Santa María Tonantzintla Church, Puebla

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From Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla Day Trip

From Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla Day Trip

Enjoy a full day tour to the most beautiful and important historical sites outside Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla. You will start driving from Mexico City and cross the highway with the mountains in the backdrop, towards the east side of the city. Admire breathtaking views and beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and get to the town of Cholula. Then, head to Santa María de Tonantzintla, this unique Church combines two religious interpretations that coexist (the indigenous and the Christian) and it its considered the most representative church of the indigenous baroque art. Visit the Cathedral and the historic center of Puebla in a guided walking tour, that will take you to the most important and representative places of this "City of Angels". Before returning to Mexico City, you'll be able to taste the local food, visit Parian Market and have free time to explore on your own.

Puebla and Cholula 1-Day Tour from Mexico City

Puebla and Cholula 1-Day Tour from Mexico City

Puebla, known as the City of Angels, is famous for its colonial architecture and its food. This 1-day tour is a culinary, archaeological, and architectural delight, taking you to Puebla and Cholula, one of Mexico's Pueblo Magicos (Magic Towns) with the largest Mesoamerican pyramid in the Americas. Visit the largest pyramid by base width in the town of Cholula. See Santa Maria Tonantzintla, a fascinating church in Cholula that displays a fusion of indigenous, pre-Hispanic design with colonial Baroque architecture – a truly fascinating and beautiful sight! You arrive in Puebla just in time for lunch, where you can enjoy the culinary delights. Try the Mole Poblano, the Tamales, and some colorful Pepitorias, or Obleas for dessert. Your guide can help you choose your food. Walk off your lunch with a tour around the colonial streets of Puebla, with its 16th and 18th century buildings and craft markets to enjoy.

From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

After pickup from your accommodation in Puebla, you’ll head straight to the archaeological site of Cholula, home to the largest pyramid in the world. Climb to the top of the pyramid and wander the large plateau of the pyramid, taking note of the ornate church and views of the surrounding volcanoes. Afterward, head to the Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla in the town of Cholula, a chapel famous for its elaborate interior decorations and significance to local religious tradition. Then head to a pottery studio to taste artisanal spirits, including eggnog and other locally-crafted liquors.  You’ll end your day by heading to the brilliantly colorful Church of San Francisco Acatepec to explore the exquisite details of the mosaics, inside and out. Return back with drop-off at any point in Puebla City. Sundays and Mondays the Archaeological site is closed.

From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Small Group Tour

From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Small Group Tour

Arrive in the city of Cholula and visit the Great Pyramid, the archaeological site and the Museum. Ascend to the Our Lady of Remedies Church, a church built on top of the pyramid. Later, visit the church of Santa María Tonantzintla - unique for its interior decoration composed of indigenous motifs and Catholic elements. Learn about how the Indigenous peoples of Tonatzintla wanted to represent Tlaloc, the god of rain, in the dome of the sky chapel. Witness how every little carved face is not an angel, but rather an Indigenous person who died and was reincarnated in the sky. Finally, visit the church of San Francisco Acatepec - a beautiful and unforgettable church. After this, discover one of Mexico's cities with the greatest cultural heritage during a fascinating tour of “Puebla de los Ángeles”. Admire the extraordinary scenery protected by the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. Visit the cathedral, which is cross-shaped and consists of 5 naves. See how the central altar was constructed in an octagonal shape whilst the other 4 altars face in the direction of compass points. Marvel at the bell towers which are the largest in Mexico. Continue on to visit the famous Capilla del Rosario, which in its day was considered as one of the 8 wonders of the world. Step inside the chapel to see a statue of the Virgin of the Rosary, surrounded by numerous saints, angels, and martyrs. At the end of the tour, stroll down Calle de los Dulces and get to know the many iconic typical desserts. At 6 PM return to Mexico City where your tour will end.

From Mexico City: Cholula, Puebla

From Mexico City: Cholula, Puebla

Heading to the State of Puebla, the first stop is in the municipality of Cholula, where the largest pyramid of the Choluteca culture in the world is located. You will learn the history of the church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and you will be able to admire the panoramic beauty that this place offers. Half an hour from Cholula we continue our journey towards the city of Puebla, visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral and the church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán where you can admire the chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary, in baroque style made by the Tlaxcalan indigenous people. Time to visit the artisan market.

