Visit the Oldest City in America: Cholula

Visit Mexico City Part 2 of 5
August 7, 2018
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Located just a couple of hours outside of Mexico City is the amazing city of Cholula. Considered the oldest city in the Americas, there are many beautiful and unique sites to see and culture to take in.

Placed before a backdrop of the Popocatepetl volcano, there are many archaeological marvels to see including the largest pyramid in the world – The Great Pyramid. The Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios was built over the Great Pyramid in the sixteenth century by the Spanish. From the sanctuary you can take in stunning views of the countryside or explore the pyramid’s labyrinth of tunnels.

The city also has hundreds of churches including the Franciscan Convent of Saint Gabriel, one of the oldest temples built on sacred Aztec land. Chapel of the Third Order and The Church of Santa María Tonantzintla also have beautiful architectural aspects to enjoy.

Structures around the city use contemporary design incorporating beautiful 16th century ceramic tile work, domes and color. Exploring the markets is a great way to take in the city, it’s culture and history.

These are just a few highlights the city of Cholula has to offer. It is truly a jewel and worth the effort to explore it.