Mexico - Historic Centre of Puebla

"Puebla, which was founded ex nihilo in 1531, is situated about 100 km east of Mexico City, at the foot of the Popocatepetl volcano. It has preserved its great religious structures such as the 16th–17th-century cathedral and fine buildings like the old archbishop's palace, as well as a host of houses with walls covered in tiles (azulejos). The new aesthetic concepts resulting from the fusion of European and American styles were adopted locally and are peculiar to the Baroque district of Puebla." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Aerial view of Puebla Cathedral. Thanks to David of USA.

Postcard 2
Multi-view of Puebla with buildings with walls covered in tiles (azulejas). Thanks to Marco of Austria for mailing from Mexico. It was postmarked on March 14, 2018 and arrived in Penang island on April 20, 2018.

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  1. The postal stamp features the WHS Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco