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The Museums

Following you will find a list of museums in the city. Please click to find the info of each:










Former House of Dolls
Universitary Museum

Location: 2 Norte Street Nº 4, Historical Down Town.
Tel: (52-222) 246-2899
Hours: From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday

In 1792, this building was built by Don Agustin Ovando y Caceres Ledezma y Villavicencio, by the time alderman and mayor of Puebla, to be his house, but he never lived in it and used the place for rent. In the three-storey facade of two houses together, now identified with the numbers 2 and 4 of 2 North Street, it can be stinguished human figures made of talavera pottery, against a backdrop of red clay tiles and talavera. That originates the name that distinguishes today.

This house was leased to various businesses of the era, including some stores, and it was ayarn store of "La Constancia Mexicana", the first textile factory in Mexico that belonged to Esteban de Antuñano, who died in the interior of these facilities in 1847. It was also the famous 33, trade of the nineteenth century, and later the Lux cinema in the early twentieth century, as well as hotels and neighborhoods.

The building was purchased by the University of Puebla and restored between 1984 and 1987 for being the University Museum. It is currently displayed documents up to 400 years old, belonging to the University, which was founded from the College of the Holy Spirit, by the Jesuit missionaries, and many articles and scientific apparatus that influence its development and the schools that currently compose. There are also about two thousand six hundred works including paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, etc.

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Palafoxian Library

Location: House of Culture. 5 Oriente Nº 5
Historical Down town, CP. 72000
Puebla.
Tel: (52-222) 246 69 22, 232 46 47 and 232 12 27
Open from tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours


Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, bishop of Puebla from the year 1639, founded in 1646, the library that bears his name, considered one of the most important in the world because of the cultural heritage contained in books dating from the XVI to XIX centuries, most of them brought from Europe. They are preserved in its original state despite the passage of time. In 2005 it was declared by UNESCO “Memory of the World”.

It currently contains 5345 manuscripts and 42,556 printeings



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Agustin Arrieta’s House

Location: 5 Poniente Nº 339
Historical Down town, CP. 72000
Puebla.
Tel: (222)
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 hr.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs.


Living Museum of Art “Agustin Arrieta”. Jose Agustin Arrieta is the name of a poblano painter, from the nineteenth century, whose works are exhibited at the premises of this old house, built by the conqueror Alonso Valente, one of the first founders of Puebla City, in the sixteenth century.

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House of Culture

Location: 5 Oriente Nº 5
Historical Down town.
Puebla.
Tel: (222) 246 69 22, 232 46 47 y 232 12 27
Open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 17:00 hr.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00 hr.


Located in the heart of Puebla, on one side of the Cathedral, it is located the House of Culture, which aims to promote the traditions and knowledge of the region to the citizens, as well as visitors. Founded in 1974, presents weekly arts and cultural events. Inside, you will find the Palafoxian Library, containing documents with more than 3 centuries of history.

Formerly belonged to the San Juan College, founded in 1595 to teach Philosophy and Moral issues. When Juan de Palafox came to Puebla in order to take the city bishop, unifies the college of St. Pantaleon and San Pedro to make the Tridentine Seminary.



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House of Serdán
Regional Museum of the Mexican Revolution


Location: 6 Oriente Nº 206
Historical Down Town
Puebla.
Tel: (222) 242 10 76
Cost: $10
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hr.


Today many exhibits objects and documents dating from the Mexican Revolution, as well as objects belonging to the house when it was inhabited by brothers and sister Carmen, Achilles, and Maximum Serdan, the children of Manuel and Carmen Serdan de Alatriste. The youngest daughter, Natalia, was not living with them because she had married.

The building dates from the seventeenth century. In 1960 it was acquired by the State Government to be kept and restored as a museum. Opened for the first time on November 18, 1960

In this historical place started the Mexican Revolution, when Francisco I. Madero, by his Plan of San Luis, had called on people to take up arms to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz.

However, the Serdan had been under surveillance by the police and the government was aware, and as a result, on November 18th 1910, It was sent 3 police officers to check the house, and consequently, the revolution activities went ahead two days before the plan.


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House of the Dean

Location: 16 de Septiembre Nº 505,
Historical Down Town
Puebla.
Tel: (222) 36-0256
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 to 17:30 hr.
Price of Entrance: $31.


