Mesoamerica is home to a number of pyramids. Some of these pyramids are quite well-known, whilst others are much more obscure. Despite being recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest pyramid in the world, one of the less familiar pyramids is the Great Pyramid of Cholula. It should be mentioned
A church on a hill? The world’s largest pyramid? If you answered (D), all of the above, you are correct. That bumblebee yellow church, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, is sitting on the largest (and possibly the most unearthed) pyramid by volume in the known world. Its base is four times the size of the […]
Does this city really have, as they say, a church for every day of the year?The short answer is no: Cholula, in central Mexico does not have, in fact, 365 churches. But that does not mean the city was nicknamed “the city of 365 churches” out of sheer caprice. When in Cholula, one could visit Read More…
Puebla City is the largest and the capital city of the state of Puebla. In 1531, in a small area known as Cuetlaxcoapan (which means where the serpents change their skin), the town of Puebla City was born. Understandably so, because when you enter Puebla it is like walking through a rainbow; every building and street are decorated with bold and vibrant colors. The state itself is famous for mole poblano (a spicy chocolate sauce), and the beautiful and detailed Talavera pottery.
We arrived to San Pedro Cholula on the evening of Three Kings Day, the day that children traditionally received their “Christmas” gifts of some candy in their shoes. I’m not sure why I didn’t take a picture of it, but it would have been nice to have been able to show all of our luggage […]
The Cholula pyramid is said to have the greatest volume of any pyramid in the world. From the model in the image above you can see that it is comprised of different sets of platforms. These were constructed in four stages between the 3rd century BC and the 9th century AD. Today the pyramid is […]
Memories can shape our lives. We can run from them or toward them. And if they are significant enough, we can build little alters to them and freeze them in time. That’s what I did to the village of Cholula. I left home in 1973, twenty-one years old, and went to “study abroad” in Mexico. […]