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Great Pyramid of Cholula

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Address: San Pedro Cholula, Mexico
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Private Tour to Cholula and Puebla
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Great Pyramid of Cholula and City Tour on a Double-Decker Bus from Puebla
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Cholula Day Trip from Puebla Including the Great Pyramid

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"tourist train"

I took the tourist train from Puebla to the pyramid in Cholula. The end station in Cholula was right next to the base of the pyramid. From the station it was easy to navigate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took the tourist train from Puebla to the pyramid in Cholula. The end station in Cholula was right next to the base of the pyramid. From the station it was easy to navigate around the pyramid area. The views from the train were interesting to see the two cities from a different view points aka perspective. The mountains were... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For both of my group study abroad trips to central Mexico, we spent our first full day in Cholula, with most of the time spent at the base and atop the pyramid. The Great Pyramid (though resembling a tree covered miniature mountain) can be seen for quite some distance away, with the yellow church at the peak attracting most of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the worst tourist site I've visited in 2 months in Mexico. The entrance is now M$70 (same as Teotihuacan) to get in, good luck finding the entry to the site, nothing is marked and you need to keep walking around till you stumble across it. The outdoor archeological site can be seen from the street through a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a shame that the tunnels were closed. Much of the site is not excavated. Climb to the church if you can. It is a great view. The church is very well preserved 19th century. The. Museum is eclectic from artefacts of the era to contemporary art from Oaxaca. I loved the fantastical Ali bride critters. Even if they... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole complex is large, with the smaller pyramids and "roads", the climb to the top of the mountain (which used to be the top of the pyramid), where the Church is. It takes some physical level to do it all. The highlight is going inside the large pyramid. Seeing the tunnels, which are very narrow and dark. NOTE: Be... More 

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Although the documentation was not up to usual INAH standards -- many pieces were undated and seemed out of context-- a relatively small anachronistic Olmec head seems to have rolled itself into an section with several stelae and altars. This is a marvelous and very long lived archeological park.. some say it dates from the Formative to the post Classic... More 

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The tunnels were closed to the sites but there were great museums and exhibitions featuring the volcanos, MesoAmerican history, art and more. The problem was trying to find where everything was located. Not many people to help and definitely not in English. The church above the site gives a great view of the space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The great pyramid of Cholula shows the amazing capability of Aztec builders. It is accompanied by smaller pyramids and "roads". On top is a monastery, as can be seen in the excavations.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Took me a while to find this on site as i didnt really know what i was looking for as the ticket had a photo of ruins in Oaxaca instead? eventually i found a half pyramid the more i looked at it the more i realized that hardly any looked original 4000-6000 years old and at some point had been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Beautiful grounds, they were working on the tunnels underneath the pyramid, but we went up to the church and had a picnic on the grounds.

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