Cholula Travel Guide

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Cholula Things to Do

  • Nuestra Señora de los Remedios church

    The Church of Our Lady of Remedies was built on top of the Great Quetzalcoatl's Pyramid in 1575. Its style is neoclassic decorated with 24 carat gold sheets. The base on which the church is built is the largest pyramid of the ancient world, being 54 metres high and shaped by several superimposed structures over the course of six centuries.All...

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  • Great Pyramid of Cholula

    The Great Pyramid of Cholula is a huge complex located in Cholula near Puebla.It is also known as Tlachihualtepetl or "Artificial Mountain". The pyramid stands about 60 metres above the surrounding plain, and in its final form it measured 400 by 400 metres. This base is four times the size of that of Pharaoh Khufu's Great Pyramid of Giza.It’s the...

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  • Cholula

    Cholula is a city and district located in the center west of the state of Puebla about 30 km from the Popocatepetl Volcano. The city and district are divided into two, San Pedro Cholula and San Andrés Cholula.The name Cholula has its origin in the ancient Nahuatl word cholollan, which means "place of refuge".Cholula is best known for its Great...

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  • The biggest pyramid of the Western...

    Cholula is a small town about 15-30 minutes from Puebla. It is famous for its pyramid that is hidden inside a hill which has a church on the top. The Spaniards tried to repress the local history by building this church but they really failed. The archeologists dug deep tunnels that could be visited and on one side of the hill you can admire the...

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  • Cholula: Outer Ruins and the hill

    Afterwards, a short walk takes you to the outside ruins. Past the ruins and the library, I came upon the side of the pyramid. I climbed up the pyramid, which looks more like a hill (no wonder Cortez thought it was a hill). To my disappointment, the Iglesia de los Remedios is still being restored due to the 1999 earthquake. On the way down the hill...

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  • Cholula: Museum and Archeological...

    My tour started at the museum. From there, I took the walk through the Indiana Jones style tunnels that cross the pyramid. This tunnels where dug out by archeologist in the late 1900's. It provided the proof that Cholula is indeed a pyramid and not a hill as Hernan Cortez thought when he conquered this area.

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  • Near the UDLA

    There is a place near the UDLA, right outside of campus. I can't remember the exact location, but it's near the dorm which is off campus, on the street that you can walk down to get to the Baskin Robins. It's a little place that's pretty open, it's called something like "Sandwiches and Salads," and has FANTASTIC food! I was there studying in '04...

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  • Bug tasting

    Why not try bugs? A local woman on the footsteps of the pyramids winked at me and gave me a roasted grasshopper to taste. I found it a bit soury, fish-like taste but I rushed to buy a small bag for 15 pesos as I always wanted to taste them as most "civilized" people consider them disgusting and non-edible. Quite the opposite - they have more...

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  • I loved the atmosphere, service and vibe

    I LOVED this place. It was a local spot walking distance from the ruins across from a Park-type area. They had fried goodies up front that you could order to take-away OR go inside and sit down. I loved the Mole and the salsa verde.I ordered TRIPE by accident and was horrified and sent it back! The menu did NOT say intestines!I also liked this...

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Cholula Transportation

  • How to get to Cholula from Puebla

    The Cholula archaeological zone is situated about 7 kilometers west of the city of Puebla in the San Ándres Cholula municipality, and marks the area in the center of the city where this municipality begins.Take Via Volkswagen o Recta a Cholula and Ruta Quetzalcoatl and you will find youself in Cholula after 20 minutes driving. You will see the...

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  • ADO Bus from TAPO, Mexico City

    Take the metro to San Lazaro stop, then get off and look for ADO help desk at the TAPO Bus Terminal that is outside the metro station. Ask for a ticket to Puebla ( around 56 pesos one way). Once in Puebla, take a local minibus that has a Cholula sign on the window ( 5 pesos one way) and get off once you see a huge hill with a yellow hill on top -...

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  • Bus to Puebla

    From Mexico City you can take a bus from Tasquena (southern bus termina) to Puebla (I went with ADO which I believe is the only one going to Puebla . It cost $93 for the luxury bus...took approx 2.5 hours.Coming back I went to the Tapo bus station instead of Tasquena and it cost $85 pesos and was shorter ride as well.

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Cholula Warnings and Dangers

  • THE GREAT PYRAMID: NOT FOR THE...

    the tepanapa pyramid under nuestra senora de los remedios church is said to be the largest man-made structure (by volume) ever built in all the world. don't let that fool you. if you ever decide to go inside it, make sure you are not the least bit claustrophobic! the tunnel passages can get as small as, well, a coffin. while walking through these...

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  • Beware, your butt......

    is a target, ladies! I have never been goosed more in my life than in Cholula. The first time it happened, the guy was on a bike, going in the opposite direction! A drive-buy goosing! I don't know if there is any way to discourage that sort of behavior, but I found myself wearing a sweater tied around my waist for much of my stay....

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Cholula Off The Beaten Path

  • Don't miss the tunnels inside the...

    You should definately explore the tunnels inside the pyramids dug by the archeologists - a real entry into the pre-Columbian underworld!

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  • Town of Cholula

    Another worthwhile thing to see in town is the beautiful Zocalo. It is surrounded by four beautiful churches, another testament of the importance of religion in the Spanish colonial rule.

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  • Don’t miss this chance!

    Visiting Puebla without seeing the Great Pyramid of Cholula? Only not me!Unfortunately an excursion to Cholula wasn’t included in our tour. I knew it from the very beginning but hoped to convince our guide and other tourists to go to Cholula after visiting Puebla to see the largest pyramid in the World. But I failed, the guide told we wouldn't have...

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  • Vendors outside the Church and ruins

    I bought a LOT outside of the sites ... mini watermelon (Sandilla) and little coffee mugs and whatnots ...

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  • Vendors outside the Church and ruins

    I bought a LOT outside of the sites ... mini watermelon (Sandilla) and little coffee mugs and whatnots ...

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