The talavera scene around Publa city is dramatic–our Publa trips usually include a talavera factory tour.
Our small group trips to Puebla vary a bit but often take in most of the following places…there is so much more to Puebla than just talavera and ruins:
The pole flyers or valodores take to the skies every Sunday at noon in Cuetzalan, Puebla.
Hand weaving with back strap looms (named this because of a strap looped around the back to maintain tension) is a key part of local culture in Puebla, Mexico.
The ancient ruins at Yohualichan near Cuetzalan date much earlier than other central Mexico archaelogical sites.
These remote faals called Las Brisas near Cueztzalan, Puebla, Mexico are one of many in the area.
The market in Tlatlauquitepec, Puebla is one of the most local and typical you will find.
The cobblestone streets of Cuezalan give it a European feel.
This carved wooden figure is from tree fern. Often found in northern Puebla, their production is a threat to the ancient tree ferns of the area.
The lovely Hotel Piedra is our favorite in Cuezalan for our Puebla trips. The 15 rooms are from an old factory.
Near Jonotla, an ancient Spanish wagon trail nakes a nice hike through the Puebla jungle.
In the jungle near Jonotla a woman carries a backsling supported by a handwoven headband.
A Tlatlauqitepec woman decides on her meat purchase in the Thursday Tlatlau market.
The tiles on the buildings across Puebla City as well as the cobblestone streets lined with balconies give the place a unique- almost Cuban- feel.
The courtyard of the Hotel Casa de la Palma in Puebla City, Mexico is where we enjoy breakfast each morning on our Puebla tours.
The immense cathedral in Puebla City.
The foods of Puebla are delicious and unique.