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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  • Very interesting tour. We book an english guide at the ticket office. The guide was very informative and spoke good english. Lots of history of the local peoples. The tour included the pyramid, a smal...  more »
  • Walk up to the top of the church and you will be rewarded with amazing views all the way around, literally appearing to see forever. Beautiful church, and the archeology grounds are well maintained an...  more »
  • If for the simple fact that this pyramid has the largest base in the world (the pyramid of Giza) already surpassing it is very attractive, the fact of having a church on the Summit (which still works) makes it more attractive still. To this sumenle the excellent views that are in the metropolitan area of Puebla. Place not to be missed
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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