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Tule Tree, Santa Maria del Tule

4.3
#8 of 42 in Sightseeing in Oaxaca
Landmark Tourist Spot
Stand under the shade of Tule Tree, a Montezuma cypress situated in church grounds. With a diameter of 9.38 m (30.8 ft), the cypress is considered by many to be the stoutest tree in the world. Local Zapotec legend has it that the tree was planted around 1,400 years ago by a priest of Ehecatl, the Aztec wind god. Most scientific estimates support the Zapotec's belief, and its position on a sacred site, now a Roman Catholic Church, suggests there could be some truth in the legend surrounding its origin. Put Tule Tree at the forefront of your travel plans using our Santa Maria del Tule vacation builder.
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4.7
  • Really big tree... the biggest one wide wise, I will definitely recommend it if you speak Spanish as you tip a guide (a children) and they show you the figures... in a funny way. If not just a big tre...  more »
  • This is literally just a tree. Only difference is that it is bigger than a normal tree. Not worth visiting  more »
  • I was so amazed when I visited this amazing tree, it has a history to tell, my family and I enjoyed it...well, first of all the ticket is really cheap, less than a dolar...you can find figures on it.....  more »
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  • El Tule, is sacred tree and the oldest tree, having more than 2.000 years. The three has 42 mt high and 14,05 mt diameter. It is peacefull with the all history of the world.
  • A nice area with many gardens and small Mexican village near Oaxaca City. A must see day trip and lunch in El Tule.
  • Massive cypress tree infront of a little typical church. Famed by local legends of the tree. Great plaza. So chill.
  • Absolutely beautiful, totally worth the 10 pesos you will have to pay to get a closer look to the tree and the church.
  • Beautiful little town, very clean. Tree is amazing. A must see on visit to oaxaca

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