From Puebla: Tour to Cholula

From Puebla: Tour to Cholula

Explore the enchanting town of Cholula on this tour by Viajes Caravan. Delve into the history and culture of Cholula as you visit landmarks such as the Temple of San Francisco Acatepec, the Temple of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, and the Archaeological Zone of Cholula. Admire the beauty of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies and the Convent of San Gabriel. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of San Pedro Market and learn about the town's heritage at the Cholula Regional Museum. Itinerary Stop At: Cholula, Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast * Temple of San Francisco Acatepec. * Temple of Santa Maria Tonantzintla. * Archaeological Zone of Cholula. * Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. * Convent of San Gabriel. * San Pedro Market. * Cholula Regional Museum

Puebla: Cholula and Baroque Architecture Private Day Tour

Puebla: Cholula and Baroque Architecture Private Day Tour

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Puebla and travels to the city of Cholula. Visit the Great Pyramid, the largest pyramid in the world with a history dating back to the 3rd century B.C. After your tour of the pyramid, enjoy a tasting session of traditional Mexican liquors as well as a popular eggnog beverage. Next, visit the San Francisco Acatepec's Church, best known for its impressive Talavera mosaic and red brick facade. Later, continue the tour to some of the region’s best examples of Baroque architecture. Stop at the Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, built in the 16th century, to admire its truly incredible and intricate interior. Finally, visit the International Museum of the Baroque, which boasts an unforgettable architectural experience. The tour ends with drop-off back to your accommodation. Please note that the the Museum of the Baroque is closed on Mondays. Sundays and Mondays the Archaeological site is closed

Mexico City: Discover Puebla, Cholula, and Tonantzintla

Mexico City: Discover Puebla, Cholula, and Tonantzintla

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Mesoamerican heritage with our Puebla - Cholula and Tonantzintla Tour, offering a captivating exploration of Mexico's cultural treasures. The journey begins at 09:00 am as we depart for Cholula, home to the largest pyramid in Mesoamerica, standing majestically at 65 meters in height. Marvel at the grandeur of this ancient structure before continuing to Santa María Tonantzintla, where you'll discover a temple adorned with intricate decorations crafted by indigenous hands. Be captivated by the stunning roof and vault of the church, adorned with a plethora of relief figures depicting fruits, angels, cherubs, and saints, offering a glimpse into the indigenous interpretation of heaven and devotion to the Virgin or mother Tonantzin. Next, we venture to Puebla de los Ángeles, founded in 1531, to admire its architectural gems. Explore the Renaissance and Baroque styles of the Cathedral, the second largest in Mexico, and marvel at the ornate beauty of Santo Domingo Church and its exquisite Chapel of the Rosary, adorned with golden altarpieces of sacred significance. Savor a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant, offering a tantalizing array of typical and international cuisine, including the renowned Mole dish. Afterward, enjoy free time to wander through Puebla's historic center, adorned with charming churches and historic buildings, and visit the Parían market to peruse handicrafts and sweets, including the famous Talavera tiles. The tour concludes with a return to Mexico City around 18:30 hrs, leaving you with cherished memories of a journey through Mesoamerican heritage.

Mexico City: Cholula and Puebla Exploration Tour

Mexico City: Cholula and Puebla Exploration Tour

Experience the rich history and vibrant culture of Mexico with a full-day tour of Cholula and Puebla. Departing from Ciudad de Mexico, our adventure begins with a scenic drive to the picturesque city of Cholula. Explore the ancient pyramid of Cholula, one of the largest archaeological sites in Mexico, and marvel at its impressive size and historical significance. Visit the Church of Santa Maria de Tonantzintla, renowned for its stunning indigenous Baroque architecture and intricate interior. Next, journey to the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and take in panoramic views of Cholula and the surrounding countryside. Don't miss the opportunity to browse the handicrafts market and discover unique treasures crafted by local artisans. Continue your journey to cosmopolitan Puebla, known for its rich culinary heritage, colonial architecture, and vibrant arts scene. Explore the historic downtown area and be captivated by the beauty of its talavera handicrafts, exquisite cuisine, and colorful artist's quarter. Visit the iconic Chapel of the Rosary, adorned with stunning gold leaf decorations, and marvel at the grandeur of the Cathedral Basilica of Puebla, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Throughout the tour, enjoy insightful commentary from our professional guide, who will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and traditions of Cholula and Puebla.

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From Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla Day Trip

From Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla Day Trip

Enjoy a full day tour to the most beautiful and important historical sites outside Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla. You will start driving from Mexico City and cross the highway with the mountains in the backdrop, towards the east side of the city. Admire breathtaking views and beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and get to the town of Cholula. Then, head to Santa María de Tonantzintla, this unique Church combines two religious interpretations that coexist (the indigenous and the Christian) and it its considered the most representative church of the indigenous baroque art. Visit the Cathedral and the historic center of Puebla in a guided walking tour, that will take you to the most important and representative places of this "City of Angels". Before returning to Mexico City, you'll be able to taste the local food, visit Parian Market and have free time to explore on your own.

