Tula Ruin Site, Bus Service from Terminal Norte,
Tula Ruin Site in
Hidalgo State Mexico, north of Mexico City includes a museum with artifacts from the site.
Tula Ruin Site History
Tula was active for 400 years and reached its height in the year 1000 AD when it was a dominant city in Central Mexico with ties far to the south at Chichen Itza and possibly
to the north.
The site shows classic Mesoamerican characteristics, with
ball courts, pyramidal platforms, plazas, and altars.
Also interesting architecturally are the canal systems, drainage systems, terraces, and bridges over the Tula River. Many sculptures, polychrome sculptures and bas relief works of art decorated the buildings in ancient times.
Tula spread over a huge area where tens of thousands of people lived during the 400 years of habitation, which peaked in the year 1000 AD when Tula was the dominant city in Central Mexico.
Tula-like architecture has been found by archaeologists as far south as Chichen Itza in the Yucatan and it is not known whether this was a result of trade or subjugation.
The plan to the left shows the classic Mesoamerican city layout: ball courts, a large plaza surrounded by Pyramidal platforms centered by a low altar.
Tula worshipped the rain god displayed in the museum
The Toltec culture of Tula appears to have been warlike judging by the
monument to the warriors which was once covered by a huge roof. The warrior statues pictured left were columns that supported a roof. These statues are thought by archaeologists to represent historic figures and one is believed to be the mysterious Topilzin Quetzalcoatl, a living god of myth and legend.
Reach both Teotihuacan ruin and the
Toltec ruins of Tula by frequent bus service from Mexico City's Terminal Norte
Ovnibus, not Omnibus, runs service to Tula every 20 minutes each day from Mexico City's Terminal Norte
Tula ruin site includes a small museum
Tula Ruin Site, Getting There
Ovnibus runs service to Tula every 20 minutes each day from Mexico City's Terminal Norte
Walls of sculptures in bas relief adorn temple platforms,
Local buses reach the Ruins of Tula at the Pyramids stop. Taxis also reach the site which is a mile or so from Tula Hidalgo city center.
Ovnibus ticket booths are all the
left when facing the counters at Mexico City's 'terminal Norte.
Bus service runs to the City of Tula Hidalgo every 20 minutes each day.
Tula has two ball courts, typical of Mesoamerican cities
A headless Chaacmool figure at the base of the highest temple at Tula
Walls of sculptures in bas relief once painted in polychrome colors adorn the temple platforms at Tula.,
These warrior statues thought to be historic figures, were once columns that
supported the roof of a large building on the top of the highest pyramidal mound at Tula .
Ovnibus from Mexico's Terminal Norte runs to Tula Hidalgo every 20 minutes.
Reach Tula Ruin Site via Bus service or taxi from
he center of Tula Hidalgo..
Reach the city of Tula Hidalgo from Terminal Norte, Mexico City.
Ovnibus from Mexico's Terminal Norte runs to Tula every 20 minutes during the day. From the center of Tula, public buses and taxis run to the ruin Site.
Tula Ruin Site buses run on local routes from the city of Tula Hidalgo
From the center of Tula, public buses and taxis run the short distance to the ruin Site.
Bus service runs to the city of Tula Hidalgo and then local bus or taxi reaches the ruin site of Tula and its Toltec Warrior