Beautiful XVI century building in the Renaissance style, built by Don Thomas de la Plaza, which has two levels with the Shell of Arms of the prelate at the top of the entrance, which has a wooden door with iron nails. Exhibited in its interior the original paintings murals that Don Tomas made to put in different rooms as the cryptic, the ride and the triumphs.

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Home Study ''José Márquez Figueroa''

Location: Barrio del Artista, 8 Oriente Nº 414
Historical Down Town
Puebla.
Tel: (222) 242-0019 y 242-0041
Open from Sunday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 15:00 hr and from 17:00 to 20:00 hr.
Price of Entrance: $31.


Living Museum of Ancient Art and studio of the Puebla painter José Márquez Figueroa, the main promoter of the Barrio del Artista. A beautiful and colorful architecture, this property boasts galleries, a cafe and shop.

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Monumental Santo Domingo

Location: Avenida 5 de Mayo esquina 4 Poniente
Historical Down Town
Puebla.
Tel: (222) 242-3643
Open from Sunday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 12:00 hr. and from 16:00 to 18:00 hr.


The convent of Santo Domingo, the main temple, the first Chapel, the Rosary Chapel and the Third Order Chapel, The Mixtecos Chapel and the House of Friars are part of the facilities, with a large atrium at the front.

In the main facade there is a magnificent arch grille, of mannerist style, and between two Tuscan-style columns there is a large window and below it can be seen at St. Michael the Archangel with dogs on both sides.


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Imagine, The interactive museum

Location: Calzada Ejército de Oriente sin número y Cazadores de Morelia
Unidad Cívica 5 de Mayo
Puebla.
Tel: (222) 235-3419
Entrance: Children of 2 to 12 years old: $35. Adults: $40
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00 hr.
Geto more info: www.imagina.pue.gob.mx


Targeted at children, where they can interact with objects that help them to understand and discover why human beings are different from other living beings, related to science and technology, ecology, physical and spiritual, artistic creation. Fun and entertaining, promoting love to science, nature and the environment.

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Puebla’s Cathedral

Location: 16 de Septiembre entre la 3 y la 5 Oriente.
Historical Down Town.
Puebla.
Open daily from 6:30 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30 hr.


Currently based in Puebla of the archbishopric, the cathedral was commissioned to be built by Fray Julián Garcés, Bishop of Tlaxcala in 1536, 5 years later from the city founding, and completed its preliminary basis in 1539. After this, the colonial authorities decided to build a larger temple, a project entrusted to the architect Francisco Becerra in 1575. During its construction there was a problem that caused delays, for which it was terminated until 1649, by Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. It was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.

The main facade in gray quarry, from the Cerro de Guadalupe, with covers showing sculptures with images of San Pedro and San Pablo, San Jose, Santiago el Mayor, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Miguel Archangel, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Gabriel Archangel.

The interior has 14 side chapels, in the greater altar at the center, it is also called the Altar of the Kings, and this includes sculptures and paintings of the era.

The greater altar was designed by Manuel Tolsa and built in 1797, and completed until 1818. Under it are the remains of the Puebla bishops.


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Amparo Museum

Location: 2 Sur 708.
Historical Down Town
Puebla.
Tel: (222) 229-3850
Open from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 18:00 hr.


It exhibits pre-Columbian objects from Mexico, as well as works of art associated with the colonial religious and civil life from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries

For more info: www.museoamparo.com


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UPAEP Popular Art Museum

Location: 11 Poniente 1914
Colonia Santiago
Puebla, Pue.
Tel: (222) 229-9400
Open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
For more info: museo_UPAEP@yahoo.com


Displays Popular Religious Art in the City of Puebla, rescued by the Universidad Popular Autonomous of Puebla State since the founding of the museum, on February 9, 1995.

The museum consists of 5 rooms that shows religious Poblano Folk Art, with paintings and figures of the eighteenth century, a room dedicated to the worship of the Sacred Heart, with oil paintings of the nineteenth century, room devoted to the cult of Our Lady of Sorrows, which show related oil paintings of the eighteenth century, one room dedicated to the devotion of the Passion of Christ, with paintings and objects from the eighteenth century, and the hall cristeros, which displays objects related to the War of cristeros, which took place between 1926 and 1929, when religious groups fought against the authorities to maintain and enforce their beliefs.


