Framed against a backdrop of the active Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico’s fourth largest city, Puebla, is a treasure trove of colonial architecture, culinary heritage, and cultural traditions just waiting to be explored.
In the nearby rural village of San Jerónimo Tecuanipan, Casita de Barro was established by Manuel Palma Barbosa and Ina Vanooteghem to explore simple, sustainable living and share traditional farming methods with the local community. Visitors are welcome to learn about the principles of agroecology and sustainable construction methods, or purchase natural products from their on-site farm.
Talavera Poblana is a style of tin-enameled earthenware often seen on the dining tables of Puebla in the form of plates and bowls, as well as in the decorative tiles that characterise the city’s unique colonial architecture. Established in 1824, manufacturing company Uriarte Talavera offers guided tours and workshops for a truly immersive experience into this crucial part of the city’s identity and heritage.