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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth stopping to see this old tree. The best bit was that young school children were the guides, in whatever language. this was their reward for working well over the last year at school.

Thank MCook18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this old tree many times. It is well worth the drive or ride from Oaxaca City and not far away. Your visit can be quick if you prefer, but a stroll around the square and a bite to eat in the market...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interesting to see such an old tree. However would not make a special trip here. Town is ok nothing notable. Lots of tour groups go here since there is a limited number of tourist attractions outside Oxaca.

Thank worldtraveler77_12
Reviewed August 10, 2018

There's the tree, a garden, and a church. Children volunteer as guides, pointing out different shapes in the tree. They can give rather entertaining interpretations of the shapes, in English. Not much to see here.

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Look, I get that it's 2000 years old and it's very large, but it's just a tree. There are big trees everywhere. It's just a tree!

Thank samuelborgen
Reviewed July 13, 2018

HUGE, Massive, old tree in the middle of a tiny town. It's quite impressive. 2000 years old and I think it holds the record for the largest trunk. There's also a beautiful little church right next to it. I went with a guided tour so...More

Thank maitai522
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Massive tree and impressive to see. If driving by, worth the quick stop to see the tree, church and town square. Can take 15 to 30 minutes depending on how fast you walk and if you stop to shop.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I will not regurgitate the raptures others have gone into about the Tule Tree. the statistics are really impressive and if you have an hour or two, it is well worth the visit (and 10 peso entrance fee). You can get there from Oaxaca by...More

Thank DavidCoysh
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The small town of El Tule is just a short drive from Oaxaca, well worth it to see its amazing natural botanical wonder, a tree which is at least 1,500-years-old (possibly as much as 2,000-years-old). El Árbor del Tule, located inside a gated churchyard, dwarfs...More

Thank Funambulator
Reviewed May 19, 2018

It's as big as everyone says and as inspiring, towering over the village church. But don't ignore the gardens , well kept, and look at some good examples of topiary - some rather whimsical !

Thank Veronica014
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Geronimo R
April 20, 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
May 5, 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!