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Religious Art Museum,
Former Santa Monica’s Convent

Location: 18 Poniente Nº 103
Historical Down Town
Puebla, Pue.
Tel: (222) 232-0178
Cost of entrance: $31.00 MN. Free entrance on sundays.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 to 18 hr.


Located in a XVII century building of two levels, which was used as the Convent of Santa Monica facilities, was inaugurated in 1938 and shows documents related to the rules and constitutions of the nuns, as well as documents related to law reform. Objects of everyday life in the convent are shown on the ground floor, where you can see the kitchen, where the famous Chiles Nogada were created to honor Agustin Iturbide when he visited Puebla, after proclaiming the independence of Mexico. Also appreciate the refectory, the hall of St. Augustine, with oil paintings that represent his life, as well as the representation of the work of the nuns, occupation and death. On the upper floor there are paintings, manuscripts and music that deal with the spiritual life.

The museum displays the collections that are made up of objects and paintings of religious Agustinas Recoletas, works of the convent of La Soledad, Capuchinas and Catalinas.


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Museum of Crafts "Santa Rosa"
or Museum of Popular Poblano Art

Location: 14 Poniente Nº 305, esquina 3 Norte
Historical Down Town
Puebla, Pue.
CP: 72000
Tel: (222) 232-0178, 246-2271
Cost: $31.00 MN. Free on Sundays
Open from Sunday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 16:30 horas


Formerly the Dominican convent of Santa Rosa de Lima, which housed the nuns of the third order. Crafts are exhibited from all the Puebla State, whose exhibition is divided into Regions: Huauchinango with Paper amate, Serdán City with Onyx, Teziutlán with plumes and embroidery, Cholula with polychrome ceramics and pyrotechnics. Puebla with pottery and Talavera. Izúcar de Matamoros with monochrome pottery and Tehuacán with basketry and Palma.

It also has an exhibition of miniature weaving, pieces of clay and glass.

In this place the nuns created the Mole Poblano, when the viceroy of New Spain visited Puebla, around the seventeenth century.


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Natural History Museum

Location: Calzada Ejército de Oriente y Cazadores
Unidad Cívica 5 de mayo
Los Fuertes,
Puebla, Pue.
CP: 72000
Tel: (222) 232-0178, 246-2271

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00 hr.


The tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplodocus, two natural sized copies printed in the lobby of the museum, are the initial sample of what visitors will see in this museum, as fossils found in the area of Valsequillo lake, wildlife animals from different parts of the world are exposed to knowledge in general.

It also has a serpentarium that exhibits live reptiles and snakes.


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Museum of recreate Physics and Planetary

Location: Calzada Ejército de Oriente sin número
Unidad Cívica 5 de mayo
Los Fuertes,
Puebla, Pue.
CP: 72000
Tel: (222) 235-3419
Cost of entrance: Students: $35, Adults $45


To recreate the universe, seated in a comfortable position that allows the image to almost 180 degrees, the Planetary of Puebla uses an Omnimax equipment of multi-picture that allows, through an area with 10,400 lenses, objects to project at the maximum magnitude, appreciated by the human eye, in a dome.

Special Films are projected on that way that the viewer feels he is part of the created environment.

Exhibition that makes a tribute to the science and research, in which celebrities like Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galiley, Isaac Newton and others have made possible the fulfillment of the dreams of man.


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Museum of Non-Intervention (Loreto and Guadalupe fortresses)

Location: Ejército de Oriente sin número
Centro Cívico 5 de Mayo
Puebla, Puebla
Teléfono: 01 (222) 235 2661
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00 hr.
Cost of entrance: $37
Free on sundays


Fort Loreto, built in the eighteenth century, was the site of defense against the French army on May 5th 1862, when the European empire tried to seize power in Mexico, and they were defeated by the army under General Ignacio Zaragoza. Opened its facilities in the museum of non-intervention in 1972, gives the explanation and displays objects related to the Battle of Puebla and the Reforma war. You can see weapons, flags, documents such as letters of the President Benito Juarez to Ignacio Zaragoza, related to the battle; oil paintings, military uniforms and personal items, ranging from independence to the restoration of the Republic.

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Museum of Poblan Miniature

Location: 6 Oriente Nº 400
Historican Down Town
Puebla, Puebla
Teléfono: 01 (222) 235 5075
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 to 18:30 hr, Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00 hr.


