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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  • It's the largest pyramid by volume, but I feel like walking up a hill. The narrow tunnels (entrance fee) are interesting and 360 view from top. Don't compare it with Egypt pyramid otherwise disappoint...  more »
  • We have visited the Pyramid of Cholula many times and it is always a pleasure to go to the top. The pyramid itself is not excavated, so it looks more like a small hill. Anyhow from it's volume it is t...  more »
  • Beautiful place. Green grass, full beautiful trees and colorful flowers to compliment Cholulas colorful city. The pyramid is incredibly large, and still so much of it is uncovered. 450 meters each sid...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Simply breathtaking. Day and night. Best view of the city.
  • Very interesting archaeological site to visit. Visited several times, love it. There nice restaurants and shops outside the complex.
  • There is an underground tunnel system underneath a covered pyramid in Puebla. I did the whole adventure of going in through one side of the pyramid and coming out another. It was dark, musty and long. Uneventful, but historic.