The Great Pyramid of Cholula is also known as Tlachihualtepetl (Nahuatl for "made-by-hand mountain").
 It is the largest pyramid by volume known to exist.
The pyramid stands 55 metres above the surrounding plain, and in its final form it measured 450 by 450 metres.
 The pyramid is a temple that traditionally has been viewed as having been dedicated to the god Quetzalcoatl.
 The architectural style of the building was linked closely to that of Teotihuacan.

I went to Cholua, about 15km from Puebla, on a half-day trip during my Central American trip in April-May 2019.

From a distance the pyramid looks like a natural hill topped by a church.

Vanessa was my guide for this half-day tour.
She spoke limited English, but did her best to help me with the aid of a Spanish translation app on her phone.

It was a steady climb to the top

Excavations show how the pyramid was constructed

Sadly, later residents have built a church on top of the pyramid

A view of Popocatépetl Volcano from the top of the pyramid

Nora, a fellow passenger on this half-day tour, loved my pictures of Australian animals

Templo de Santa María Tonantzintla church in Cholula


We visited a pottery