How to Get

Framed by the snow-capped volcano Popocatepet and his eternal companions Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche, the city of Puebla was established in 1531 by the Spanish Viceroyalty as Puebla de los Angeles (City of Angels). One of the first cities in The Americas, it occupied a strategic location between Mexico City and the Port of Veracruz.

Today, the vibrant metropolis allows one to travel back in time. Puebla’s historic city center (Centro Histórico)—a 100-block showcase of colonial Mexico—was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. A stroll through the storied streets is replete with attractions including finely preserved colonial architecture, one of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedrals, a bevy of churches, the oldest theater in Latin America and the must-see Zocalo, the city’s main public square. Throughout Puebla, buildings feature European design influences, architectural reminders of the town’s past and notable ornamentation, including the city’s famed Talavera ceramic tile. The city is also a food lover’s dream. Offering remarkable depth, Puebla’s cuisine is one of the most renowned in the country. Typical dishes, such as Chiles en Nogada and Mole Poblano, offer an eclectic mix of indigenous fare with French, Spanish and Arabic influences.

Azul Talavera Hotel is ideally situated within the historic city center near the colorful Templo de San Francisco, the first religious building erected in Puebla. Just steps from the main public square, the hotel provides exceptional access to the city’s cultural attractions, dining establishments and local entertainment.

Transportation Recommendation

Nearest Airports

Hermanos Serdan International Airport (25 km, approximately 40 minutes by car)
Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport (123 km, approximately 2.5 hours by car)

Flying times: Dallas, 3.1 hours; Houston, 2.1 hours; Panama, 3.3 hours; Monterrey, 1.25 hours; Guadalajara, 1.3 hours, Cancun, 2.1 hours

Airport Transfers

Azul Talavera Hotel provides private airport transfers by luxury sedan. Service can be arranged through the concierge.

Car Service

Private Car: Private transportation can be arranged through the concierge.


Most taxis in the city are not metered. Before hiring a taxi, it is advisable to ask how much the fare will be. For a safe and comfortable option, the concierge can call for a Radio Taxi.

With the Uber mobile app, smartphones users can hire Uber drivers who use their own cars. After submitting a trip request, the driver’s picture, vehicle details and tracking information will be delivered via the app.