Art expressed in small size, represents actual events or ideas that are fantastic. On this site there are also items that will make the visitor's imagination work, thanks to its founder, Saul Navarro Escalante, who from his family learned to create thumbnails. These have been set in the Puebla of the early twentieth century, creating characters from everyday life. He has also represented historical characters and passages in the city or the countryside. Chalk, wood or acrylic are the most used materials.

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Museum of Radio Broadcasting

Grupo ACIR
Ubicación: Avenida 15 de Mayo Nº 2939
Colonia Las Hadas
Puebla, Puebla
Teléfono: 01 (222) 249-6840
Horario: Martes y Jueves de 11:00 a 13:00 horas


Radio is one of the most used media in our time, almost from its beginning, people wanted to hear someone telling stories for entertainment or news. The first equipment as tape players, microphones, telephones, tables turn, acetate discs, the cabins and their development, are exposed in these facilities, as witnessed in its history documents and photographs of the protagonists of Radio in Puebla.

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Living Museum of Cider "The Barrel"

Location: No. 904 South 3
Col. Centro,
San Pedro Cholula
Puebla
Phone: 01 (222) 247-1989 and 247-0822
Reservations for tours: 01-800-225-1000
Hours: daily 8:30 to 22:30 hours



History of the foundation and development of the company "Copa de Oro" (Gold Cup), one of the largest cider mills in Mexico, located in Puebla, which began in 1908 by Mr. Ramón Amador White, who originally produced Aguardiente and refreshments on the brand "Actiopa". Due to Puebla State are grown apples of excellent quality, comparable to the best in Europe, began the manufacture of cider as the Copa de Oro brand by the year 1936. It exhibits photographs, documents and memorable objects, witnesses of the history of this company until today.

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San José María de Yermo y Parres Museum

Location: 12 North No. 2003
Barrio El Alto,
Historical Center
Puebla
Phone: 52 (222) 242-1869
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday open hours


In Puebla State, as well as in other regions, José María de Yermo Parres devoted his life to helping the needy. In the museum it is displayed the office work, literature collection, the room where he died as he was while he lived. Adjacent is the printing shop where women he helped worked editing books and other documents.

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Museum of the Automobile

Location: Calle 3 Sur No. 1501
Colonia Centro
Puebla
Phone: 52 (222) 240-7037 and 243-4561
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00 hours
museoautopue@aol.com


Inaugurated on February 6, 1996, the museum that was founded by the architect Fernando García Limón, exhibits 300 old vehicles of different models, including the first "Pope-mobile", on which first visited the city of Puebla Pope John Paul II, and belong to the "Antique Automobile Association AC". This association was founded under the name Antique Automobile Club, AC in 1967.

Some models of note include a 1912 Model T Ford, 1939 Opel Kapitan Cabriolet, 1941 Cadillac Old Limousine, Rolls Royce Comiche, another English brand Reley and many others. The interior is very well documented as a library with magazines, books and photographs related topics, as well as a wide collection of cars.

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Museum of Cinema and Photography "Pastor ROUAIX, in the House of Culture

Location: Casa de la Cultura. 5 Oriente No. 5
Centro Histórico, CP. 72000
Puebla.
Tel: (52 222) 246 3632, 246-6566
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs


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State Museum ''Casa del Alfeñique''

Location: 4 Oriente No. 416, corner of North 6
Centro Histórico, CP. 72000
Puebla.
Tel: 52 (222) 246 3632, 232-0458
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs
General Admission: $ 15. Teachers, students, children and INAPAN members: $ 5

One of the typical candies of Puebla is called "Alfeñique", and the similarity of the facade of the museum located in a building of the eighteenth century with this candy for the delicious and fine white mortar is why it is called La Casa del "Alfeñique" . The exterior is clad with brick and tile. It was inaugurated on May 5, 1926 as a museum. The house originally belonged to the painter Francisco Morales and was built in 1790, and was used as a home until then. It has a permanent exhibition in 16 halls and art objects dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, as indigenous manuscripts, Spanish armor, maps, paintings, carriages and traditional dress, such as the China Poblana.

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Museum of Site of Cholula

8 No. 2 North
Ceremonial Center
CP 72760
San Pedro Cholula, Puebla
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 PM
Admission: $ 37
Sunday free entry

Opened in 1971, this museum exhibits a collection consisting of polychrome pottery dishes, cajeta, cups, jars and pots with large images of gods, whose manufacturin is equipped with the special pottery Cholula. It includes an explanation of the archaeological site in the area, describing its history and architecture, as well as some reproductions of murals.

