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. Zona Arqueológica de Cholula is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, San Pedro Cholula Edition.
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  • We were staying in Puebla with an Intrepid trip and caught an Uber to Cholula to check this place out. Way cheaper and easier than any form of PT, and simply bought a coffee and used their wifi to get...  more »
  • It's a hidden pyramid by time and the hand of Catholicism; in the first part of the tour underground tunnels are visited to the interior of the pyramid, where there are areas of excavation with remains of the pyramid; in the second part there are the pre-Hispanic ruins of the pyramid; the third part one can climb to the top to see the view and a small chapel that was built at the top of the pyramid; the total is tired; so it is not recommended for people with difficulty walking.
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  • If you're in the area, I highly recommend. The landscape is impressive. The Church of nossa Senhora dos Remédios built on top of the Hill covering the pyramid; the ruins at the base of the Hill; and, besides, the scenery of the city of Cholula and the distance the Popocateptl volcano on the horizon. The city borders the set. For those who do not are staying in Cholula is possible to take advantage of the visit to stroll around town.
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  • Go through tunnels! And duck, they are low! Fascinating site with good descriptions on markers. It is hot so wear good hiking shoes, have water, and maybe hat and sunscreen. Adjacent to nice shops and restaurants.
  • Walking through the tunnels was cool. Unfortunately the church at the top was closed because of the recent earthquakes and so couldn't go up which was a real shame. The rest of the ruins were ok. Nothing spectacular to be honest
  • Nice place to visit and walk around. Differente choices for eating and drinking. Lot of handcrafted
  • Most interesting part wasn't at the top or church. It was what's underneath. You can walk through the tunnel in the pyramid. It's not an usual activity at all. Very cool experience
  • If you enjoy visiting ancient historical sites, you must visit this site during your visit to Mexico. This site dates to before the Spanish conquest and is over a thousand years old. There is an on site museum for you to learn more about the pyramid. It includes a model of the large complex and lots of other information. It is completely optional, you don't have to enter and can skip going there if you so choose. The ancient pyramid is an amazing site to behold. It is a gigantic complex and it is amazing that an ancient civilization was able to build such a gigantic structure without advanced machinery. Do keep in mind that it is centuries old and it is not necessarily going to be too visually appealing. However the fact that an ancient civilization was able to make anything of that scale is very impressive. It is dark in there besides a few lights and you must pay to take pictures and videos. However, it is an incredible site and I would recommend visiting.

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