Ed and Fran
Feb 25, 2003, 4:28 PM
Post #4 of 4
I agree, it depends on what you are looking for.
As I recall from your earlier posts, you were looping back to Mexico City through Teotihuacan.
If your interest lies more with archaeological zones, then Tula is your place. It's only an hour or so from Mexico City. The site is definitely interesting, and a different culture/style from Teotihuacan. However since it is considerably smaller, it may seem a bit anticlimatic after seeing the enormous Teotihuacan zone the day before. The town itself isn't much of a tourist attraction (in my humble opinion). No offense intended towards the area.
Taxco is something totally different. It is, of course, the center of silver jewelry production/sales in Mexico. But in our opinion, even when you are not particularly interested in buying, the city itself is a visual delight. It's setting on the hillside, in the middle of the mountains, is pretty dramatic. There's enough to see to keep you busy for one day. Be sure to take the tour of the Cathedral. Now Taxco is about 2-1/2-3 hrs by bus from the Taxquena bus terminal, so you will spend a bit more time on the bus going/coming than to visit Tula.
Either one is doable in a day. You just need to decide what you want to see.