There is a song called “Que Chula es Puebla” (or How beautiful is Puebla).
If Puebla is beautiful, then Cholula is magnificent.
Puebla’s western neighbor (it is located 7 miles from the center) is famous because of its Great Pyramid. Visitors are used to make a short trip to this ancient city. Based on what I experienced, Cholula needs a decent amount of time to be explored. I have to say I am guilty of rushing thru it. I only allocated half day for a visit and barely had time to have lunch. I wanted to stop at every shop (they have a lot of Middle Eastern and Indian stores). I wanted to visit the market. I wanted to sit down in the main plaza. I wanted to talk more to its residents.
Consider the following about Cholula:
- It is oldest continuously inhabited city in America. It was founded in 500 B.C.
- It has the biggest pyramid in the world (in terms of volume).
- It has one of the biggest portals in Latin America.
- The city is divided in two municipalities: San Pedro Cholula and San Andres Cholula.
- San Andres Cholula has a Container City (made of large shipping containers).
- The Mercado Municipal has some of the best food found in Mexico.
- Cholula was named Magic Town of Mexico about a month after I visited.
- Legend says it has 365 churches, one for each day of the year.
I believe the previous facts give enough reasons to consider Cholula as a magnificent city. As usual, I will give you the opportunity to judge by yourself based in the following set of pictures.
What do you think about Cholula? Let me know in the comments section below.