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Puebla & Cholula

by Amigo Tours
per adult Price is $58
Duration: {0} Duration: 9h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

Pre-hispanic & Spanish colonial architecture & culture

Lavish Mexican Baroque church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla

Archaeological site at the enormous Great Pyramid of Cholula

Free time to have lunch & explore Puebla's historic center

Visit to the sumptuous gilded Rosary Chapel at Santo Domingo

Highlights

Pre-hispanic & Spanish colonial architecture & culture

Lavish Mexican Baroque church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla

Archaeological site at the enormous Great Pyramid of Cholula

Free time to have lunch & explore Puebla's historic center

Visit to the sumptuous gilded Rosary Chapel at Santo Domingo

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per adult
$57.15

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Puebla & Cholula

Activity Location

Puebla

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • NH Reforma Hotel

    155 Calle Liverpool

    Ciudad de México 06600

  • Back side of Palacio de Bellas Artes

    Avenida Juárez

    Mexico City

  • Auditorio Nacional, by the Lunario Stone

    50 Paseo de la Reforma

    Ciudad de México 11550


Description

Delve into Puebla’s pre-Hispanic history and colonial past with a cultural and architectural tour of its fascinating churches, ancient archaeological sites, and charming, UNESCO-designated center.

Make your way to the meeting point and ride to the church at Santa Maria Tonantzintla. Its spectacularly mosaicked interior blends indigenous and Baroque styles in a wild explosion of designs and details for an elaborate effect known as horror vacui, or fear of empty space.

This intriguing mix of pre-Hispanic elements and Christian culture is even more apparent at Cholula, where a Catholic church is perched on top of a pre-Columbian Teotihuacan pyramid. Enter the excavation tunnels dug into this archaeological site for a look at the staircases, structures, and murals within.

From Cholula, head into colonial Puebla. Known as “The City of Angels,” Puebla’s cosmopolitan vibe and traditional flavor earned it a nod from UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch at your leisure—Puebla is the birthplace of the emblematic Mexican dish, mole. Then stroll the historic center to scope out the beautiful talavera tiles and frescoes that ornament the city’s buildings and façades.

Listen to the legends behind Puebla’s austere cathedral’s soaring bell tower—it’s said that angels raised the 18,000 pound (8,100 kg) bell to the top of the lofty belfry. Then step into the gilded stucco and onyx stonework of the Rosary Chapel at Santo Domingo. It’s a dazzling conclusion to your day in Puebla.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Puebla and Cholula

  • Admission fees

  • Live commentary in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.


Puebla & Cholula ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

3.5 out of 5

3/5 Sep 2, 2019

They were very disorganized we left 45 minutes late. Lulu the tour guide was very stress which that made her very short temper she was very rude her attitude got better about four hours later but the morning was very uncomfortable. The air condition was not turned on unless we ask 2 times before the driver mind us. Although the trip was beautiful and Lulu did gave a detailed information for each icon.

Sandra C

United States

3/5 Jun 28, 2019

This was a good trip. We got to see two different towns and walked around Puebla. They walk to see the church in Cholula is exhausting but still very doable. It was great to see these places. Rodolfo was our guide and he was very knowledgeable of the areas and I would recommend this tour!

Denise M

United States

3/5 Jun 21, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour guide and itinerary, I think the tour company needs to upgrade their fleet of buses however, the one we rode in was a bit on the old side and had terrible suspension considering how the rides in Mexico City are. The sights and places we went were spectacular and we enjoyed the tour.

Donald R

United States