Tour the ancient cultural and religious center of the pre-Hispanic era in Cholula, which in the Nahuatl language means ”to fall into the water”.
Cholula, San Andres
It is here where the archaeological zone of Cholula is located, 10 kilometers from the city. Its exact location is Avenida Morelos 8 Norte. El horario de visita es de 10:00 de la mañana a 17:00 de la tarde. The entrance fee is 80 Mexican pesos, although admission is free for teachers, students and INAPAM. The most characteristic attractions are the Great Pyramid and the square known as El Patio de los Altares.
The pyramid of Cholula
It is believed to be the pyramid with the largest base in existence today. The great magnitude of its structure is due to the fact that it is composed of other smaller pyramids. It is more than 400 meters long, 66 meters high and has more than 4 million cubic meters in its entirety.
Construction of the pyramid began approximately in the second century B.C. and was not completed until around 1100 A.D. When the Spaniards arrived at the site, they saw nothing but abandoned land and did not notice its importance. It was after some years, in the 20th century, that explorations began and the Cholula site was discovered.
San Pedro Cholula
Have you heard about the Parish of San Pedro in Cholula? If so, you will know of its unmistakable white and red colors, as well as its charm and location. For those who still do not know the essentials of it, they should know that it is located at 104 Poniente Street.
It was a building constructed between the XVII and XVIII centuries, a church in the main square of the city. One of its main characteristics is that it is the tallest tower in Cholula. Inside you will find beautiful decorations, as well as its dome, which has a very particular style.
If you want to discover more religious buildings in the territory, we recommend a visit to the Convent of San Gabriel. It is located in the heart of the city center. It was founded in the 16th century no less, albeit with complications.
On the same land there was a temple dedicated to the god Quetzacóatl, but finally after much dedication and years of work, its construction was finished. For those who want to see its exterior and even enter it, it is located in front of the zocalo of San Pedro Cholula.
Cholula, Puebla, what to do?
If you want to see at a glance everything the city has to offer, the best alternative is the Tip Tours Tram. From Tuesday to Sunday you can take this wonderful excursion for only 90 Mexican pesos from 10:00 to 18:00.
What will you see on your tour? temples, the main square, religious buildings and much more. You will ride on a train with a somewhat peculiar decoration while guides and experts of the city will tell you the most characteristic of the points where you will stop.