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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  • This pyramid is partially uncovered and offers a different experience with a church on top that is the maximum expression of syncretism. because residents have not allowed that you are discover the pyramid as a whole
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  • This pyramid is considered the largest, at least from Mexico, not by its height but by the size of your database. Unfortunately it was covered but continue efforts to discover it little by little. They may know it by the external and internal to the pyramid travel. Climb to the Church at the top and end up surrounding everything out. He is very tired but really something worth knowing.
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  • We were expecting a lot more - even through the book did say that it was all covered in grass. A shame because it could be anything. The Church at the top is beautiful and you have good views of city.  more »
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  • One of the best historical place of the country. Enjoy the view at the top. Have a guided tour inside the pyramid under the church to understand the history of this great site. Enjoy also live traditional music (mariachis) at the top, in front of the church!
  • Amazing place! If you go on Sundays the entrance for the pyramid is free. Lots of food and souvenirs, you won't be disappointed.
  • It's an archeological site, considered as the largest pyramid that exists in the world. On top of this platform is located the "Nuestra Señora de los Remedios" sanctuary.
  • Cholula is an amazing town located in Puebla, it is one of the 'Pueblos Magicos' from Mexico. There are not too much museums to visit in Cholula, but you can make a walk at the Dow Town of the city and visit the pyramids.
  • If you're into pyramids, then here is the world's largest and they let you walk all over it. Most of the pyramid is covered with earth. Give yourself plenty of time. As with all complicated sites, your experienced will be greatly enhanced by hiring a local guide. Europeans built a church on top of the pyramid. In that church is a statue of the virgin Mary in repose, rather unique.

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