Cholula


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Cholula

(chōlo͞o`lä) or

Cholula de Rivadabia

(chōlo͞o`lä thā rē'vädäv`yä), city (1990 pop. 53,673), Puebla state, E central Mexico. The site of the famous Teocali de Cholula, a pre-Columbian pyramid of great antiquity, the city was an old Toltec center and, when the Spanish came, was an Aztec sacred city devoted to the worship of QuetzalcoatlQuetzalcoatl
[Nahuatl,=feathered serpent], ancient deity and legendary ruler of the Toltec in Mexico. The name is also that of a Toltec ruler, who is credited with the discovery of corn, the arts, science, and the calendar.
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. Suspecting native insurrection, Hernán Cortés destroyed the city in 1519; from 5,000 to 10,000 people were killed in the massacre of Cholula. Cortés then vowed to build a church for each of the 400 Aztec shrines; 70 were in fact built, one atop the pyramid. The picturesque city remains a place of pilgrimage and attracts many tourists.

Cholula

a town in S Mexico, in Puebla state: ancient ruins, notably a pyramid, 53 m (177 ft.) high. Pop.: 37 791 (1990)
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Papa John's is turning up the heat on our menu - and who better to partner with than Cholula Hot Sauce?
En 2014 el gobernador poblano, Rafael Moreno Valle, inicio lo que describio como "dignificacion" de la zona ceremonial de las Cholulas.
Mis muros fueron testigos de la gran matanza de poblacion indigena que llevaron a cabo los espanoles en Cholula, el lugar donde me encuentro.
Este lado derecho se divide del anterior por un hermoso rio verde-azul chalchihuite: el Atoyac, todavia limite nororienteentre Cholula y Puebla.
Cholula has the distinction of being the oldest continuously inhabited town in the Western Hemisphere.
He graduated from Tabasco to Cholula to a full-on collection of obscure brands.
En la foto, la Iglesia de Nuestra Senora y la antigua piramide de Cholula, en Puebla, Maxico.
Daily except Monday mornings, the tourist office offers tours of the city in the morning and to Cholula in the afternoon with an English-speaking guide.
The growth of Roadway's service in the surrounding areas motivated the opening of this new base of operations, which will enhance service to local and regional businesses in Puebla, including the cities of Tlaxcala , Veracruz, Tehuacan, Teziutlan, Cholula and San Martin Texmelucan.
Otro hecho que refleja la falta de planeacion es la inoperancia de los puentes viales: el de la 31 Poniente provoco cuellos de botella, el Capitan Carlos Camacho esta limitado por semaforos antes de subir y justo al bajar, y el de Cholula sera cortado por el paso del tren turistico.
El repicar de las campanas de la iglesia de Santa Maria Acuexcomac rompio la tranquilidad de San Pedro Cholula, Puebla; su tempranero taner no auguraba nada bueno.
Esas piramides conforman una extensa base de cuatrocientos por lado, y es como el humus del pueblo de Cholula.