Puebla, I will be taught over the following few days, is like the Boston to Mexico City’s New York — with an equally vibrant, but less intimidating city heart. Its 2,500 preserved Colonial-period buildings and its many Baroque church buildings, gloriously lit by spotlights every night, give town a smaller, safer really feel than Mexico City. Puebla encompasses about 80 square miles, with so many museums and gourmet eating places we aren’t positive which method to run precisely.
We hit the Biblioteca Palafoxiana (palafoxiana.com/biblioteca), the oldest library in Latin America, which has a set of forty five,000 books and manuscripts relationship back to the fifteenth century. The library is a virtually one hundred fifty-foot vaulted hall lined with three levels of ornate circumstances full of outsized books. A properly-worn ceramic floor is studded by a grid of gorgeous blue and white Talavera tiles, while a golden altar devoted … Read More