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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  • Awesome history!! Where comfortable shoes and clothing. Take the pyramid tour listen, learn and enjoy. Taking the short hike up to the church, is a must. You will regret it, if you don't go. The inside of the church is Glorious. Please don't believe me, see it for yourself. Be ready to take lots of pictures. If you need to use the restroom, there is one located inside the coffee shop "The Italian Coffee". Very clean and their coffee is delicious. Hope this helps. Enjoy and Stay Classy!
  • Fantastic place !! Must visit. The climb is steep and a real workout, but the views and the experience definitely with it. The pyramid is located at the base of the church. It's your preference where you start either the pyramid site or the church. We did the climb first and then finished with the pyramid grounds. We went during the week as we were told less people and easier and faster to navigate.
  • Many things to do. Shop, eat, or simply just walk around. I love this place. When I go all I do is shop. They sell so many things from jewelry to cloth.
  • Biggest pyramid in the world and it has a church on top! How cool is that! The view around the city and the volcanoes is fantastic.
  • You can go inside the base of the pyramid thrue tunnels. Not for claustrophobic people. With the same ticket you can enter the outside area. The entry to the church is free.

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