Puebla and Cholula 1-Day Tour from Mexico City

Puebla and Cholula 1-Day Tour from Mexico City

Puebla, known as the City of Angels, is famous for its colonial architecture and its food. This 1-day tour is a culinary, archaeological, and architectural delight, taking you to Puebla and Cholula, one of Mexico's Pueblo Magicos (Magic Towns) with the largest Mesoamerican pyramid in the Americas. Visit the largest pyramid by base width in the town of Cholula. See Santa Maria Tonantzintla, a fascinating church in Cholula that displays a fusion of indigenous, pre-Hispanic design with colonial Baroque architecture – a truly fascinating and beautiful sight! You arrive in Puebla just in time for lunch, where you can enjoy the culinary delights. Try the Mole Poblano, the Tamales, and some colorful Pepitorias, or Obleas for dessert. Your guide can help you choose your food. Walk off your lunch with a tour around the colonial streets of Puebla, with its 16th and 18th century buildings and craft markets to enjoy.

From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

After pickup from your accommodation in Puebla, you’ll head straight to the archaeological site of Cholula, home to the largest pyramid in the world. Climb to the top of the pyramid and wander the large plateau of the pyramid, taking note of the ornate church and views of the surrounding volcanoes. Afterward, head to the Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla in the town of Cholula, a chapel famous for its elaborate interior decorations and significance to local religious tradition. Then head to a pottery studio to taste artisanal spirits, including eggnog and other locally-crafted liquors.  You’ll end your day by heading to the brilliantly colorful Church of San Francisco Acatepec to explore the exquisite details of the mosaics, inside and out. Return back with drop-off at any point in Puebla City. Sundays and Mondays the Archaeological site is closed.

From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Small Group Tour

From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Small Group Tour

Arrive in the city of Cholula and visit the Great Pyramid, the archaeological site and the Museum. Ascend to the Our Lady of Remedies Church, a church built on top of the pyramid. Later, visit the church of Santa María Tonantzintla - unique for its interior decoration composed of indigenous motifs and Catholic elements. Learn about how the Indigenous peoples of Tonatzintla wanted to represent Tlaloc, the god of rain, in the dome of the sky chapel. Witness how every little carved face is not an angel, but rather an Indigenous person who died and was reincarnated in the sky. Finally, visit the church of San Francisco Acatepec - a beautiful and unforgettable church. After this, discover one of Mexico's cities with the greatest cultural heritage during a fascinating tour of “Puebla de los Ángeles”. Admire the extraordinary scenery protected by the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. Visit the cathedral, which is cross-shaped and consists of 5 naves. See how the central altar was constructed in an octagonal shape whilst the other 4 altars face in the direction of compass points. Marvel at the bell towers which are the largest in Mexico. Continue on to visit the famous Capilla del Rosario, which in its day was considered as one of the 8 wonders of the world. Step inside the chapel to see a statue of the Virgin of the Rosary, surrounded by numerous saints, angels, and martyrs. At the end of the tour, stroll down Calle de los Dulces and get to know the many iconic typical desserts. At 6 PM return to Mexico City where your tour will end.

From Mexico City: Cholula, Puebla

From Mexico City: Cholula, Puebla

Heading to the State of Puebla, the first stop is in the municipality of Cholula, where the largest pyramid of the Choluteca culture in the world is located. You will learn the history of the church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and you will be able to admire the panoramic beauty that this place offers. Half an hour from Cholula we continue our journey towards the city of Puebla, visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral and the church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán where you can admire the chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary, in baroque style made by the Tlaxcalan indigenous people. Time to visit the artisan market.

From Puebla: Tour to Cholula

From Puebla: Tour to Cholula

Explore the enchanting town of Cholula on this tour by Viajes Caravan. Delve into the history and culture of Cholula as you visit landmarks such as the Temple of San Francisco Acatepec, the Temple of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, and the Archaeological Zone of Cholula. Admire the beauty of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies and the Convent of San Gabriel. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of San Pedro Market and learn about the town's heritage at the Cholula Regional Museum. Itinerary Stop At: Cholula, Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast * Temple of San Francisco Acatepec. * Temple of Santa Maria Tonantzintla. * Archaeological Zone of Cholula. * Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. * Convent of San Gabriel. * San Pedro Market. * Cholula Regional Museum

