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Where is it?
Cholula is a city and district located in the center west of the state of Puebla, next to the city of Puebla de Zaragoza, in central Mexico. Cholula is best known for its Great Pyramid, with the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios sanctuary on top and its numerous churches. The most important festival is that dedicated to the Virgin of the Remedies, the patron of the city in its entirety, which occurs at the beginning of September.
Downtown, in the heart of Cholula. There is now a nice "tourist train" that runs between Puebla and Cholula, dropping you off just at the base of the pyramid. However, the train still has limited hours, so you'll need to plan ahead. Most days, there are three departures from Puebla in the morning and three returns, each about 40 minutes long, from Cholula in the late afternoon and evening. If you prefer more flexibility, you may be better off taking an Uber one or both ways.
Beyond the pyramid, there are quite a few fun things to see and do in Cholula. If Talavera is on your wish list, head to the Santa Caterina factory and shop, one of the official government license holders to sell the products. Their range is huge, from dishes to candle-holders to jewelry and even decorative eggs a la Faberge.
When lunchtime rolls around, don't park in a restaurant. Instead, walk through the meandering Mercado Municipal Cosme del Razo, a multi-street series of stalls where you can sample a local Cholula craft beer, custom-order tacos to be cooked in front of you, buy a traditional embroidered dress or shirt, and pick up handmade wooden toys and crafts as souvenirs -- all in a single short stroll. Good news for a hot day: the market is mostly covered, so you'll be able to avoid a sunburn.
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