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Ruins of Cholula - Ruin Cholula - Mexico

The ruins of Cholula, constructed between 200 BC and 800 AD, are the bread and butter of the town´s tourist industry. Once a majestic city of 400 temples and rival to the mighty Teotihuacan, the location was also considered Mesoamerica´s greatest ceremonial center due to its shrine dedicated to the Aztec god Quetzalcóatl (“plumed serpent” in Náhuatl). Each of the various tribes that conquered and pillaged the city in later years built over the original structures, making the entire archeological site a hodgepodge of Toltec, Olmec and Mixtec influences.

Location:
Morelos and 6 Sur
Cholula, Mexico

Ruin Types:
Ruins

Getting There
Walk up Morelos from the ZĂłcalo towards San Andres Cholula. Before it becomes 14 Oriente, the Pyramid and Ruins loom up on the right.

Travel Tips: Wear comfortable shoes, the climb up the Pyramid is tiring.

Price Description: $4

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9 a.m.

Open Hours to:6 p.m.

Days Closed:none

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Site Museum, bars/restaurants of 14 Oriente

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso



Here are other activities in and around Cholula that may be of interest: Patio de los Altares, The Great Pyramid and Archaeological Site.








30 Dec 2008




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