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La Compania Church in Puebla
La Compañia Church

Puebla may be Mexico's most beautiful colonial city. It is located at an altitude of approx. 7,000 feet, and is the capital city of the State of Puebla. It's only a two hour drive from Mexico City. Many wonderful colonial buildings can be found here. The entire city has been declared a national heritage site to control development and preserve it's Spanish architecture and ambiance developed over 450 years!

The metro population is estimated at 2,500,000. It is big enough to provide all the services you would expect from a city. These services include many fine hospitals and clinics, and well trained doctors. Comprehensive and inexpensive national medical insurance to cover hospital, doctors and drugs, is available.

A typical street in Puebla Many American students attend the Universidad de las Américas in Cholula. Puebla is a uniquely Spanish-Mexican city and a wonderful destination for first-time visitors to Mexico. Many people are now retiring to Puebla. It is close enough yet far enough from Mexico City.


Driving down a typical street.

CLIMATE:

A wonderful mild year-round climate is experienced in Puebla. Temperatures vary little throughout the year and the high temperatures are near to 'room' temperature every day.

 

Summary of average monthly temperatures and precipitation.
Month:JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec
High Temp.7173777978 75 747473747371
Low Temp.444651535555 545454514744
Precipitation0.30.20.2 1.12.75.7 5.06.36.22.80.90.2
The above numbers are degrees fahrenheit and inches.

a picture of animals in the Puebla zoo LIFESTYLE: You could spend years exploring and experiencing the wonderful churches in Puebla (more than 200 of them). The architecture and art found in these buildings is breathtaking. Puebla is a very European city, and at times you could stop, look around at the buildings and people, and think you were in Spain.

There's even an African Safari Park/Zoo.

Puebla is famous for it's cuisine, and many fine restaurants can be found. You can shop until you drop at the many fine shops or large shopping centers.


 

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