Meet Tlayacapan, its nature and history
As soon as you start the climb to Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios, you will understand why it’s considered the most important Catholic sanctuary in Cholula, one of the villages with the greatest number of churches in the world.
The devotion to the Virgen de Los Remedios began after she appeared during the infamous and sorrowful night when Hernán Cortes’ army was defeated at the hands of the powerful Aztec warriors in the outskirts of Tenochtitlan in 1530.
CLIMB THE WORLD'S LARGEST PYRAMID
Climb up the slope of what seems like a steep mountain and feel the energy of walking on Tlachihualtepetl, the world's largest pyramid at over 177 feet in height on a 1,500 square-feet base.
ADMIRE THE SANCTUARY
Admire the majestic sanctuary glowing before the Popocatepetl volcano that the locals call Don Goyo, as the templero, as legend has it, communicates with the spirit of the colossus.
Balance your spirit in front of the sanctuary’s two identical towers, and enter through its prominent arch to face the elegant neoclassical altar decorated with twenty-four-karat gold foil.
ENJOY THE MAJESTIC VIEW
In the afternoon, enter the site of Tlachihualtepetl to enjoy one of the best views the region offers, and take advantage of the excellent backdrop of Popocatépetl and the city of Cholula to take pictures that you can share with friends and family.
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