Religious Sights in Cholula

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  • Cholula is worldwide known because, supposedly, there are 365 domes in the city, one for each day of the year. So if we're talking about Religious Sights, this is the right place to come. But this doesn't mean you have to be a believer to enjoy them, the beauty of these sites is the magnificent architecture and decoration the spaniards (and, in some cases the indians themselves) left for us to enjoy.

    You never know when you might find a church, a chapel or a temple in Cholula, you might never have enough time to visit them all, so here's a top 10 list of the religious sites you can't miss in this city.

    We'll start with the most beautiful and magical building in this city, probably one of the most beautiful churches in the country, and surely an unique one. Tonanzintla was created by indians hands to be their church, this is why the faces and forms of the angels and saints are so basics, and that is probably what makes them so beautiful.

    Nuestra SeƱora de los Remedios is another unique church in Mexico, since it's set atop of the Great Pyramid of Cholula. The sight of the city and the volcanos is unbelievable from there, and the church is beautiful on the inside. The steps to get there may seem like a lot of work, but the truth is that with each step you'll discover a new view, and when you least expect it, you'll be on the top.
    The Capilla Real is another jewel of Cholula, words cannot even begin to describe the feeling you get when you enter. Is amazing!

    Every single church in this list is a wonderful secret waiting for you to discover it. And if you happen to be walking around and find a church that's not on this list, go inside anyway, 10 spots are not enough to choose the most beautiful religious buildings in Cholula! They all should be in here!

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    Avenida Reforma Norte n/n

    An unbelievable church made by indigenous trying to copy the Spaniard art... 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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    Santiago Xicotenco

    Av. Avila Camacho between 6 and 8 sur

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

    Parroquia de San Andres

    16 de Septiembre at 3 Poniente

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

    Parroquia de San Pedro Cholula

    4 poniente at 5 de mayo

    An important Church built in 1640... read more
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