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Puebla: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour with Tasting

1. Puebla: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour with Tasting

Along with your guide, see 7 of the most popular sites in the beautiful and dynamic city of Puebla. Meet your guide at the middle of the city’s main square. First, you'll go to the Palafoxiana Library, which houses a great Bishop’s donation of 5,000 books to the city. This wood-paneled library, built in the 18th century, is a truly beautiful place to explore. Then, head to the Puebla Cathedral, an ornate Roman Catholic church in the city’s center. Next, see Zocalo, the city’s main square, and a miniature model of the city. At the Rosary Chapel, admire the splendor of this golden 17th century chapel, often called the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Built in the Spanish Baroque style, this gilded chapel shines with the light coming in through its gorgeous windows. You won’t want to forget your camera.   Next up, visit the “sweet street”, where you can taste typical candies and liqueurs of the region before heading to the Artist Quarter. Wander through quaint cobblestone roads and admire the market stalls highlighting the talent of the city. Continue on to the traditional market “El Parián”, which is full of traditional handicrafts and one of the most popular attractions of the city. Finally, visit the “alley of the frogs” (Plazuela de los Sapos), a popular antique shopping street that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Puebla: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour with Visit to Cholula

2. Puebla: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour with Visit to Cholula

Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Puebla and Cholula on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head straight to the Regional Museum and Archeological Zone of Cholula, which is considered the oldest city in America. Enjoy a guided tour of the region, ending on top of the pyramid where the symbolic Remedio's Church is located. Afterward, head back to the historical center of Puebla for a guided tour. First, pay a visit to the Palafoxiana Library, the first of its kind in all the Americas. Later, stroll past the Cathedral, the Zocalo, and the gold-plated rosary chapel. In the "Street of Candies", enjoy a tasting of local sweets and liquors.  Later, visit the artist plaza and an artisan craft market, as well as a visit to the Alley of Frogs, where you will find an antique flea market. Finally, visit the famous Cinco de Mayo forts which surround the city before getting dropped off back at your accommodation.

Puebla: Half-Day Private City Tour with Transportation

3. Puebla: Half-Day Private City Tour with Transportation

After pickup from the lobby of your hotel, head straight to the historical center of the city. Your first stop is Palafoxiana Library, the first public library in the Americas, the ornate building that houses more than 45,000 books and manuscripts dating back to 1493. Afterwards, you’ll continue through the historical center, viewing cathedrals, the Rosary’s Chapel, and the Zocalo.  Continuing onwards, you’ll enjoy a tasting of locally produced liquors and candies, before heading to the bohemian artist’s neighborhood. Afterwards, amble through the El Parián marketplace, viewing traditional handicrafts produced by local artisans, and the Alley of the Frogs, a bustling avenue filled with vendors and technicolor buildings. The tour continues with a visit to the secret tunnels of Xanenetla, built by the Mexican army in the 19th century, and only recently unearthed. Your tour concludes with a visit to panoramic viewpoint at the Fortress of May 5th, after which you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, or any other point in Puebla.

Puebla: VIP Mexican Wrestling Experience

4. Puebla: VIP Mexican Wrestling Experience

Enjoy a night out in Puebla exploring the popular El Parían market and tasting typical street food before learning the ins and outs of Mexican wrestling and rooting for your fighter from VIP seats.  The night starts with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla. Travel in an air-conditioned van to El Parían, a typical market selling handicrafts, local snacks, and candy. Taste some Mexican street food and learn the story behind it. Stroll around the market admiring the different talavera (clay pottery) and trying Mexican candies.   Continue walking through historical and colonial streets and visit a local bar to try pulque, a pre-Hispanic fermented drink which is the topic of many local legends. Try traditional pulque or a curado (flavored with fruit or honey). Next, it's time for the show to begin; follow your guide around the arena to learn about the history of Mexican wrestling and then make your way to your VIP seats. Put on your wrestling mask and read a short description of the wrestler. Learn the words and phrases to scream and scream them as you take in the energy of the match below. After the 2-hour match, hotel drop-off will be provided.

Mexico City: Private Tour of Puebla and Cholula

5. Mexico City: Private Tour of Puebla and Cholula

Start your morning with hotel pickup from Mexico City before beginning your full-day tour. Arrive at the Archaeological Zone of Cholula and enjoy a guided tour around the area which is considered the oldest city in America. Climb to the top of the pyramid where the symbolic Church of Remedios is located. Visit the Church of Santa María Tonantzintla where you can marvel at the intricate details of this indigenous baroque Franciscan temple. Your tour continues in the historic center of Puebla. First, you will visit the Palafoxiana Library, the first of its kind in all of the Americas. Later, explore the Cathedral, the Zócalo, and the gold-plated Chapel of the Rosario. Finally discover the smallest volcano in the world, the ‘Cuexcomate’. Finish your tour with a visit to the artists' square and handicraft market before visiting the famous Cinco de Mayo forts that surround the city.

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What people are saying about Parian Market

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5.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Very well planned. Extensive knowledge of the guides. Interesting everything. Very good attitude from everyone.

Excellent experience. Friendly service with great people who make the ride very enjoyable. Thanks!

They give you interesting information and discover places that are worthwhile. Know.

Good information, enough time and personalized accompaniment.