CHOLULA MAGICAL TOWN, PYRAMID AND TALAVERA FACTORY

Private tour Five miles to the west of the city is the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. Our first stop will be the Talavera Workshop. This handcraft has an “origin nomination” and dates from Colonial times. Talavera is the oldest tin-glazed ceramic in America and it is still being manufactured with the same techniques as in the 1531. Thanks to the abundance of quality clay in the region and to the splendor of the arts at that time in Puebla, in a short time the Talavera Poblana achieved such quality and beauty that it was soon exported to the rest of the continent.  You will learn the process to create this wonderful handcraft. We will continue to visit the Cholula pyramid, the largest in the world if we consider the basement size: walk inside it´s tunnels and climb up to the hill, where the Lady of the Remedios temple was built by Spaniards in 1549.  From the top, you will be able to admire the Puebla and Cholula valley as well as the Popocatepetl Volcano. Continue your visit to San Francisco Acatepec and Santa María Tonanzintla temples, the best representation of Mexican Baroque style. This last church was completed by the indigenous using the expressive scope of the Baroque style, they managed to capture their own universe in the plaster: dark-skinned angels, children with feathered headdress, fruit and ears of corn. There is no corner that hasn't been decorated, leaving no gaps and demonstrating a lot of love and care. Finaly, walk by San Pedro Cholula main square to visit the Royal Chapel, San Gabriel Convent and Plaza de la Concordia.