San Andrés Cholula and San Pedro Cholula
The city of Cholula is one of the oldest in Mexico and America and its name comes from the Nahuatl language which means “Water that Falls in the place of Escape”.
Recognized as a Magical Town for its cultural and historical wealth during the Spanish Conquest, in Cholula it is possible to visit 365 churches, built on ancient pre-Hispanic temples at the request of Hernqn Cortés.
What to do in Cholula
Cholula offers an exquisite range of cultural attractions that you can visit during your trip, including its various convents and churches, as well as visit the two towns of San Andres and San Pedro Cholula, located a couple of kilometers away between them.
The Great Pyramid of Cholula
A visit to this important pyramid will allow you to delve into the history of the Magical Town of Cholula. Inside you will pass through various mazes of tunnels
The Sanctuary of the Virgen de los Remedios
Located on the beautiful hill Tlachihualtepetl that occupies the Great Pyramid of Cholula. From here it is possible to admire the Volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. Its baroque interior features wooden altars and is adorned with golden ornamentation
Church of Santa María Tonantzintla
A sample of the clash of cultures, on the one hand the faith imposed during the Spanish Conquest that combines a baroque style with pre-Hispanic expressions. This church was built in the early 17th century in honor of the Virgin Mary and Tonantzin, the worshiped mother.
The San Pedro Cholula Market
Touring this traditional market will take you to live a unique experience where you can go on a shopping spree, eat typical food and breathe the atmosphere of the countryside.
Attractions in Cholula
- Tour the impressive archaeological zone of Cholula.
- Spend a day at the Cholula Ethnobotanical Garden, including the Culinary Garden where you can try edible plants and flowers.
- Buy handicrafts at the Talavera de la Reyna Cholula workshop, where high quality talavera is processed.
- Visit the various sites of interest in San Pedro and San Andrés Cholula.
Gastronomy and Culinary Tradition of Cholula
The typical cuisine of Cholula is an impeccable sample of traditions that are prepared with traditional ingredients, as well as drinks. Delight your palate with the exquisite jerky, tree worms, Creole avocados and bean tamales, among others.
Do not forget to refresh yourself with the traditional cocktail known as “Cholula in Llamas”, prepared with cider. Also the punch prepared with eche and blue corn is an option to remember Cholula.Explore Cholula and learn about the impressive culture hidden behind this Magical Town in Puebla and discover San Andres and San Pedro Cholula, its two most important locations.