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Puebla, a well-preserved colonial town that is the capital of the state of the same name, is a dazzling city and a destination in its own right. You can cover the city in a day trip, but you really should try to stay overnight. You could be drawn onward by nearby Cholula, with its dozens of churches, or Tlaxcala, with a pair of shady plazas perfect for spending a lazy afternoon in. Farther north in Puebla State you'll find the mountain town of Cuetzalan, with its wonderful Sunday market. If you've opted to head this way instead of hitting Teotihuacán, you can get a ruins fix at Cacaxtla.

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  • Top Reasons to Go

    Day-tripping to ancient cities: Spend the day scrambling over ruins and pyramids and be back in Mexico City for dinner.... Read more

  • Misty Mountaintops

    Leaving Mexico City on Route 150D (known as the Carretera a Puebla or the Puebla Highway), you'll see Mexico's second- and third-highest... Read more

  • A Well-Rounded Hacienda

    La Hacienda de Panoaya, also known as Parque de los Venados Acariciables (pettable deer), has plenty of animals for curious kids,... Read more

  • Traditional Medicine Makes a Comeback

    Herbal medicine remains an integral part of Mexican life, and still predominates in remote areas where modern medicines are hard to... Read more

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