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Jose Luis Bello y Gonzalez Museum

Location: 3 Poniente No. 302
Centro Histórico, CP. 72000
Puebla.
Tel: (222) 232-9475
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours
Admission: General $ 20, children, students, teachers and seniors $ 15.

Born in the city of Veracruz, José Luis Bello lived in Puebla, took part in the Industrial French intervention, and liked by the art collection. The museum displays works and antique objects that are distributed in 15 rooms including the Hall of Agustín Arrieta, a painter poblano on the ground floor, close to the Red Chamber, Chamber of Talavera, room of fittings, Room of Copper, Room of lacquers, etc., and on the first floor, the  rooms of ivory, iron, Santa Barbara, China, Crystal, Religious and more.

Founded in 1944 by Mariano Acevedo Bello, it keeps at its facilities from the nineteenth century, a collection of art and antiquities dating back to the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, consists of pieces that come from religious temples and monasteries suppressed during the War of Reform. It also contains collections of ceramics and earthenware talavera, very important pieces of European pottery and china. Collections of musical instruments and painting.

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Jose Luis Bello y Zetina Museum

Location: 5 de mayo No. 409 (To one side of the Church of Santo Domingo)
Historical Center
CP 72000
Puebla
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 hours
Admission: $ 15. Children under 12 years $ 5.
Sunday free entry

Opened on April 16, 1972 by José Luis Bello y González, in the chapel Profundis of Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, in the late eighteenth century. It exhibits an extraordinary collection of antiques, art, furniture and decoration, which has been collected for generations by the Bello family, friends and relatives. In 15 rooms there are objects dating from the XVI to XIX

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Mexican Railway
National Museum

Location: 11 South and 18 West
National Council for Culture and Arts
Puebla
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 hours
Admission: $ 15. Children under 12 years $ 5.
Sunday free entry

Created in 1988, it is dedicated to the recovery, restoration, study and dissemination of Mexican heritage railway. Located in the grounds of the old stations of the Mexican and Mexican Southern Railroad, in this room are preserved and exhibited more than 100 railway, which by their history, make this the most important collection of Mexico and Latin America. There are steam locomotives, Diesel and Electric, passenger cars, vans, and cabuses cranes.

There are also collections of objects as tools and utensils, documents such as books, pamphlets, magazines, maps, photographs, films, etc.

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Colonial Art Musum of Puebla

Location: 4 North No. 203, between 2 and 4 East
Historical Center
Puebla
Tel: (222) 246-6618
Sunday free entry

In 1545 it was founded the Old Hospital of San Pedro, in the building that now hosts the museum. The architecture is according to the age and style of the city. Its facade is composed of bricks laid in the form of little leaves. In a large interior courtyard with elegant arches, and the upper corridors connecting the rooms of the old hospital.

Medicine holds memories of the time, as well as paintings of the colonial entity poblana.

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Regional Museum of Puebla

Centro Cívico 5 de Mayo sin número
Los Fuertes, CP 72270,
Puebla, Puebla
Telephone: 52 (222) 235 4056 and 236 0256
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 PM
Admission Cost: $ 41.00
Sundays free.

This museum was inaugurated in May 1976. It exhibits works of art, archeology, history and ethnography of the state of Puebla, in four rooms in a rectangular building with a forecourt to the front. The permanent exhibition is displayed in four riders side, the historical territory of the objects of high artistic value and historical significance. Archaeological collections of the Colony, Independence, and the Revolution.

The rooms are the following collections:
The Origin of American Men: Teas of the first settlers of the continent, its first test samples of mud, remnants of the first crops in the area.

Pre-Hispanic History: Explaining the periods pre-, post-classical models in the region. It exhibits sculptures Mexicas made of basalt.

Colonial era: We exhibit objects representing indigenous art of stone carving, a replica of the first baptismal and religious objects of the sixteenth century.

Ethnography Poblana: culture, religion, kinship system and political organization are displayed in different ways.

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Puebla Sites with History
Fachada del Museo Universitario, Antigua Casa de los Muñecos. Se pueden observar figuras humanas a las cuales debe su nombre.
Entrada al Fuerte de Loreto.
Fuerte de Guadalupe
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