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One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. But as things turned out, it took quite awhile - 44 years - to wade through the red tape to get the green light to build the cathedral. Actual construction took quite awhile, too. Finally, much of the cathedral's interior was completed and its two foot-high towers were ready to welcome the masses. As a way of saying thanks to their cherubic helpers, the city was named Puebla de los Angeles "City of the Angels". Downtown Puebla is a block showcase of colonial Mexico.
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Fast forward again, this time to , and an invading French army on its way from the eastern port of Veracruz to Mexico City halts just outside the angelic city, about miles inland. It's a glorious day for the French, who dressed up in their their most colorful uniforms for the occasion.
Bugles blast out l'attaque -- the signal to attack the twin forts guarding the city -- and thousands of chasseurs , zouaves and other troops charge up the hill under guidons and pennants dancing at the end of their officers' lances. They end up getting clobbered by the far outnumbered rag-tag Mexican peasant brigades defending the city under the command of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
President Benito Juarez honored the victory by changing the name of the city to Puebla de Zaragoza.
Years later the name was shortened to just Puebla , but the city is still known among the five million people living there today by its original nickname, Angelopolis. Al fresco restaurants line the streets in the historic district. Outside Mexico, Puebla may be best known for the battle in It was on the 5th of May that year -- giving rise to today's annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Visitors to Puebla have a choice of dozens of tourist-class hotels ranging from internationally known properties such as the Marriott Real to boutique inns such as the upscale Casona de la China Poblana.
Among recommended hotels for tourists on a tight budget is the La Quinta Inn and Suites.