When the Spaniards came upon this region of Mexico, it was known as Cuetlaxcohuapan, which means "land where serpents shed their skins," a sacred area according to pre-Hispanic mythology. By royal decree, it was named the City of the Angels (Ciudad de los Ángeles).
Situated in the center of Mexico, Puebla is a strategic communications and commercial hub, offering its visitors the advantages of a modern city—entrepreneurial, competitive and committed to the development of the country—in addition to having the one-of-a-kind cultural and historical attractions that only a city with more than four centuries of history could offer.
It was named a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1988 for the historical importance of its downtown area; the originality of its esthetic manifestations, outstanding among which is its architecture; and because of the characteristics of its founding as a social experiment rooted in the Renaissance humanism of the small Mexican city.
The Hermanos Serdán International Airport is located at Kilometer 91.5 of the Mexico-Puebla-Huejotzingo Federal Highway, just 120 km from Mexico City.
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