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Portico in Puebla

I think every city in Mexico has at least one portico. Perhaps the law requires it...
Mexico 2018 part II - Puebla

December 25th 2018
A tunnel through the largest pyramid in the world, a tunnel right into the earth and a recently rediscovered tunnel Just over two hour by bus from Mexico City is the city Puebla. We decided to take a day and go there and visit some places that sounded interesting. When I look at the photos it seems like all we saw was a lot of tunnels. We did see more but the highlights of this da ... read more
North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City

Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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8th March 2019

Beautiful architecture
I love this remnant of Spanish design in most Mexican cities we visited...a square at the heart of the city surrounded by buildings of power – the church and the government. We always found ourselves gravitating towards it. Were the tunnels of Aztec vintage? Cholula is another highlight we missed out on our brief visit to Puebla. You're making our return visit wish list longer with each blog! :)
8th March 2019

Tunnels in Cholula
When you write "tunnels of Aztec vintage" you refer to the 500 year old tunnels in central Puebla, right? Not the tunnels through Cholula? The Puebla tunnels are probably of later date than what you would think of when you refer to the Aztecs. They were probably built/dug in the early days of the colonial city Puebla. Therefore it is better to say they were built by the Spanish than by the Aztecs. Though, the workforce was probably locals so perhaps it is better to say that it was built by Mexicans? /Ake

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