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Tula, Tula de Allende
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Observe ancient ruins at Tula, a Mesoamerican archeological site that once served as the capital of the Toltec Empire. Today the ruins consist of a settlement, a main cermonial site, and the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl--the most popular of the attractions. The pyramid itself features four well-preserved, tall basalt columns carved to resemble Toltec warriors on top. While here, check out the on-site museum, which features displays of blueprints and Toltec culture, architectecture, and artwork. Tula is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Tula de Allende Edition.
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  • The city is still connected to the ancient ruins as it is an important tourist attraction as well as a symbol of the city. Also the city of Tula de Allende was built on what was the most southern exte...  more »
  • I decided to go to Tula when I found out that the Aztecs constituted from a merger between the merchants of Teotihuacan and Tula warriors, but if you have little time, I think it should not be a priority: the ruins are not in as good a State of conservation, the access is not so easy, and the Museum is not so informative. The central monument is the highlight of the site
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  • Tula was the last place I visited on my trip in Mexico. I accessed it with public transport from Mexico city. What makes this Toltec site so special are the columns, known as the Atlantean columns. Ap...  more »