Tour Puebla's beautiful historic centre, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover its monumental heritage with this free tour. And it's free!
Free Tour of Puebla
Our guided tour begins in the Puebla Town Square, next to the fountain found in the centre. From here we'll explore the links between Mexico and Europe, admiring the majestic facade of the Puebla cathedral: its architectural style is clearly Herrerian - a style borrowed from 16th century Spain placing geometric and mathematical rigour above ostentatious decoration.
The Spanish legacy can also be seen in the Palafoxiana Library. Here we'll take in its main entrance to learn of the history of this extraordinary archive, one of the first to be built on the American continent. And at the end of the free tour you can wander around this temple of literature at your own pace. During the tour we'll also point out various points of interest which you would do well to investigate at the end of the tour, such as the Regional Museum of the Mexican Revolution.
Our tour then continues next to another of the most notable buildings in the old town: the Church of San Francisco, the first convent to be built in the city. Our route then continues, visting the popular artisanal market of El Parián and the famous 'Alley of the Frogs'. Your tour guide will, of course, explain the origin of the unusual name!
Then to end the tour, we'll head to the grounds of the Santo Domingo Church and the Chapel of the Rosary, considered two of the 'colonial jewels' in Puebla's historic centre - something clear even on first sight!
It's not possible to take this free tour if you're a group of more than 6 people.
Children should be accompanied by an adult. The maximum number of children per adult is three.
This tour does not take in the inside of any of the monuments mentioned, rather the tour visits the outside
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide, specialist in the history of Puebla
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Puebla).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Puebla Town Hall Square (next to the Central Fountain)
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.