Santa María Tonantzintla

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  • From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

    1. From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

    Arrive in the city of Cholula and visit the Great Pyramid, with a basement that looks like an archaeological site (comparable to the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt). 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...

    If you are in CDMX and want to experience Cholula and Puebla as a day trip...then this is the tour you were looking for. Don't hesitate to book it. It is a private tour which means you will maximize the day by spending more time in both cities.

  • From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

    2. 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 existence. Explore the underground tunnels, elaborate altars, and climb to the top of the pyramid. Wander the large plateau on the the top of the pyramid, taking note of the ornate church and views of the surrounding volcanoes. Afterwards, 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. Afterwards, you’ll head to a pottery studio for a tasting of 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. Afterwards, you’ll head back for drop-off in any point i...

  • Puebla: Cholula and Baroque Architecture Private Day Tour

    3. 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. Spend some time exploring the tunnels beneath the pyramid and learn about the ancient civilization that built it. 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...

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What people are saying about Santa María Tonantzintla

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 24 reviews

It was great to have your own car with a local englisch speaking Tourguide. The day was tailored to our interests. In Cholula there was another local Tourguide, an archaeologist, showing us the place. It was so informative and we became a good idea over the excavation site. We also went to two amazing churches and learned a lot over the christening in Mexico. Puebla itself is do pretty with all those colonial buildings. Had a great lunch with local specialities. At the end of the tour in Puebla around 4 pm we were very tired but very hapy.

Javier and Alberto were excellent! They are both very knowledgeable and take pride in their work. Javier pays attention to details to make sure you are safe and comfortable while enjoying your tour. By the end of the trip it was like being on a tour with a friend. And...if you are in Mexico City I recommend this tour. If walking is not your thing you may want to pick another excursion.

We had a wonderful time doing the tour with our fantastic tour guide Alberto in Cholula and Francisco in Puebla. They are so patient and knowledgeable too. A must do your when you are in Mexico City. We lost our drone in Cholula and thanks to the can-do attitude/persistence of Alberto that he was able to retrieve it the next day.

If you are in CDMX and want to experience Cholula and Puebla as a day trip...then this is the tour you were looking for. Don't hesitate to book it. It is a private tour which means you will maximize the day by spending more time in both cities.

Very nice experience, perfectly organized, great guides... Can really recommend it!