The city of Tula was founded sometime around 1000 AD and was the probable capital of the Toltec civilization. The city was believed to be founded by the mythological hero named Quetzalcoati. Early residents built a beautiful city that once supported a population of over 50,000, who were mostly farmers. There is not much left of the once great city, but area locals claim that the structures of the site are the subject of some sort of magical force. The site is famous for the four stone warriors, Los Atlantes, that originally were the main columns that once supported the base of the pyramid and now reside on the top level. This highly photographed site is hardly magnificent but is well worth a visit if your driving to Queretaro or San Miguel de Allende from Mexico City. The site is two hours north of Mexico City, contains a small museum and has a small presence of resident vendors that sell souvenirs and snacks.