Cholula Pyramid, Cholula Puebla Mexico

Cholula Pyramid, Cholula Puebla Mexico


Cholula Pyramid with church on top

Nahuatl “Artificial Mountain”

Previously called Acholollan, Nahuatl “place of flight or water that falls in the place of flight”



Restrooms (and restroom for persons with disabilities) lockers, rest areas. Tourism accredited guides for a fee.(Spanish and English)


Grand Pyramid

Pyramid of the Painted Skulls (Building B)

Pyramid of the Nine Stories (Building C)

Courtyard of Altars

Structure 4

Altar 1

Altar 2

Altar 3


Building D

Building I

Building F

Abierto todos los días del año de 9 a 18 horas.Open Daily from 9 am to 6 pm.

Admission 2013 48 pesos. Free on Sundays for nationals and Mexican residents.

Allow at least 1 hour.


This is very, very easy site to navigate. It is inside the town of Cholula, not an isolated jungle. You stroll along the grass to admire the monuments.

You cannot climb the pyramids but you can go through some tunnels inside the Gran Pyramid. Not for the claustrophobic. They are dark and small.


GPS – N 19.03.27 Wo98.18.07


Take a bus to Puebla and then a taxi or collective to Cholula.


There are English and Spanish accredited tour guides at the site for a fee.

Drive from Mexico City:

Take Highway 150D East towards Puebla. After approximately 110 kms, or km   take the Cholula/Atlisco offramp to the exit toward Atlixco on the Carretera Internacional and drive 6 ½ KMs.

Exit México Libre/Blvd. Forjadores and merge and continue onto 4 Nte o Av Forjadores de Puebla. Continue onto Calle 4 Norte and turn left on Morelos. Turn on 14 Poniente.

While it sounds difficult, once in the town of Cholula, you merely head for the chuch on the hill – the Gran Pyramid. 1 ½ to 2 hours