Located just 12 km from the capital of Puebla, is the colonial city of San Pedro Cholula. This town is magnificent for its archaeological remains and monuments inspired by the era of New Spain. The word cholula means "water plummet”.
The city is located in the central valley of Puebla, which is the main sector of the Poblana plateau. Its climate is temperate, sub-humid with summer rains. In Cholula, the numerous high-domed churches in varying gothic and neoclassical styles, are inviting for a stroll down the streets that are covered from top to bottom by exquisite restaurants serving the best cuisine from Puebla. There are many places to stay, from 5-star hotels to youth hostels, or even parks for those who like to camp.
The town is recognized for the Cholula Archeological Zone, and for the local architecture, among which the former Convent of San Gabriel and the Capilla de los Remedios stand out. Cholula is an excellent starting point for visiting the surrounding villages, or for taking the route to the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl Volcanos.
The Cholula Archeological Zone visiting hours are 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m, from tuesday to sunday. Entrance fee: $41.00 pesos.