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Tula Archaeological Site

Tula de Allende

Protected by the very god Quetzalcóatl, you’ll be able to admire the gigantic stone Atlanteans who watch over what was once the most important Toltec city. Find the Zona Arqueológica de Tula in the historic center of Tula de Allende, Hidalgo (entering through Actopan and taking Calle Del Tesoro).

Venture to explore this city’s vestiges that until date is a reliable example of its majesty, very much in keeping with its cultured and prudent people; even the great lords’ sons from near and far towns attended school here. This city flourished and had its peak until the 10th century, later it would be devastated by Neochichimecas.

Toltec civilization stood out in such diverse fields as goldsmithing, arts, painting and architecture, the latter two will astonish you at every step you take, as certain pyramids still preserve traces of the bright colored paintings that once decorated them. Tour the Palacio Quemado (Burned Palace), the Pirámide del Sol, the Coatepantli, Chac Mool, Zompantli, the Central Altar, the Ball Court and Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, dedicated to the morning star. All will transport you back in time.

The Ceremonial Center is the most awe-inspiring, an adoratorio where the Atlanteans of Tula, also known as “Cariátides”, are gathered. You will leave speechless—they are more than four meters high and carved in basalt stone.

Nor can you leave without visiting the Museo Jorge R. Acosta. It’s right there, exhibiting both original and replica pieces.
Protected by the very god Quetzalcóatl, you’ll be able to admire the gigantic stone Atlanteans who watch over what was once the most important Toltec city. Find the Zona Arqueológica de Tula in the historic center of Tula de Allende, Hidalgo (entering through Actopan and taking Calle Del Tesoro).

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Venture to explore this city’s vestiges that until date is a reliable example of its majesty, very much in keeping with its cultured and prudent people; even the great lords’ sons from near and far towns attended school here. This city flourished and had its peak until the 10th century, later it would be devastated by Neochichimecas.

Toltec civilization stood out in such diverse fields as goldsmithing, arts, painting and architecture, the latter two will astonish you at every step you take, as certain pyramids still preserve traces of the bright colored paintings that once decorated them. Tour the Palacio Quemado (Burned Palace), the Pirámide del Sol, the Coatepantli, Chac Mool, Zompantli, the Central Altar, the Ball Court and Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, dedicated to the morning star. All will transport you back in time.

The Ceremonial Center is the most awe-inspiring, an adoratorio where the Atlanteans of Tula, also known as “Cariátides”, are gathered. You will leave speechless—they are more than four meters high and carved in basalt stone.

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