Enjoy 40% off room rates at Cartesiano in Puebla, Mexico until March 31, 2018.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Puebla is one of Mexico’s oldest colonial cities and features 365 churches, famous antiques markets and Talavera pottery, and nearby Cholula pyramid, Tepoztlan or Taxco. See below for “10 Things you Need to Know About Puebla.”
Choose from any room category of the 78 guest rooms and suites, housed in two historic and modern buildings, including a XVI century colonial house. Within the hotel, two fine dining restaurants focused on rich regional flavors, a rooftop pool, a library and the serene Spa at Cartesiano.
The 40% is valid through March 31, 2017, no minimum night stay, refundable up to 24 hours prior to arrival. If cancelled within 24 hours there is a 1 night penalty. It is applicable on all rooms, and its just room only.
Ten Things You Need to Know about Puebla
1. First Settlement
Puebla was founded on April 16th 1531 as the first ‘perfect’ city in the Americas; that is, a city built to accommodate only Spaniards.
2. Documentary Heritage of The City
Unlike other cities, the Archive of the City of Puebla preserves unique documents such as the original Royal Charter that establishes its foundation and its Royal Provision, showcasing the famous coast of arms of the city. Because of their importance, the aforementioned documents and many others belonging to the Archive have been inserted in the UNESCO-Mexico Memory of the World Register.
3. A Historic Centre to Admire
The Historic Centre of Puebla (‘World Heritage’ by UNESCO since December 11th 1987), contains 2619 monuments distributed across 391 blocks allocated over 6.9 square kilometers; making Puebla the city with the largest number of monuments in the Americas.
4. Mexican History And Puebla
Many relevant historical events have occurred in the city of Puebla; for example, the famous “Battle of 5 de Mayo” commemorated even outside of Mexico. This battle tool place in 1862 and in it the Mexican army defeated the French army (then considered the strongest of all). Furthermore, the city is the birthplace of the Mexican Revolution; on November 18th 1910 the Serdán siblings were attacked at their house by the Mexican government due to their subversive ideas and activities. The revolution movement spread across the country in the days after this attack.
5. The Only Place Where You Can Find Such Thing
The Puebla Talavera is one of the few Mexican products with protected designation of origin. Talavera is a type of ceramic that has been produced without interruption for more than four centuries, making it one of the most important Folk Art expressions of Mexico.
6. A Mouthful of Joy
The Pueblan Gastronomy is one of the most diverse and exquisite in Mexico and the world. Puebla has provided Mexico with its most traditional dish: Mole Poblano (chilli chocolate sauce). Also, one can find their: Chiles en Nogada (spicy peppers filled with mince and covered in batter and nut sauce), Chalupas (small fried tortilla snacks) and Cemitas (giant baps).
7. Memory Of The World In Puebla
The Palafoxian Library is considered the oldest library in the Americas with an intact collection and where the building and all the shelves and furniture are original. These characteristics lead UNESCO to add the Library to its Memory of the World Registry in June 2005.
8. A Treasure Protecting More Treasures
The Cathedral of Puebla is considers one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world, in addition to having the tallest towers in the continent. Furthermore, The Cathedral safeguards an important art collection (paintings, sculptures, music compositions and documents).
9. A Paradise in Puebla
African Safari is the most important zoo-safari in Latin America. Wild animals roam free and make an unforgettable experience for visitors encouraging them to love and respect our planet.
10. The Eighth Wonder of The World
The Chapel of the Rosary is the greatest baroque jewel of the seventeenth century in Puebla and Mexico. Since the day it opened its doors on April 16th 1690. The Chapel has been seen as one of a kind due to its symbolism and the quality of its decorations which are largely covered with gold foil.