Cholula Puebla Magical Town | Where to Go and What to Do

Cholula Puebla
Magical Town

Where to Go & What to Do

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Cholula breathes deep pre-Hispanic airs. The city was built on the foundations of a great indigenous city.

Pre-Hispanic Cholula was a great metropolis inhabited for thousands of years. 

Temples were built over these indigenous sanctuaries, and today Cholula has 37 churches, which is surprising for a city of its size.

The image of the conquest in the Church of Los Remedios presides from the top of the great pyramid. The Soledad Chapel of the Parish of San Andrés bears witness.

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In this Magical Town the two great symbols of both cultures coexist just a few meters away: the Great Pyramid and the Franciscan Ex-convent of San Gabriel, one of the oldest convents in America.

The enormous Plaza de la Concordia is the center of Cholula. Under its portals, visitors and Cholulenses drink coffee, eat and share anecdotes. 

Every November, the soul vibrates with the sound of the orchestra of bells, an event that unites the churches of the magical town to ring in unison and form an extraordinary event.

🏙 Activities in Cholula Puebla

Top 10 Attractions

  1. Temple of Our Lady of Los Remedios
  2. Cholula Archaeological Zone
  3. Ex-convent of San Gabriel
  4. Capilla Real de Naturales
  5. Plaza de la Concordia
  6. Los Portales
  7. Cholula Regional Museum
  8. Puerto Escondido Waterpark
  9. Ethnobotanical Garden Francisco Peláez Roldan
  10. Temple of San Francisco Acatepec

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Cholula Puebla is a beautiful magical town for its architecture, its history and its people. It is located at a point where you can see Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. 

You can also see the contrast of cultures by visiting the Archaeological Zone of Cholula, whose pyramid is the widest in the world and at the top the church of remedies. From here you can have a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.

Cholula is known for combining the history of a pre-Hispanic town with the architectural and cultural richness of colonial constructions.

The iconic image of this Magical Town is the Church of Los Remedios, which dominates the landscape from the top of what was once the pre-Hispanic Great Pyramid.

The majestic Temple of San Francisco Acatepec boasts an incredible façade made with Talavera pieces. In this Magical Town coexist a few meters away the great symbols of two cultures: the Great Pyramid and the Franciscan Ex-convent of San Gabriel, one of the oldest convents in America.

Cholula is part of the metropolitan area of Puebla City and is located 20 minutes away from downtown.

So by car, cab or public transportation from Puebla city you can reach this Magical Town.

And it does not have its own main bus terminal, as the CAPU terminal in Puebla City is 14 km away from the tourist area of Cholula.

Both municipalities, San Andres Cholula and San Pedro Cholula share the denomination of Magical Town. That is why it is known simply as Cholula Pueblo Magico.

However, administratively the tourist attractions have been divided in half, with the midpoint being the church of Los Remedios. San Pedro Cholula administers everything to the north and west of the archaeological zone and San Andres Cholula everything to the south and east of the archaeological zone.

  • Cholula Archaeological Zone
  • Cholula Pyramid Tunnels
  • Plaza de la Concordia
  • Portal Guerrero – Los Portales
  • San Pedro Cholula Market
  • Talavera de la Reyna – Web Site
  • Temple of Our Lady of Los Remedios
  • Capilla Real o de Naturales
  • Ex-convent of San Gabriel
  • Santa Maria Tonantzintla Church
  • Temple of San Francisco Acatepec
  • Parish Church of San Andres Cholula
  • Museo de Sitio – Archaeological Zone
  • Cholula Regional Museum
  • Casa del Caballero Aguila – City Museum
  • Museo de la Talavera – Web Site
  • Sidra Copa de Oro Museum – La Barrica – Web Site
  • Zoo Parque Loro Puebla – Web Site
  • Ethnobotanical Garden Francisco Peláez Roldan Facebook
  • Puerto Escondido Waterpark Facebook
  • Viñedos Entreerres – Puebla vineyards – Web Site
  • Container City – Facebook
  • Cholula Cervecera – Facebook
  • Cerro Zapotecas

Where Cholula Puebla is located

Distance between Cholula and Other Cities

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Puebla City
12 Km | 7 Mi
20 minutos
Tlaxcala City
33 Km | 20 Mi
36 minutos
Mexico City
124 Km | 77 Mi
2 horas
Pachuca Hidalgo
139 km | 86 Mi
2 Horas
Cuernavaca Morelos
161 km | 100 Mi
2 Horas 20 Minutos

From Cholula to other Magical Towns

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Atlixco Puebla
33 km | 20 Mi
35 Minutes
Huamantla Tlaxcala
72 km | 44 Mi
1 Hora 10 minutos
Tlaxco Tlaxcala
78 km | 48 Mi
1 Hora 20 Minutos
Chignahuapan Puebla
117 km | 73 Mi
1 Hora 50 Minutos
Tlayacapan Morelos
124 km | 77 Mi
1 Hora 50 Minutos

Official Tourism Site

Marvel at the splendor of its elegant colonial buildings, streets and flavors that live up to its nickname "City Of the Angels".

A legend is responsible for this beautiful city being known as Puebla de los Angeles.