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Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins

Near Tula de Allend, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 28 Attractions in Hidalgo
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Veracruz, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I'm usually very enthusiastic about arqueological sites but I'm hesitant to give this site the maximun grade, because the site open to public is relatively small and in fact there are only two buildings worth mentioning. Of course one of them is one of the most famous and worth seeing in the world because of the gigantic columns with the... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

While Teotihuacan is amazing in its size and grandeur, Tula is amazing in its uniqueness. If you're going to be in Mexico City you should try to visit both. A visit to Teotihuacan is easy; there are numerous tours and even the subway/metro system goes out that far. Tula has no tours (that I found) since it is farther out... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a good site to see in addition to Aztec ruins. It has similarities to both Aztec ruins and those of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. These can be climbed; the large figures are fascinating. There is a site museum. There are few explanations so a little research ahead of time or a guide is helpful.

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White Pl
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31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I have never seen these giants in any of the archaeological sites that we visited during our 12 day tour that started in Cancun and ended in Mexico City, We arranged the tour to include a visit to Tepotzotlan (another must see) in the morning and Tula in the afternoon. We spent several hours visiting the site and after seeing... More 

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Moorhead MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I had always wanted to see Mexican ruins. While this pyramid is not a large as the more famous ones such as the Temples of the Sun and the Moon, it was fascinating. We spend several hours there and at this pyramid, you can climb to the top of it, unlike some that are now closed to that. There was... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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75 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had a great time at this site it is a different ruin than the one Teotihuacán with many archaeological specialties I have not seen before. The paths throughout are easy walking but do remember that there still are a lot of stairs to climb.

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italy
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Even if it is a small site compared to many others it has a unique charm due to the 4 towering statues that look like guards to the valley. You feel a sense of link with the past and of mystery.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Tula is an archeological site which is smaller than Teotihuacan and has its own distinct beauty. We paid 47 pesos which includes the site visit and museum. It was fascinating when I saw these 4 Toltec warriors. We used the subway/metro train and bus to reach the ruins. From our hotel which is near at Insurgentes subway Station then we... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Atlantes of Tula (The Giants of Tula) are unknown ruins for the general tourist public. In here you'll find the great Atlantes which are a 5 meters tall totems on a Pyramid which belonged to the Toltecas many centuries back. It is a great place to visit and a really nice landscape to take pictures from. It has a... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Having travelled to seven different Mexican pyramid sites and counting, I'm impressed with the vast differences I've seen between all the sites. One of the most striking features of Tula are the "Atlantes," great statues which were originally erected as pillars to support a roof over the pyramid that no longer exists. The statues are stunning, carved in stone with... More 

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