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This day trip will take you to Tula, a Mesoamerican archeological site in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, 60 miles north of the capital. Tula served the capital of the Toltec civilisation and is best known today for the four striking Los Atlantes stone statues which stand atop the site's largest pyramid, dedicated to Quetzalcoatl, an ancient god.

 

A visit to Tula is easily combined with the extensive monastery and superb baroque church of Tepotzotlan, designated as one of the country's Pueblos Mágicos (magic towns).

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What to do near Mexico City

Puebla & Cholula

Combine a visit to the colourful colonial town of Puebla with a visit to the site of the largest pyramid in the Americas.

Vineyards of Queretaro

Head out to the famous vineyards of Queretaro and discover traditional markets and colonial towns.

Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Marvel at the immense Mesoamerican pyramids and learn about life here during Aztec times.