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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  • October 3, 2017
    The pyramid tunnels were worth the experience. The church at the top is currently closed because of the latest earthquake. The large museum is also closed because of the same reason but you can visit ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Visit the pyramid of cholula is an experience that has beautiful views, looks all the magical town of cholula and the volcanoes
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  • September 22, 2017
    This is a great place to visit if you are in Cholula, it is very close to the church which I would also recommend visiting. You can go inside the pyramids, if you don't like being in enclosed spaces I...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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!
  • June 26, 2017
    Amazing place! If you go on Sundays the entrance for the pyramid is free. Lots of food and souvenirs, you won't be disappointed.
  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    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.
  • January 13, 2017
    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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