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Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, San Pedro Cholula

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Marvel at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, an archaeological site dating back to the Classic period. Standing 55 m (180 ft) above the surrounding land, the construction represents the largest pyramid in the whole of the Americas and was built in several stages between the 3rd century BCE and the 9th century CE. Largely abandoned when the city of Cholula suffered a drop in population, the pyramid was covered in foliage when the Spanish arrived. In 1594, colonialists built a church on top--a major Catholic pilgrimage destination that still stands today. Zona Arqueológica de Cholula is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Not necessarily the most imposing in Mexico but an amazing location with enormous significance. Well kept and well worth the trip 
    Not necessarily the most imposing in Mexico but an amazing location with enormous significance. Well kept and well worth the trip  more »
  • We were there in June, and they still had Covid restrictions, so we couldn’t get inside the tunnels. It was very disappointing! Outside it is very pretty, but again the gate was closed, so we... 
    We were there in June, and they still had Covid restrictions, so we couldn’t get inside the tunnels. It was very disappointing! Outside it is very pretty, but again the gate was closed, so we...  more »
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  • Such an amazing experience! The museum and tunnels were closed, which we would have loved to be told upon purchasing our tickets. But it was still worth the 80 pesos. The signs are poorly translated to English and I think some graphs and illustrations would go a long way in helping one along the journey. Even so, it was so much more than what I expected and so interesting.
  • Great place to visit in Cholula (near Puebla). On a good day you can see the two volcanoes near by. Lots of history and beautiful ruins to enjoy. Head there early to beat the heat then head over to Cholula town center and a have a beautiful meal. Great day trip! One consideration: maybe look into having a guide give you a tour of the ruins, there is a lot of history here so that could help paint the most vivid picture.

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