First, we will meet at the Portales of San Pedro Cholula, the millennium-old town outside Puebla. We will walk through the main square and into the 16th Century Convent of San Gabriel Arcángel and its Capilla Real, to discover its unique architectural features and fascinating history, as well as the traditions of Cholula, where Spanish-Catholic conquests met indigenous rituals which take place to this day. From there, we will immerse ourselves in the scents, sounds and sights of the Mercado, full of fresh produce and booming with color. Here we will stop for a few minutes and you will be able to order a traditional cemita or quesadilla. After a quick bite we will head to another 16th Century chapel to admire its altarpiece and learn about the traditions of Cholula, where Spanish-Catholic conquests met indigenous rituals which take place to this day. Next, we will walk under and through the largest-based pyramid in the world, and walk up to the church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, which sits on top of the pyramid. Finally, we will end our trek with a cold beer a few blocks from the pyramid.
I'm a local cultural entrepreneur, love traveling and have lived abroad in different places. I have a Master's in Aesthetics and Arts, I've been a college professor and currently teach dance and work on the creation of a local photographic archive. I enjoy sharing the culture of my hometown and the value of history and knowledge with new, like-minded people. I enjoy reading, visiting museums and the performing arts. I speak Spanish, English and French.
Local snacks for the walk
1 water bottle, 1 beer
Entry fee to pyramid
Zócalo de Cholula, the home of public life and an exciting traditional fair in September. Convento de San Gabriel Arcángel is a 16th Century ex-convent with a chapel that still gives regular mass to local churchgoers. Mercado de Cholula has locally grown fresh produce and meats everyday, it's a roller coaster of scents, sounds and tastes. Pyramid of Cholula. A 1000+ year old structure you can visit from the inside through a series of tunnels.
最多可有5位年满5周岁的参与者参加。家长也可携带2岁以下的儿童参加。 Guests should be comfortable with a lot of walking, small tunnel exploration and hike up a small hill to the church.
It's a lot of walking, bring comfortable shoes. The climb up the pyramid might be taxing to some people. The tunnels in the pyramid might be a challenge for claustrophobic travelers.