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Great Pyramid of Cholula

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Address: San Pedro Cholula, Mexico
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Cholula Day Trip from Puebla Including the Great Pyramid

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World largest and the most unknown pyramid

No-one knows it exists. At least outside Mexico. Yet, it's the biggest (my volume) pyramid in the world. Only small portition of it has been dug from the ground because on top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

No-one knows it exists. At least outside Mexico. Yet, it's the biggest (my volume) pyramid in the world. Only small portition of it has been dug from the ground because on top of the hill that covers it is a church. You can enter the tunnels of the pyramid also, to travel through it, although, only small part of the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a small portion of the entire complex has been processed. I still highly recommend it for those interested in archaeology. It would take years to finish excavating, but what has been exposed is well worth the trip.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the tourist train from Puebla to the pyramid in Cholula. The end station in Cholula was right next to the base of the pyramid. From the station it was easy to navigate around the pyramid area. The views from the train were interesting to see the two cities from a different view points aka perspective. The mountains were... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For both of my group study abroad trips to central Mexico, we spent our first full day in Cholula, with most of the time spent at the base and atop the pyramid. The Great Pyramid (though resembling a tree covered miniature mountain) can be seen for quite some distance away, with the yellow church at the peak attracting most of... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is probably the worst tourist site I've visited in 2 months in Mexico. The entrance is now M$70 (same as Teotihuacan) to get in, good luck finding the entry to the site, nothing is marked and you need to keep walking around till you stumble across it. The outdoor archeological site can be seen from the street through a... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It was a shame that the tunnels were closed. Much of the site is not excavated. Climb to the church if you can. It is a great view. The church is very well preserved 19th century. The. Museum is eclectic from artefacts of the era to contemporary art from Oaxaca. I loved the fantastical Ali bride critters. Even if they... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The whole complex is large, with the smaller pyramids and "roads", the climb to the top of the mountain (which used to be the top of the pyramid), where the Church is. It takes some physical level to do it all. The highlight is going inside the large pyramid. Seeing the tunnels, which are very narrow and dark. NOTE: Be... More 

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Although the documentation was not up to usual INAH standards -- many pieces were undated and seemed out of context-- a relatively small anachronistic Olmec head seems to have rolled itself into an section with several stelae and altars. This is a marvelous and very long lived archeological park.. some say it dates from the Formative to the post Classic... More 

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Clovis, California
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The tunnels were closed to the sites but there were great museums and exhibitions featuring the volcanos, MesoAmerican history, art and more. The problem was trying to find where everything was located. Not many people to help and definitely not in English. The church above the site gives a great view of the space.

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Hof, Germany
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The great pyramid of Cholula shows the amazing capability of Aztec builders. It is accompanied by smaller pyramids and "roads". On top is a monastery, as can be seen in the excavations.

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