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Cholula, Pue.

It is located 8 km. west of the city of Puebla, at an altitude of 2,146 mts. above the sea, facing the beautiful scenery of the eternally snow-capped volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. Its foundation dates back to 500 B.C.

"Cholula" is translated from the Nahuatl language as "water that falls on the place of escape." This is related to the arrival groups valley Toltecs after their expulsion from Tula around 1,000 AD. Precisely the Toltecs who formed here the largest ceremonial center of Anahuac, turning Cholula in the "Holy City".

One of the monuments that characterizes this city is its great pyramid topped by a shrine to the Virgin of the Remedies. With the conquest it became the symbol of the superposition of the Catholic Church on the largest pyramid in the world dedicated to the God Quetzalcoatl indigenous.

The Great Pyramid we now see like a natural hill offers an important view aa mass of 62 mts. formed by high adobe bricks for the base measures approx. 400 mts. per side is considered the world's largest total
The Pyramid has been explored through tunnels and overlays have discovered several constructive. As elsewhere in Mexico, each new culture that came to a city covered in the above. Thus in Cholula different architectures found in the pyramid in flats overlapping of different styles to include the Olmeca and Teotihuacan.

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The city also has fine examples of colonial architecture and the largest Central Plaza Mexico, after the Metropolitan. Surrounding this vast esplanade the monumental site formed by the Church and Convent of San Gabriel, the Church of the Third Order of the Royal Chapel with its chapels, its courts and the Library of Sahún Bernanrdino Franciscan Friar, the Parish of San Pedro, the City Museum "Casa del Caballero eagle", and Guerrero Portal
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