Cholula Attractions





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  • Cholula is a great place to just walk around enjoying an authentic mexican town. But the truth is that what people call Cholula are actually two municipalities considered part of the conurbation of Puebla: San Andrés Cholula and San Pedro Cholula. This is why here you'll find two main squares and two houses of government.


    Cholula was a pre-Hispanic city, dating back to the second century BC. This site was such an important regional center, that by the time the spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes arrived to Mexico, Cholula was second only to Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital.


    The great pyramid of Cholula is the world's largest pyramid by volume. At first glance, it seems to be a natural hill with a church on top. This is because when the Spaniards arrived, the "Cholultecas" buried the pyramid to save it from the destruction led by the conquerors. When the Spaniards learned about the ancient city, they decided to build a church where the main temple stood.


    It is said that Cholula has 365 church cupolas, one for each day of the year. If you visit the church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of the Remedies) on top of the pyramid, you can try counting them, and while you're at it, enjoy the magnificent view of the city and the volcanos. But when you come down, be sure to go visit some of those churches, they are magnificent.

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    Great Pyramid

    14 poniente between 5 norte and 6 sur

    The Great Pyramid of Cholula is a the world's largest pyramid, and the church on top of it makes it unique... read more

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    Tonantzintla

    Avenida Reforma Norte n/n

    An unbelievable church made by indigenous trying to copy the Spaniard art... read more

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    Convento de San Gabriel

    2 sur between Ave. Morelos and 6 Oriente

    A beautiful and huge construction consisting of the atrium, the church, a cloister, two chapels inside and the posa chapels outside... read more

    Church of Nuestra Senora de los Remedios

    14 poniente between 5 norte and 6 sur

    This is a maigical church because of where it's standing and the amazing view from it... read more

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    Capilla Real

    2 sur between Ave. Morelos and 6 Oriente

    A beautiful Mudejar chapel unique in Mexico...
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    Casa del Caballero Aguila

    4 Oriente at 5 de Mayo

    An ancient house with a beautiful archeological museum in it... read more

    San Francisco Acatepec

    Carretera Federal a Atlixco

    A beautiful XVII century church with a elaborated mosaic facade and a dazzling inside... read more

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    Santiago Xicotenco

    Av. Avila Camacho between 6 and 8 sur

    A pretty unknown jewel in the middle of San Andres... read more

    Parroquia de San Andres

    16 de Septiembre at 3 Poniente

    This is the most important church of San Andres Cholula... read more

    Museo de Sitio

    14 Poniente in front of the Pyramid

    This is the Site Museum for the Great Pyramid of Cholula... read more

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    Great Pyramid - Tunnels

    14 poniente between 5 norte and 6 sur

    The Great Pyramid of Cholula is a the world's largest pyramid, and here you get the oportunity to enter it!... read more

    Portales

    Portales de San Pedro Cholula

    These are the longest Portales in America... read more

    Yagul

    Yagul is important archealogical site because of the tombs and hieroglyps dating back to 1250 AD... read more

    Zaachitla

    Sierra Madre del Sur, and 7 mi/11.3 km S of Oaxaca

    This was the last important city of the Zapotec civilization... read more

    San Juan Aquiahuac

    14 Oriente at 2 Norte

    A beautiful small church in San Andres... read more

    San Pedro Colomoxco

    16 de Sempiembre at 11 Oriente

    A beautiful small church in San Andres... read more

    Santisima Trinidad

    2 Sur at 5 Oriente

    A beautiful small church in San Andres... read more

    San Andresito

    3 Sur at 7 Oriente

    A beautiful small church in San Andres... read more

    Zocalo de San Andres

    16 de Septiembre at 3 Poniente

    The heart of San Andres... read more

    San Miguelito Xochimihuacan

    3 Sur at 3 Poniente

    A beautiful small church in San Andres... read more
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