Tula de Allende

Tula de Allende is in the Hidalgo region of Mexico. It is an archeological site of a city destroyed in the 12th century at some time between 1168 and 1179. Tula became the capital city following Teotihuacan.

It is now a major tourist attraction in the state of Hidalgo.

The famous columns resembling Aztec warriors and the pyramid ruins are the most visited part of the ruins.

Get in

There are at least 1-2 buses every hour from Mexico City's Northern Bus Terminal (Autobuses del Norte) to Tula's bus station, which is located in Xicoténcatl Street:

  Tula Bus Station (Central de Autobuses de Tula), Xicoténcatl Street.

Get around

From the bus station, one can easily walk to the city center (Cinco de Mayo St / Zaragoza St / Quetzalcoatl St). From there, one can walk north on the pleasant pedestrian Quetzalcoatl St until the little pedestrian bridge over the Tula River. From the bridge, it is only a short walk, with good views, to the southern, pedestrian gate of the Tula Archaeological Area. Unfortunately, as of the late 2013, that southern gate is usually closed; the main (northeastern) gate is about a mile away, and while one can walk there (along Avenida del Tesoro and Boulevard Tula), the walk is not pleasant.

There are some city buses, including a route that passes both near the bus terminal (the bus stop is called "Elektra") and near the archaeological zone's main entrance (the stop is in Boulevard Tula, near the turn off to the archaeological zone).



There are plenty of inexpensive eateries in Xicoténcatl St, near the bus station. More restaurants can be found in the city center (specifically, Quetzalcoatl St between Zaragoza St and Moctezuma St).



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