Churches Tour in San Andres Cholula



Description:

Cholula is world wide famous for having so many churches. Legend has it there are 365 domes in the city, one for each day of the year.
This tour will take you through 8 beautiful, small churches in rural San Andres.
They are scattered in a 6 by 4 blocks area so, you can walk to all of them.

Author: VicaAmuchastegui


San Juan Aquiahuac

Location:

14 Oriente at 2 Norte
Cholula, Mexico


Day 1 - Cholula


Our tour begins at the San Andrés Zocalo. In front of it, the Parroquia de San Andrés stands unmistakable. This is the most important church in San Andrés and is a beautiful example of the heavy constructions the Spaniards did after the Conquista.
Along the 3 Sur (the street behind the City Hall on the Zocalo) you’ll fin three small churches. The first one is San Miguelito Xochimihuacan, then a small chapel-like church called San Andresito and finally Santa Maria Cuaco with the image of the Virgin Mary on the railing.
Walking south along the 11 Oriente the next church is San Pedro Colomoxco with beautiful indigenous figures on the facade and the tower. This is one of the most beautiful facades in this tour, and if you have been to Tonantzintla you won’t be able to deny the connection. If you haven’t been there you should go!
On 2 Sut at 9 Oriente (two blocks east San Pedro) the Santo Niño de Macuila church, with the little kid saint on the facade, stands. Two blocks north the Santisima Trinidad with its beautiful garden to the right (where children attend catechism on saturdays) is a wonderful work of art.
We’ll end this tour at the Santiago Xicotenco church. A small, beautiful and colorful church. Most of these churches are closed almost all day, because there are so many churches that they don’t actually use them all. However, Santiago is open most of the time. You should go inside, the ceilings are amazing. This is a hidden baroque jewel.
When you leave the church, at the left corner you’ll find the ruins of what used to be a church. This is not that common here, actually is pretty weird to find these remains in such a natural environment.
When you’re done admiring both Santiago and the ruins, walk West two blocks and you’ll be back in the Parroquia de San Andrés.


1

Zocalo de San Andres

Location:

16 de Septiembre at 3 Poniente
Cholula, Mexico


2

Parroquia de San Andres

Location:

16 de Septiembre at 3 Poniente
Cholula, Mexico


3

San Miguelito Xochimihuacan

Location:

3 Sur at 3 Poniente
Cholula, Mexico


4

San Andresito

Location:

3 Sur at 7 Oriente
Cholula, Mexico


5

Santa Maria Cuaco

Location:

3 Sur at 11 Oriente
Cholula, Mexico


6

San Pedro Colomoxco

Location:

16 de Sempiembre at 11 Oriente
Cholula, Mexico


7

Santo Niño de Macuila

Location:

2 Sur at 9 Oriente
Cholula, Mexico


8

Santisima Trinidad

Location:

2 Sur at 5 Oriente
Cholula, Mexico


9

Santiago Xicotenco

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Location:

Av. Avila Camacho between 6 and 8 sur
Cholula, Mexico


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