Puebla is the ideal starting point for a journey into Mexico: a rich colonial heritage, art, shopping and entertainment lie just steps away. This historic town first arrived on luxury scene earlier this year with the opening of Rosewood Puebla; now it’s becoming a full-fledged destination of choice with the arrival of its second five-star hotel, the newly opened Cartesiano.
From Cartesiano’s rooftop you can admire the Colonial city’s boroughs. Beautiful church domes surround our 16th and 17th Century houses.
Three volcanoes guard this World Heritage City and culinary axis in Mexico, whose gastronomy is also World Heritage. Cartesiano lies at the core of Puebla, steps away from the city center, the famous antiques market at Callejón de los Sapos, Convention Center and Amparo Museum.
Cartesiano is set in a modern 40 guest room building and two beautiful colonial mansions that have been restored with their rich legacy in mind. In all, there are 78 guest rooms. The rooms in Los Arcos, a beautiful 16th Century colonial mansion, overlook an intimate patio. To enter La Casa De Los Dos Patios’ 31 guest rooms, it is necessary to pass next to the Library, a unique space for reflection and connivance. This house was once a tile factory and has been lovingly restored.
This contemporary Modern building overlooks Cartesiano’s inner courtyard, a patio inspired in medieval Arab courtyards in Spain and the beautiful convents where nuns in Puebla developed a unique gastronomy.
Cartesiano’s feature restaurant, Centena Cuatro, is the perfect place to meet and dine in downtown Puebla, enjoying a magnificent view. Regional Contemporary Mexican Cuisine invites guests to take a gourmet journey through many of Mexico’s culinary treasures.
The city is surrounded by natural beauty and adventure opportunities. The state of Puebla has 9 towns listed as Magical, sites with natural, historical or cultural wealth worth visiting. Minutes from the city is Cholula, with the world’s largest pyramid and 365 churches; and Atlixco, which boasts the best climate in the world. For adventurers, there are volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, where you can practice hiking and mountain climbing.