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The Mole Route

Oaxaca, Puebla, Cholula, Tehuacán

Oaxaca is a magical and beautiful destination full of traditions and exuberant natural landscapes, due to that it has become a trendy destination in Mexico. Its cultural and gastronomic wealth will amaze you. As you walk through its streets you can admire the architecture of its churches and historical buildings of high cultural value such as the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán (Santo Domingo de Guzmán Temple). You can't say you've visited Oaxaca if you don't try their world-famous mezcal, a tlayuda, tasajo, tamales, or a plate of delicious mole. Oaxaca has one of the most recognized folkloric festivals in the country, the Guelaguetza, which represents the traditions and culture of its people. It has admirable places to visit such as the archaeological site of Monte Albán or the natural site of Hierve el Agua. Before you go, take a handcraft made of black clay or a colorful alebrije as a souvenir.

Follow your route to Tehuacán in the state of Puebla, on the way you will enjoy desert landscapes full of cacti, a gift from the Biósfera de Tehuacán Cuicatlán (Tehuacán Cuicatlán Biosphere), home of the bird sanctuary that houses the most important population of green macaws in the world. Enjoy the beautiful Historic Center of Tehuacán, discover its Cathedral and parks. Visit the Museo de la Evolución (Museum of Evolution) and don't leave without visiting its archaeological site and Museo de Sitio (Site Museum).

Once in the metropolitan area of ​​Puebla-Tlaxcala you will find Cholula, a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) that is considered the oldest living city in America and it is guarded by the Popocatépetl volcano. Discover the great pyramid of Cholula with its archaeological site, museum and sanctuary at the top of the hill. In San Andrés Cholula, you will find restaurants, bars and clubs. Right there you can visit Container City, an original place that has bars installed in recycled shipping containers and food trucks that have regional and international food.

Puebla de Zaragoza is a colonial and modern destination, its churches of baroque architecture and colonial buildings will leave you amazed. As you walk through its historic downtown you will find its legendary Cathedral, we also recommend visiting the Biblioteca Palafoxiana (Palafoxiana Library). Enjoy the dishes that make Puebla famous for its delicious cuisine, try cemitas, chiles en nogada and different types of moles. In its traditional streets you will discover places such as the Callejón de los Sapos (Toad Alley), the Mercado de Artesanías (Craft Market), the Barrio de los Artistas (Artists' Quarter) or the famous street of sweets.

We also suggest you visit the Parque 5 de Mayo (May 5th Park), the planetarium or simply take a ride on the cable car where you will enjoy wonderful views of the city. Finally, do not miss the opportunity to hop on the huge ferris wheel.
Oaxaca is a magical and beautiful destination full of traditions and exuberant natural landscapes, due to that it has become a trendy destination in Mexico. Its cultural and gastronomic wealth will amaze you. As you walk through its streets you can admire the architecture of its churches and historical buildings of high cultural value such as the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán (Santo Domingo de Guzmán Temple). You can't say you've visited Oaxaca if you don't try their world-famous mezcal, a tlayuda, tasajo, tamales, or a plate of delicious mole. Oaxaca has one of the most recognized folkloric festivals in the country, the Guelaguetza, which represents the traditions and culture of its people. It has admirable places to visit such as the archaeological site of Monte Albán or the natural site of Hierve el Agua. Before you go, take a handcraft made of black clay or a colorful alebrije as a souvenir.

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Follow your route to Tehuacán in the state of Puebla, on the way you will enjoy desert landscapes full of cacti, a gift from the Biósfera de Tehuacán Cuicatlán (Tehuacán Cuicatlán Biosphere), home of the bird sanctuary that houses the most important population of green macaws in the world. Enjoy the beautiful Historic Center of Tehuacán, discover its Cathedral and parks. Visit the Museo de la Evolución (Museum of Evolution) and don't leave without visiting its archaeological site and Museo de Sitio (Site Museum).

Once in the metropolitan area of ​​Puebla-Tlaxcala you will find Cholula, a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) that is considered the oldest living city in America and it is guarded by the Popocatépetl volcano. Discover the great pyramid of Cholula with its archaeological site, museum and sanctuary at the top of the hill. In San Andrés Cholula, you will find restaurants, bars and clubs. Right there you can visit Container City, an original place that has bars installed in recycled shipping containers and food trucks that have regional and international food.

Puebla de Zaragoza is a colonial and modern destination, its churches of baroque architecture and colonial buildings will leave you amazed. As you walk through its historic downtown you will find its legendary Cathedral, we also recommend visiting the Biblioteca Palafoxiana (Palafoxiana Library). Enjoy the dishes that make Puebla famous for its delicious cuisine, try cemitas, chiles en nogada and different types of moles. In its traditional streets you will discover places such as the Callejón de los Sapos (Toad Alley), the Mercado de Artesanías (Craft Market), the Barrio de los Artistas (Artists' Quarter) or the famous street of sweets.

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