip itself defeated curiosity, what kind of city is such that mexicans praise?
For about an hour of the day, we arrived from Mexico City to the bus station Puebla Capu, from him to the booked hotel was quite close, just a couple of kilometers, we decided to walk on foot, at the same time, look at the city. What we saw a little contracted with our expectations: unusual wide streets, broken roads, desolation, garbage, alone auto repair shops, justification was only that the hotel was kilometers three from the center.
The next day they went to look for the promised beauty.
Downtaun also went on foot, selecting the starting point for sightseeing from the center of Forts. Went to them accounted for poor areas. Which surprised most, so it is almost a complete absence of people, from deserted broad streets somehow even became. Such a situation has been preserved to the park itself, in which the fosts are located, not much changed in the park itself. Such pictures you see in screensavers to horror movies – emptiness, silence, buildings seem to be not abandoned, but not a single person comes into them. Well at least met a couple of excursions of schoolchildren who revived landscape.
Ourselves Forts Loreto (Fort Loreto) and Guadeloupe (FUERTE DE GUADALUPE) do not represent anything entertaining: fortified walls, yes gun. In the second, however, there is a museum, but we missed it, not to consider the accumulation of the price of tickets and the interest of the exposition.
The park turned out to be more interesting if only because we have not yet met anywhere in Mexico. Andrews said it would be more appropriate somewhere in the States, but not in this soft and bright country.
Almost the only proof that the park was inhabit the fountain, in the waters of which guys and girls came together.
From the park headed straight to the center. For a long time I did not leave the feeling that we are in a big desert village.
Closer to the heart of the city he began to wake up, as if life was breath. Finally there was a movement, the cars were keen, people were drowned. Markets, churches and other benefits of civilization appeared sharply.
Almost every city has some kind of its own feature. Puebla’s business card is Talavera – Special type of painted ceramics, the production of which was discovered at the beginning of the nineteenth century. There are several factories in the city who have been manufactured by Talavera for many years. It is not surprising that the streets of the city are filled with souvenir shops with multicolored ceramics of good and not very quality, I think fakes more than enough. If you buy something, then in the store with a factory. By the way, one of them, Talavera Armando, We just got along the way.
This peebla feature has had a significant impact on the appearance of the city, very many buildings are decorated with tiles, which fits perfectly into city landscapes. This is exactly what Pueble has a special kind, hanging her soul and face. Tile viewing has perhaps my favorite activity in this city.
It seemed to me that about a third of the houses in the center of Puebla look like Casa de AfeeñIque. Inside this building, by the way, is there a museum or something like that, but we absolutely did not have the desire to walk in a row to the museums, so we just admired from.
And here Market El Parian (Mercado El Parian) paid more attention. Here are full of souvenirs, clothes (all sorts of sundresses, poncho and t.D.) And sweets. We usually do not need anything, but we love the little things. In this market, a lot of Zabs saw among souvenirs. What do you think, why these slippery green creatures chose for gifts inhabitants of Puebla? Frequently will surely tell!
Of course, the inhabitants of Puebla are also religious, as in any other city, so there is no lack of churches. One of the most and elegant – Church of the company (Iglesia de La CompañIa). The doors of churches, temples and cathedrals are always open for everyone (the exception is that Sunday services, on which tourists are not allowed), the absence of a scarf or the presence of a short skirt / shorts for Catholics is not a problem.
Some museums were not so hospitable. What was the case, we still did not understand, most likely in repair work. For example, in Museum Amparo (Museo amparo) did not find any open hall with exposures. In the courtyard went without obstacles, the guard did not even pay attention to us, looked like, looked, and they went away with anything.
Looking in advance I will say that the same thing was with House of Culture (Casa de la Cultura). But it seems to have found local Don Quixote and Sancho here.
Rule «look everywhere» In Puebla, it also works reluctantly, like everywhere. For example, on one of the central streets for an inconspicuous fence, such a courtyard appeared on our curious eyes.
Museum of Revolution (Museo de la Revolución) left without attention, as already said, not the museum was the mood, and did not take us on them, even those in which they looked, did not work.
The central streets of Puebla are very pretty, that’s just unusually wide and restrained in colors. It seems, the place here clearly did not save.
It is good that even though people are not kept, especially youth: emotions, emotions))
The layout of the city is clear and understandable: everything is in parallel and perpendicular, it is difficult to get lost, these are not guanauato labyrinths. Somewhere among these parallels hired a street called Candy or sweets (Calle de Los Dulces): candies, chocolates, sweet syrups, local special sweets – all here.
So got to the epicenter – Central Square (Zocalo), in my opinion, is available in every city. Fountain, church, souvenir and ice cream sellers – All as it should be.
In Pueble, they love these fountains, when water just hits the key without any fences and decorations.
Near Zocalo it is impossible not to notice the majestic and just a huge Cathedral (Santa Iglesia BasíLica Catedral de Puebla).
Further just go to the aimlessly wander around the streets.
Somehow already mentioned that in Mexico it was not customary to use billboards and signs, all inscriptions are made directly on the walls, drawing their paint. In Pueble, many signs (promotional, with the names of streets and buildings) are lined with tiles, already on top of which was a brush.
Remember, I promised to tell about the toad? So, just on the spot where the previous photo was made, once proceeded the full-water river. Over time, it dried, and the ducky residents remained and did not wish to leave the spaces. Mexicans of the toad are not that they do not kill, but they even love, because they allegedly bring good luck. That’s where green souvenirs come from.
So, you will be in Puebla, walk on Square Zab (Plazuela de Los Sapos) and you will smile good luck. In addition, on the weekend, the area turns into a flea market, and the old people are always planted for something interesting.
Closer to the sunset went to the side of the house, acquaintance with the city has passed successfully, although it brought less impressions and emotions than expected. This once again confirms that it is not necessary to invent images in my head in advance.
On the way it was possible to catch a few more advanced frames.
So, one day was enough to spend on the main attractions of Puebla. But we had a couple of pleasure days in stock
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In Pueble, such wide streets because it was not built on the site of the Indian city, as happened to the majority of Mexican cities, but on the wasteland. Through the city went shopping caravans from both oceans in Mexico City. The city, in addition to the dishes, is also famous for confirmation dresses. According to the legend, the fashion on these dresses of the color of the color, introduced the so-called "Chinese princess". Was this girl in China no one knows, but the approximate essence of the legend is such that she was taken as a gift to Governor Mexico. But I really liked it to one of the local oligarchs, who paid money for her for those times, and brought to my house, as personal servants for his wife. The governor found another Asian, and this girl was so closer in the house of his owners, that those being childless, having fascinated her, and after death he left her all their capital.
All this long prelude to the fact that the Chinese woman was very rich and loved to dress very bright. Mexican tales, as you know, too, to all brightly not indifferent, because fashion on the dresses of the color of the break-eye quickly passed on in Puebla and these dresses were made by one of the city’s business cards. 🙂
Well, and a small advice to your readers who will go to Puebla, (unfortunately, I found your blog only one year after the trip), suddenly come out. The dishes are better to take in street shops, and not on the market, with the tooth-browning sun on a blocking. On the market is more and more expensive, but no better choice. With a museum, judging at the specified prices, the same situation.
And I also recommend that it is there to try the sauce of the mole and dish in the colors of the Mexican flag of Chile Yan Nogada. Both were invented in Pueble. 🙂
Here they are the advantages of walking with a guide – all local bikes can be found in detail)) we only had to guess, because it was too lazy to look for something on the Internet, and there was no one to tell)) Thanks for the interesting story!