Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, San Pedro Cholula

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Marvel at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, an archaeological site dating back to the Classic period. Standing 55 m (180 ft) above the surrounding land, the construction represents the largest pyramid in the whole of the Americas and was built in several stages between the 3rd century BCE and the 9th century CE. Largely abandoned when the city of Cholula suffered a drop in population, the pyramid was covered in foliage when the Spanish arrived. In 1594, colonialists built a church on top--a major Catholic pilgrimage destination that still stands today. Add Zona Arqueológica de Cholula and other attractions to your San Pedro Cholula trip itinerary using our San Pedro Cholula vacation generator.
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  • I have seen several archaeological in Central America and Mexico, this pyramid caught me attention by printing that gives to the home to be "buried". The place is very quaint and beautiful, you can spend the whole day and there are many places to see. The city is very clean and the food is phenomenal.
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  • One of the largest pyramids that there are above all and is the largest base which is known in the interesting world
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  • A must visit - explore the tunnels and marvel at the opulence of the church. Three layers of history in one. Amazing views of Chalula too 
  • The largest pyramid in the world is in ... Mexico? Who knew? Accessible and easy to explore, the Tlachihualtepetl Pyramid (most folks just say Cholula) is mostly buried under what looks for all the world like a steep hill. The hilltop is crowned with an elaborate Catholic church -- so odds are good the world's largest pyramid is gonna stay buried. But no worries -- you can wander the claustrophobic, winding paths through its secret chambers, and then emerge out the other side, climb the hill, and visit the church, which is a worthy destination on its own. Highly recommended -- but not if you can't handle tight spaces!
  • If you want to know about this culture you must visit this place with a tourist guide, they will let you know the history behind this awesome people. As a tourist this is one of the "must visit" places in Puebla.
  • A little disappointing as there is not much to see, might be better with a tour guide
  • On the north side off the hill (which is what remains of the ancient pyramid), you can buy tickets, with or without guide, to enter narrow tunnel that leads to the center and exits on the east side. It was great to be able to see the old pyramid steps, which had been turned into steep tunnels as they had been covered in cement to create the hill. Once outside, the tour continues around the hill, where there are some huge remains of pre-hispanic structures.
  • The Spanish built a church on top of an ancient pyramid in order to show that their religion was superior. The site is very nice and the church is very beautiful. The views of the city are great too.
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