Due to its rich architectural and urban heritage, Puebla has been considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Mexican Republic due to the great number of cultural expressions it preserves.
The outstanding handcrafted pottery known since at least the 18th century as Talavera is made in the Puebla-Tlaxcala region and is admired as an icon of Mexico for its delicate workmanship, high quality, brightness, colorfulness, and great beauty.
On May 5, when trying to take Puebla, the French invaders were repeatedly rejected by the Mexican Army. The Mexican defense took refuge in the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe; despite the little armament they had, they managed to repel the invaders.
In the buildings of the Archaeological Zone of Cholula, one can appreciate one of the most important mural groups of the Mexico of the past.