Thursday, August 9, 2012

Puebla: Forts

Puebla is the site of the battle of Cinco de Mayo (which we all know for the great holiday it has turned into). Since we were there, we thought we should take advantage of seeing the actual forts where the battle took place. The hill the forts were on has turned into a multi-purpose area with a convention center, cultural center, and museums. We eventually found the real fort though, although we aren't sure how much of this (if any) is original.

Entrance to the fort.
Great hilltop view.

Inside the fort was a museum about its origins (a religious shrine) and about the battles that took place there. My favorite part was the map below and a section about how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States.
We took all of this from Mexico!
Ceiling Mural in the forts museum.
Cinco de Mayo Monument (a huge Mexican flag).

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