Puebla is known as the state with volcanoes. Four mighty volcanoes dominate here: Popocatépetl (5’465) and Iztaccíhuatl (5’230) tower in the west, La Malinche (4’420) in the north, and Pico de Orizaba (5’610 m), the highest volcano in Mexico, in the east. The historic city of Puebla lies at about 2’200 m and is located 130 km east of Mexico City. Around the capital Puebla a very densely populated urbanity has developed. The surrounding countryside on the fertile plateau is occupied by agriculture. The culinary delicacies, such as the unique “Mole Poblana” or “Chiles en Nogada”, have gained fame. Not far from the city of Puebla, a trip to Cholula, where once stood the largest pyramid in Mexico, is recommended.