15 Jan 2019 - 16 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Travel through picturesque pine country to Cholula, a significant ceremonial center of the pre-Hispanic period. Along the way, watch for a fantastic view of the legendary Ixtacihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes. In Cholula, see the church that sits atop one of the world’s largest pyramids before heading to the city of Puebla for more of Mexico’s architectural treasures.
I loved Cholula when we stayed there a few days. We hiked up to the catholic Church that was built on top of a pyramid (an "accident" they say). We hung out at a few bars, danced at a club and I took a ton of photos. Would love to return!
Cholula is a small town near puebla mostly know from having 365 churches but also by being a great place to party
About 30 mins to the west of Puebla, Cholula is one of the most important pre-Columbian settlements in Mexico, with parts of the city dating back to 2BC. Many come here to visit the Great Pyramid, one of the largest man-made monuments by volume in the world. The city also has a darker chapter in its history: it was the site of one of the bloodiest massacres by the conquistadors. Today, you'll find the place full of joy and vibrancy with possibly more churches per square inch than Rome. Look carefully at some of the carved figures in the churches and you'll see some outstanding and quite unique examples of mestiso art.