Tula de Allende Travel Guide

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Tula de Allende Things to Do

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    by apekovic Written Dec 16, 2007

    Tula (the ancient Tollan in Nahuatl language - "Place of the Reeds") is a town in Hidalgo State (Valley of México), central Mexico, some 100 km to the north-north-west of Mexico City. Toula was the capital of the Toltecs (early Aztec ancestors). The modern town is known as Tula de Allende; it covers part of the south-eastern portion of the Pre-Columbian city. Tula was the critical and highly influential empire, more so a political unit. This political unit was forged through a combination of alliances, conquests, and trade. It controlled most of central México and may even have extended to distant Yucatan in southern México. This reference also lends itself to the contention that the Toltecs of Tula were a group of great military prowess. This is demonstrated in their architecture and craft structures, specifically in Pyramid B, also called the Pyramid of the Morning Star. It has carvings of eagles, jaguars, coyotes, and pumas adorning its face and there are four massive warrior statues standing atop the pyramid. This all suggests that they were demonstrating their ability, skill, and power as great warriors. You can see me in front of the 4 Atlante Warriors (picture from December 1996).

    Tula Atlantes - Atlante Warriors Morning Star Pyramid Morning Star Pyramid Morning Star Pyramid

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    by Enzyme_X Written Nov 21, 2005

    This fortress like church was once part of a monastery. It was built in 1543 in renaissance style. The architect was Juan Antonio de San Juan.
    The church is now surrounded by newer buildings, hiding te access to the park in front of the church and the church itself.

    San Juan church
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    by Enzyme_X Updated Nov 21, 2005

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    This was the ancient capital of Toltec indians, once home to 35.000 people. Now there is not much left. You can see two ball courts, couple of small pyramids and couple of more or less ruined buildings. But ther is something special to see in Tula, stone warrior figures. There are four of them, each 4,5 m high. They are placed on the top of a pyramid wher they overlook the site.

    At the entrance to the site is also a small museum with artefacts found around the ruins.
    Admission fee is 30 pesos, but we were there on sunday and they let us in for free.

    Warrior Pyramid with warriors
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    • Archeology

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Tula de Allende Hotels

  • Resort Real Del Bosque

    Cerrada Jacarandas No 122, Col El Mogote San Marco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Western Hotel Real Tula

    Zaragoza Sn, Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, 42800, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Real Catedral

    Zaragoza 106, Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, 42830, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Sharon

    Iturbe 1, Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • City Express Tula

    Carretera Jorobas Tula Km. 25.8, Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, 42970, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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