Cholula & Puebla
Come with us to explore Puebla and Cholula, two beautiful colonial cities just two hours away from Mexico City!
Cholula offers its visitors a great number of churches and chappels, with architectural styles varying from Gothic to Neoclassical. Most of these temples feature works of art from the 16th to 19th centuries. Cholula Puebla Mexico is internationally famous due to its Great Pyramid, one of the stops we will make on our tour. The Great Pyramid of Cholula is the largest in its kind built in the whole world, with a base of 1,300 by 1,300 feet. It is though that this outstanding temple was originally dedicated to Quetzalcoatl.
On top of the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the Spanish conquistadors built a beautiful church dedicated to the Virgin of the Remedies, which we will also visit. The views of the city of Cholula Puebla and of the Popocatepetl volcano from up there are amazing!
Later we will visit the church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, a beautiful temple built between the 16th and 18th centuries with an indigenous baroque architectural design. The area where this church is used to be a site for pre-Columbian worship of Tonantzin, the mother goddess. Spanish conquistadors replaced the image of Tonantzin with one of the Virgin Mary.
Then we will head to Puebla, Puebla, where you will have a delicious lunch that may include such delicacies as mole poblano, cemitas or chalupas. Once you have finished your meal you'll have enough energy to come with us to explore the historic center of Puebla by foot. We will see an impressive collection of churches, government offices, mansions and plazas built between the 16th and 18th centuries.
Some of our stops in the historic downtown of Puebla include the Plaza de Armas, sometimes referred to as Zocalo; the cathedral, which is a complex consisting of 14 chappels and contains two impressive organs donated by Charles V; the church of Santo Domingo, Casa del Alfeñique Museum and the Palafoxiana Library. We will also visit Fort Loreto and Fort Guadalupe, which were used in the Battle of Puebla during the French Intervention in Mexico (1862).
Remember to bring some cash with you, since one of the last tourist attractions we will visit is the handicrafts market, where you will find samples of folk art from every corner of Puebla, being talavera pottery pieces the most notable and beaitiful ones. You'll also have the chance of buying some traditional candy, such as "tortitas de Santa Clara", cookies made with pumpkin seeds with a cream-colored topping; "dulces de camote" made with sweet potatoes, sugar and a variety of flavorings; or jamoncillo, which is made with pumpkin seeds, milk and sugar.
Explore the historic downtown of Puebla and the Great Pyramid of Cholula through this interesting tour!
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- Round-trip transportation
- English speaking tour guide
Does not include
- Any food or beverages
- Photo or video services
- Other activities in Mexico City, Puebla or Cholula
- Souvenirs, handicrafts, clothes, etc.
- Any other product or service not mentioned on the inclusions list
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Additional Information / RecommendationsNotes:
- The pick-up and drop-off times depend on the location of your hotel
- Your transportation schedule is sent by email after booking
- It would be a good idea to carry some cash
- Do not bring heavy backpacks
- Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and sunglasses
- Wear warm clothes if you're visiting in Fall or Winter
- Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen
you have any health or physical problem please contact us before you
make your reservation so we can provide you with advice on the matter
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