Wandering Cholula, Mexico

Wandering Cholula, Mexico, Cholula, Mexico (B)

Travel is rife with surprises, both good and bad. Normally, I’m not one for surprises but sometimes, I get one at which even I can’t be annoyed. Part of my trip to Mexico was to visit a friend in Puebla. Close to that city is a place called Cholula. I’d never heard of it but man, was I ever happy to explore it! It had everything I could want – historical sights, food, markets, and people watching. As a surprise location, one that wasn’t on my list of “things to do, places to go”, it was a great reminder why flexible travel plans make for great experiences.

Cholula can be found in central Mexico and the city is the typical colonial style of grid streets, a central square, grand buildings, and a million churches. However, just because the city is clearly colonial, that isn’t all it is – the area has been occupied since about 500BCE! So it’s Hispanic history, while now front and centre as you wander around, is only a drop in the bucket compared to its pre-colonial times. While you can spend a couple days exploring everything to be seen in and around Cholula, here are five highlights you should not miss: ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Wandering Cholula, Mexico
Guide Location: Mexico » Cholula
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kendra Seignoret
Read it on Author's Website: http://rustytraveltrunk.com/cholula/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza de la Concordia
  • Church of Santa María Tonantzintla
  • Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Church