Cholula is the oldest living city in the American Continent and consequently has been since its origin as a sacred city. That is why Cholula is famous for its dozens of churches and monasteries, which were built by the Spanish monks and priests on top of every prehispanic temple. The city continues to host numerous festivities with full religious life of their own.
n addition to the magnificent architecture, one can observe the second highest volcanoes in Mexico, the Popocatépetl and the Iztaccíhuatl, which are snowed year-around.
What to visit:
- The Great Pyramid of Cholula: Cholula houses one of the largest pyramids in the world, which was built with adobe and in a sequence of seven layers over the years. One can visit the inner layers of the pyramid by a tunnel which crosses it from one side to the other.
- Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Remedies: On top of the pyramid there is an 18th century church, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, who is the patron of the town and region and clearly shows the religious syncretism that still exists today.
- Churches, museums and more
- Franciscan Library
- The Royal Chapel with hers 49 domes
- Ex-Convent of Saint Gabriel
- Casa del Caballero Águila Museum
- The vivid and colorful market
Just a few minutes by car from Cholula:
- Santa María Acatepec
- San Bernardino Tlaxcalancingo.