Puebla: Cholula and Baroque Architecture Private Day Tour

Puebla: Cholula and Baroque Architecture Private Day Tour

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Puebla and travels to the city of Cholula. Visit the Great Pyramid, the largest pyramid in the world with a history dating back to the 3rd century B.C. After your tour of the pyramid, enjoy a tasting session of traditional Mexican liquors as well as a popular eggnog beverage. Next, visit the San Francisco Acatepec's Church, best known for its impressive Talavera mosaic and red brick facade. Later, continue the tour to some of the region’s best examples of Baroque architecture. Stop at the Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, built in the 16th century, to admire its truly incredible and intricate interior. Finally, visit the International Museum of the Baroque, which boasts an unforgettable architectural experience. The tour ends with drop-off back to your accommodation. Please note that the the Museum of the Baroque is closed on Mondays. Sundays and Mondays the Archaeological site is closed

Mexico City: Discover Puebla, Cholula, and Tonantzintla

Mexico City: Discover Puebla, Cholula, and Tonantzintla

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Mesoamerican heritage with our Puebla - Cholula and Tonantzintla Tour, offering a captivating exploration of Mexico's cultural treasures. The journey begins at 09:00 am as we depart for Cholula, home to the largest pyramid in Mesoamerica, standing majestically at 65 meters in height. Marvel at the grandeur of this ancient structure before continuing to Santa María Tonantzintla, where you'll discover a temple adorned with intricate decorations crafted by indigenous hands. Be captivated by the stunning roof and vault of the church, adorned with a plethora of relief figures depicting fruits, angels, cherubs, and saints, offering a glimpse into the indigenous interpretation of heaven and devotion to the Virgin or mother Tonantzin. Next, we venture to Puebla de los Ángeles, founded in 1531, to admire its architectural gems. Explore the Renaissance and Baroque styles of the Cathedral, the second largest in Mexico, and marvel at the ornate beauty of Santo Domingo Church and its exquisite Chapel of the Rosary, adorned with golden altarpieces of sacred significance. Savor a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant, offering a tantalizing array of typical and international cuisine, including the renowned Mole dish. Afterward, enjoy free time to wander through Puebla's historic center, adorned with charming churches and historic buildings, and visit the Parían market to peruse handicrafts and sweets, including the famous Talavera tiles. The tour concludes with a return to Mexico City around 18:30 hrs, leaving you with cherished memories of a journey through Mesoamerican heritage.

Mexico City: Cholula and Puebla Exploration Tour

Mexico City: Cholula and Puebla Exploration Tour

Experience the rich history and vibrant culture of Mexico with a full-day tour of Cholula and Puebla. Departing from Ciudad de Mexico, our adventure begins with a scenic drive to the picturesque city of Cholula. Explore the ancient pyramid of Cholula, one of the largest archaeological sites in Mexico, and marvel at its impressive size and historical significance. Visit the Church of Santa Maria de Tonantzintla, renowned for its stunning indigenous Baroque architecture and intricate interior. Next, journey to the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and take in panoramic views of Cholula and the surrounding countryside. Don't miss the opportunity to browse the handicrafts market and discover unique treasures crafted by local artisans. Continue your journey to cosmopolitan Puebla, known for its rich culinary heritage, colonial architecture, and vibrant arts scene. Explore the historic downtown area and be captivated by the beauty of its talavera handicrafts, exquisite cuisine, and colorful artist's quarter. Visit the iconic Chapel of the Rosary, adorned with stunning gold leaf decorations, and marvel at the grandeur of the Cathedral Basilica of Puebla, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Throughout the tour, enjoy insightful commentary from our professional guide, who will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and traditions of Cholula and Puebla.

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One of the best tours I ever booked. Angela is a terrific guide, she has an incredible knowledge, answers all questions in an excellent manner, leaves room for own exploration, above all, she is very sympathetic and made this tour an unforgettable one. I strongly recommend to book this tour with Angela and her driver Hilberto.

The pick-up was punctual. Both Carlo and Francesco for very welcoming. Carlo gave us interesting g information on all the places we visited as well as a brief history of Mexico. The places visited were beautiful especially Puebla. Lunch was delicious and not too expensive. I highly recommend this trip!

Bernardo the guide is very nice and taught us some words in naual? The driver is very agile and knows the route. We arrived in good weather. I would appreciate a little more time in Puebla to shop for sweets and crafts.

I liked it a lot, we have seen magical places and the guide's excellent explanation. In addition, we have had time to see everything relaxed, with time to enjoy on our own.

excellent , rain/ clouds but still worth it. beautiful church, steep stair climb. or steep ramp comfortable ride all the way. bathroom needed toilet paper.