Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, San Pedro Cholula

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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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  • It is the largest in the world in terms of volume pyramid and the base measures. Anyone who visited Teotihuacán should definitely visit the Cholula pyramid; a classic example of religious syncretism the conquest product. From the top have become classical spectacular photographs of volcanoes and for best pictures of recommended to do so in the afternoon and with low humidity. To climb to the top and reach the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (1594) go up a stairway or ramp by which can be heavy for seniors or people with mobility problems. They can also go to the tunnels that run along the inside of the pyramid. Highly recommended!
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  • Not worth paying for not seeing more than arranged stairs a few years ago. The regional Museum closed, could enter one very small, that is not worth the $70 pesos from the archaeological zone. The Temple of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, who is at the top of the pyramid you can enter freely. I recommend to go early in the morning to avoid the heat, stairs or ramp are heavy for older people. Also arriving early are more likely that volcanoes can be seen from the porch of the temple
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  • To start you must realize that what you upload is not a hill if not the world's largest pyramid, even more than Egypt lal, and at its peak is a church. The views are extraordinary from above. The climb back is more rested although the climb ahead offers the best views.
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  • The Church is beautiful. The pyramid is large and just kinda looks like a big hill... Make sure to do all three things, the pyramid/church, the museum and the ruins. The ruins has a big staircase you can climb.
  • 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!
  • There some small piramid and the town was or it says that the first or some of the fist people to live there started from 500bc
  • It's nice place to visit if you are around Puebla. You can find here nice places to eat, visit, nice bars and great surroundings
  • Hermosa piramides