Tula is an ancient Toltec capital. It is believed to be where the Teotihuacanos migrated after they left the enormous complex of Teotihuacan. It is best known for its impressive 4.5-meter-tall carved stone columns representing Toltec warriors standing atop a pyramid, its enigmatic reclining Chak Mol statues (reclining figures carved out of volcanic stone with an offering bowl or dish on their stomachs), its unusual bas relief carvings of animals lining the walls of the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, its 3 columned halls (reflecting a marked similarity to the contemporary city of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula) and its large ball courts. Yet its stunning cactus gardens are my favorite!
This lesser visited unique archaeological site is well worth the visit! It reflects a time of social upheaval and military prowess reflected in its sculpture and art – the missing link between Teotihuacan and Mexico-Tenochtitlan (aka downtown Mexico City). We’ll talk about its many inexplicable similarities with Chichen Itza, enshrouding it in a still unresolved mystery. Very different from Teotihuacan, but no less impressive!
Transportation can be arranged upon request.