Three blocks from the main square of the city of Puebla sits the popular Parian, the best option for buying traditional crafts from the State of Puebla. Set up in the old San Roque square, this space has more than 100 stalls offering crafts from different regions throughout the state. It is open from Monday through Sunday, therefore, there is no excuse not to visit it.
During your stroll down its corridors you will find beautiful creations in talavera – a type of ceramic with colorful drawings – made into decorative plates, vases, glasses, tiles, trays, wall hangings, mugs and clocks. These beautiful crafts come from the capital city of Puebla, as well as from the cities of Atlixco, Cholula and Tecali de Herrera. Be sure to take one home!
You will also find textiles – regional costumes, dresses, blouses, blankets, shawls, tablecloths, bedspreads and much more –, leather goods – belts, bags, wallets, sandals –, jewelry –necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets --, pottery –pans, pots, jars, cups and vases –, wooden items (toys, guitars, decorative masks, bark paper from Pahuatlan and other souvenirs to take home.
Also worthy of mention are the stalls selling typical sweets. You cannot leave “the city of angels” without taking with you a bag full of sweet potato sweets, walnut, pine nut or seed jamoncillos, peanut or almond marzipan, limes stuffed with coconut, borrachitos… If you want to give them as a gift, a great choice is to buy them in a basket.
Where: 6 Norte 205, historic center of Puebla, Puebla