9 Magical Towns of Puebla

Magical Towns (Pueblos Mágicos) is an initiative led by Mexico's Ministery of Tourism (SECTUR) to promote a series of towns around the country that offer visitors a "magical" experience by reason of their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance. A Magical Town is a place with symbolism, legends, history, important events, day-to-day life – in other words, "magical" in its social and cultural manifestations.

List of Magical Towns

Historic town of Flowers

Atlixco

The best climate in the world with unique landscapes and colorful view of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes. The Huey Atlixcayotl folk dance festival is the largest in the region and is celebrated on the last Sunday of September, Exconvent of El Carmen and buying flowers in the area of Cabrera nurseries invite walkers to walk. Tour time 3 or 4 hours: food market, City Hall, La Asuncion Church, exconvent of El Carmen and flower nursery area.

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Town of Christmas Balls and Woodencrats

Chignahuapan

Chignahuapan is the location of many touristic places very well known all over the state such as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception which has the biggest wooden figure of Our Lady Mary in Latin America, Also is known for its hot springs with healing and therapeutic properties. The main industry of Chignahuapan is manufacturing Christmas balls: Tour time including Zacatlan is 6 hours. Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Chritsmas Balls Factory, Zocalo park and kiosk, Capulina memorial monument and city hall.

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Oldest inhabited city in The Americas

Cholula

Cholula was the sacred city of Mexico when the Spanish arrived in 1519. In town, there were many temples and pyramids to honor many pre-Hispanic gods and we can still admire the Great Pyramid of Cholula which square base is the world's largest. Tour Time 3 to 4 hours. Pyramid of Cholula, Site Museum, Our Lady of Remedies Church, Santa Maria Tonanzintla & San Francisco Acatepec.

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Nature tourism and adventure

Huauchinango

Surrounded by high mountains, crossed by rivers that descend into deep ravines forming waterfalls, Huauchinango is an ideal place for nature tourism and the ultimate adventure.

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Artists of Amate Paper

Pahuatlán

The area has great architectural and craft wealth, its inhabitants continue developing the country's oldest paper, Amate paper (bark paper). People from this region have managed to keep intact lifestyles as well as the Nahuatl and Otomi traditions. The most important festival takes place in honor of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Tour Time 8 hours.

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Nature adventure and Gastromomy

Tlatlauquitepec

Considered the garden saw. There is a XVI-century Franciscan convent and the church of Our Lady of the Assumption. El Cerro Cabezón Hill dominates the landscape from anywhere in the village, Sanctuary of Huaxtla, and admiring the skill of silversmiths living among oaks and fir trees.

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Huasteco town in Puebla

Xicotepec

Natural views in a mountain chain that smells like coffee. There is visit to a ceremonial rock named Xochipila and to museum of Carranza.

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Jewel of Sierra Norte

Zacatlán

Zacatlan is a city located in the Sierra Norte region of Puebla . The area is known for its production of apples, other fruit, cider and fruit wines, which are promoted through the annual “Fair of Apple” and “ Fair of Cider”. It is also home to the Relojes Centenario company, the first clock factory in Latin America and the builder of the city’s double sided flower clock in the main square. The historic center of Zacatlán is filled with traditional houses with red tile roofs. Outside of the city proper, there is a significant indigenous population, the Piedras Encimadas Valley with its rock formations and various waterfalls and ravines. Tour time including visit to Chignahuapan 6 hours. Watch factory, Cidar factory, City Hall, Parish church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

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First Town of All

Cuetzalan

Cuetzalan is a small native town set high in the hills in the north of the Mexican state of Puebla. The town itself is characterized by sloping cobbled streets and numerous rustic buildings. Landscape where town is located is famous for its beauty and vegetation.

The town center is composed largely of handicraft markets as well as numerous stalls selling every-day necessities. Area is famous for its cave system and waterfalls. Native groups are present in the area such as Nahua, Totonaco and Otomi.