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Full-Day Private Puebla & Cholula Tour

Product ID: 59845
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Visit Puebla, a Human Heritage City by UNESCO with more than 2500 buildings included as a heritage. Your guide will take you to the main attractions, including the largest pyramid in the world!
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Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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  • Discover why Puebla is a Human Heritage City
  • Visit the Rosario Chapel completely covered in gold
  • Experience the most famous Mexican dishes
  • Go inside the largest pyramid in the world
  • Ride the funicular and admire a spectacular city view
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This private tour will take you to one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico: Puebla. It is said that it was planned by the angels!

Visit this colonial city only 2 hours away from Mexico City. The first stop will be the Magical Town of Cholula where the largest pyramid in the world stands. Its basement is 450 meters on each side and this makes it unique. You will have the opportunity to go inside the tunnels and discover why there is more than one pyramid. At the top of this archeological site there is a Catholic Church. When Spaniards arrived to Mexico, they decided to build a Catholic Church over each pyramid in order to convert the Indians to Catholicism. Continue to visit the Santa Maria Tonanzintla Temple, a beautiful example of the baroque style made byindiginous hands and a great place to take pictures.

Puebla has been designated by the UNESCO as a Human Heritage City, because of the richness of its architecture: You will visit the Cathedral, it´s construction began in 1575 and in 1649 it was consecrated by Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. Since construction took so long the building incorporated different styles that include the Herrerian, Baroque, and Neoclassical. The Palafoxiana Library was founded by Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza in 1646 whoe donated 5,000 books. The collection grew over the years and today boasts over 45,000 volumes. The beautiful cedar shelves housing the books date from the 18th century and the collection includes such treasures as the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel in the incunable edition of 1493, and the Practical Botanical History by Joseph Galeatium from 1761. 

Continue walking by the beautiful Zocalo or Main Plaza. Admire the Mayor's Palace and the sourrounding buildings. Visit Templo de Santo Domingo. This Dominican building was constructed between 1571 and 1659 and while the quarried stone facade is very sobering, inside the abundant decoration stands in stark contrast to the exterior. This is the home of the splendid Rosario Chapel which is coated with gilded stucco and gold leaf. Time to stop by the "candy street" where all kinds of traditional sweets are sold. When Puebla was founded, many convents were established so the magical nun´s hands created these famous desserts as well as the most famous Mexican dishes: Mole Poblano and Chile en Nogada. You will have the chance to taste either one in this tour as well as a traditional dessert.

Transfer to the Guadalupe and Loreto forts where the famous "5 de Mayo Battle" took place against the french army.

Return to Mexico City.

  • Round transportation Mexico City
  • Puebla
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide - Admissions
  • Lunch with one drink (not alcoholic)
  • Taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

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Wear comfortable shoes, a cap, and a jacket.

Weather conditions may change during the visit.

From US$ 223 per person

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Product ID: 59845