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Tula

Tula de Allende, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Description: The ruins of an ancient city that once served as the capital of the Toltecs, Mexico's most powerful people before the rise of the Aztecs.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My friends and I had fun coming here, exploring and taking up time on a Saturday. It wasn't the most exciting thing out there, but fun to see our first ruins of Mexico until we get the chance to travel around some more of the bigger ones it was well worth the trip.

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Mexico city
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20 reviews 20 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was low on my bucket list, and finally headed out from Mexico city. I was disappointed with the grandeur of the site. Perhaps growing up the Tula warriors were over glorified, but I was not impressed (yes I've visited all major archeology sites). I was rather surprised that Tula is an extremely nice town (clean) with friendly people.

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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Lovely colorful town and ruins we're stunning. The view from the top of the pyramid standing next to the warrior columns is fantastic. Well worth the side trip.

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Carrollton, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Tula, the legendary capital of the Toltec founded by Quetzalcóatl after his departure from Teotihuacan, is a small but important archaeological exploration for those traveling in the footsteps of Quetzalcóatl and the Toltec. I was told by our guide that Tula was the destination for Toltec philosophers/spiritual leaders after the fall of Teotihuacan. Those focused on agriculture and trading ventured... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As I was in the area on bussiness i thought i would take in the site, to be honest I was not expecting very much at all, as having been in the area for over 3 months and no one had even mentioned their existence I was very suprised at the extent of the site itself, and for 45 peso... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Tula stood out in two ways: not as crowded as Teotihuacan and it has English translation in all the posting of descriptions of every ruin. I visited Tula on my second day in Mexico City. I took the direct bus (ovnibus) from the North Bus Terminal. The cost was 103 pesos (Dec 2013). The travel time was around 1 hour... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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99 reviews 99 reviews
4 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We were in Tula and wanted to take the opportunity to visit the archeological site with the "Atlantes". When we arrived et the site we were surprised by the site itself as it looked like being almost abandoned. Thereafter we walked to the "Atlantes" and during the almost 30 minutes it took us we didn't see anything particular. When we... More

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

While staying at Ranchos las Cascades, I joined a small group on a half day excersion to Tula, expoloring the archeological site and shopping in local shops, including a wonderful riding, tack shop. Would highly recommend this to others.

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Utrecht, Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Tula is an excellent place to visit if you want to see some Aztec ruins apart from those in teotihuacan. The site can be reached reasonably easily using public transportation from mexico cities north bus station, and a short taxi ride from Tula station to the archeological site. The main attraction is a restored pyramid with several statues on top... More

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Leon, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

As I said, it's a beautiful place where you can learn about the Tolteca culture and see those massive sculptures of warriors and a beautiful landscape

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