• San Pedro Cholula

Highly recommended

  • Enter the Great Pyramid through its tunnel system. Amazing.

  • Have a coffee with views of the Ex-convent of San Gabriel in the archways of the Plaza de la Concordia.

  • Find the best viewpoint among the columns of the Royal Chapel, designed as the Mosque of Cordoba.

  • Relive the emotion of the Ritual to Quetzalcoatl, listen to the symphony of the Vaniloquium, or be part of the great Carnival party.

  • Delight in typical food at the Market with the exquisite Cholulteca seasoning.

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37 temples, a convent and a pyramid. Masks, bells and the ritual of Quetzalcoatl.

The pre-Hispanic Cholula was a great metropolis inhabited for thousands of years. Hernán Cortés thought upon seeing how many teocalis he could pray in a different temple every day of the year. On these indigenous shrines temples were built; and today San Pedro Cholula has 37 churches, which is surprising for a city of its size. 

In this Magical Town the two great symbols of both cultures coexist within a few meters of each other: the Great Pyramid and the Franciscan Ex-convent of San Gabriel, one of the oldest convents in America.

The enormous Plaza de la Concordia is the center of San Pedro. Under its long archways, visitors and locals drink coffee, eat and share anecdotes admiring the protective presence of the battlements of the former convent, an authentic angular stone of the urban layout.

Here the town dresses up to celebrate, with masks and colorful costumes, its Carnival. From here you feel the soul vibrate with each sound of the orchestra of bells which all San Pedro becomes every November. Nearby, in the Pyramid, Quetzalcoatl wakes up with the spring.

SURROUNDING AREA

To the north lies Juan C. Bonilla, Coronango and Cuautlancingo, to the south San Gregorio Atzompa and San Andrés Cholula, to the east Puebla, and to the west San Jerónimo Tecuanipan and Calpan.

In this Magical Town the two great symbols of both cultures coexist within a few meters of each other: the Great Pyramid and the Franciscan Ex-convent of San Gabriel, one of the oldest convents in America.

The enormous Plaza de la Concordia is the center of San Pedro. Under its long archways, visitors and locals drink coffee, eat and share anecdotes admiring the protective presence of the battlements of the former convent, an authentic angular stone of the urban layout.

Here the town dresses up to celebrate, with masks and colorful costumes, its Carnival. From here you feel the soul vibrate with each sound of the orchestra of bells which all San Pedro becomes every November. Nearby, in the Pyramid, Quetzalcoatl wakes up with the spring.

SURROUNDING AREA

To the north lies Juan C. Bonilla, Coronango and Cuautlancingo, to the south San Gregorio Atzompa and San Andrés Cholula, to the east Puebla, and to the west San Jerónimo Tecuanipan and Calpan.

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In this Magical Town the two great symbols of both cultures coexist within a few meters of each other: the Great Pyramid and the Franciscan Ex-convent of San Gabriel, one of the oldest convents in America.

The enormous Plaza de la Concordia is the center of San Pedro. Under its long archways, visitors and locals drink coffee, eat and share anecdotes admiring the protective presence of the battlements of the former convent, an authentic angular stone of the urban layout.

Here the town dresses up to celebrate, with masks and colorful costumes, its Carnival. From here you feel the soul vibrate with each sound of the orchestra of bells which all San Pedro becomes every November. Nearby, in the Pyramid, Quetzalcoatl wakes up with the spring.

SURROUNDING AREA

To the north lies Juan C. Bonilla, Coronango and Cuautlancingo, to the south San Gregorio Atzompa and San Andrés Cholula, to the east Puebla, and to the west San Jerónimo Tecuanipan and Calpan.

Highly recommended

  • Enter the Great Pyramid through its tunnel system. Amazing.

  • Have a coffee with views of the Ex-convent of San Gabriel in the archways of the Plaza de la Concordia.

  • Find the best viewpoint among the columns of the Royal Chapel, designed as the Mosque of Cordoba.

  • Relive the emotion of the Ritual to Quetzalcoatl, listen to the symphony of the Vaniloquium, or be part of the great Carnival party.

  • Delight in typical food at the Market with the exquisite Cholulteca seasoning.

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