Buses To Tula Ruin Site Museum, Hidalgo, Mexico, Ovnibus, Terminal Norte
Tula Ruin site is located in Hidalgo
State Mexico, north of Mexico City.
The site includes a museum with
artifacts from the site.
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
as far as New Mexico in the USA.
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
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
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
Tula worshipped the rain god
Tlaloc depicted left in a sculpture
displayed in the museum
The Toltec culture of Tula appears to
have been warlike judging by the
monument to the warriors which
occupies the highest point in the city
and 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.
at Terminal Norte in Mexico
Go to your left when facing the
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 (not Omnibus)
From the center of the City of Tula Hidalgo reach the Ruins of Tula at the Pyramids stop. Taxis also reach the
- Local Buses, Tula Hidalgo
site which is a mile or so from the city center.
Buses to Tula
run every 20
Tula has two ball courts, typical of
A headless Chaacmool figure
at the base of the highest
temple at Tula
sculptures in bas
colors adorn the
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 .
Buses To Tula Ruin Site and the Museum run out of
Mexico City Norte Station.
Ovnibus runs service to Tula every 20 minutes each
day from Mexico City's Terminal Norte