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Tule Tree

Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“small church” (6 reviews)
“el arbol” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (16 reviews)
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Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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"small church"
in 6 reviews
"el arbol"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"church grounds"
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"santa maria"
in 10 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 5 reviews
"peso admission"
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"town square"
in 4 reviews
"oaxaca city"
in 9 reviews
"california redwoods"
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"trunk"
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"cypress"
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"bark"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's as big as everyone says and as inspiring, towering over the village church. But don't ignore the gardens , well kept, and look at some good examples of topiary - some rather whimsical !

Thank Veronica014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never seen a tree this big! It's 2000 years old and is the widest tree in the world apparently! There's a gate that surrounds the tree both inside and outside the site. It cost only $10pesos to get in which is nothing. When you...More

Thank sylvie s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there as part of a Mitla Full Day tour through Lescas Co tours. The tree is huge and was good to see. Only downside is it's hard to capture how big the whole thing is in a photo but still worth the visit. People...More

Thank Alek C
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This impressive tree was part of the standard tour we booked which was a very nice surprise. For sure it is a bit touristic but the package is very good value for money (200-250pesos for transportation with Spanish guide). Ant the additional entry fees of...More

Thank rapha_y_nici
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

There's a 10 peso admission fee, but the enormous tree is so big you need a wide angle camera lens to get the whole tree in the photo. The beautifully gnarled tree trunk is worth a close look, and the appearance of the tree changes...More

Thank llheim
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We made a day trip to Tule to visit the incredible tree we had heard so much about. We arrived from Oaxaca City in colectivo- no need to pay for an expensive tour! The colectivo we got left from outside the baseball stadium and dropped...More

Thank KatieHink
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Big trees all over the world! This one didn’t disappoint especially because it was located in a well kept and beautiful town square. Worth the visit!

Thank Jessyca505
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A huge and very old tree. The best part was the "tour" by a small child apparently part of a school program who pointed out (in spanish only) how the various bumps and whorls of the tree could be seen as a crocodile or dolphin....More

Thank MikeBirdman
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We didn’t want to go but our guide convinced us. We were surprised how impressive the tree was. The church is under major restoration so not visitable but the park in which the tree is located is filled with whimsical topiaries, the restaurants across the...More

Thank Zzardvark
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

There are lots of taller and older trees around the world, but this has the biggest trunk... and is 2,000 years old. And... it's unique in that it is a gnarled confederation of growths that form a huge cypress tree trunk... with a wild bunch...More

Thank Hokie67
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Geronimo R
20 April 2017|
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Response from fcortina | Reviewed this property |
Hi, what I did is grab a cab from your hotel or even in the street and propose them to hire for one day trip or hald day, they charge by hour. signals are not always clear nor the roads, I think is the best option same... More
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Lizette m
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Response from erica_mb_64 | Reviewed this property |
Not much really. Unless you want to see the small shops around. There's only the tree and the chapel. But the town is like all other towns, so you can look around if you want. Have fun on the trip!
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