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Tule Tree

Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest tree” (12 reviews)
“small church” (6 reviews)
“worth a visit” (15 reviews)
Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Oaxaca many years ago and didn't chance to know Tule tree, so this time my visit was influence by this atraction. See this tree is like being in Avatar Movie, just in front of the Ancient, Majestic and biggest tree in the world,...More

Thank Erick J
Reviewed 9 July 2017

El Tule is a huge Cypress, a natural wonder... there's a 2nd one on the other side of the small church that's "only" 1000 years old. However, for us the real fun was finding everything that is "prohibido" in the pretty town square. Of course,...More

Thank asoler
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Really big tree... the biggest one wide wise, I will definitely recommend it if you speak Spanish as you tip a guide (a children) and they show you the figures... in a funny way. If not just a big tree again if you are around,...More

Thank DavidHG
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is literally just a tree. Only difference is that it is bigger than a normal tree. Not worth visiting

Thank emegs24
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I was so amazed when I visited this amazing tree, it has a history to tell, my family and I enjoyed it...well, first of all the ticket is really cheap, less than a dolar...you can find figures on it..people have named some of them, like...More

Thank TTime_TTraveler
Reviewed 12 March 2017

very good place to visit you can watch this old tree in EL TULE, also you can find handcrafts in the same place.

Thank Manuel M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

and well worth a detour to see it. Though to be around 2000 year of age it has to be second only to the Red woods of the US,vast girth is astounding and set in the grounds of a splendid church which itself is in...More

Thank RoyL65
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Imagine that Spaniards didn´t discovered America when this tree was something big already! The church besides is small, simply and beautiful. If you were in oaxaca for one day and you didn´t visit this beauty, don´t tell your friends you visited Oaxaca...

Thank fcortina
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Impressed site to see. Really amazing how big those cypress can grow. And the locals have take care of it very well including the surrounding courtyard.

Thank ToyotaAdventureros
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Tule Tree is found in front of a lovely 17th Century spanish church. It is the biggest tree in the world and has been visited by many famous scientists and botanists over time. Gardens surronding site have some interesting specimans, but not 100% sure...More

Thank Kristin B
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Geronimo R
20 April 2017|
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Response from fcortina | Reviewed this property |
Hi, what I did is grab a cab from your hotel or even in the street and propose them to hire for one day trip or hald day, they charge by hour. signals are not always clear nor the roads, I think is the best option same... More
Lizette m
5 May 2015|
Response from erica_mb_64 | Reviewed this property |
Not much really. Unless you want to see the small shops around. There's only the tree and the chapel. But the town is like all other towns, so you can look around if you want. Have fun on the trip!