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Plaza de las tres culturas

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This plaza is influenced by Aztec, Spanish and modern Mexican cultures and is the location of the remains of Tlatelolco, an old Aztec city.
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Eje Central esquina Eje Uno Norte | Tlatelolco, Mexico City 06900, Mexico
Cuauhtemoc District
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Inspiring to see the church where a Native American who changed the history of Mexico and the Church - Saint Juan Diego - was baptized 500 years ago. Very moving to see the huge baptismal font which was used for his baptism. He symbolizes the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 423viking
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This area truly embodies the pain of Mexico's past - from 40,000 Aztecs massacred to 400 student-protesters in 1968 sacrificed for political mishandling to the 1985 earthquake with 300 dead. Too much tragedy in one spot!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ronaldo Y
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Pre-Colombian/Aztec meets Spanish Colonial culture in this plaza filled with history. On these grounds protesting students were massacred by the government just prior to the start of 1968 Olympics. The mixing of three cultures is both visually and emotionally present. The Aztec ruins, the Spanish...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

My tour guide (on the way to Teotihuacan) stopped here. This is also the ruins and foundation of an Aztec city and is also the grounds where the 1968 Mexico student massacre happened. I got a great Aztec history lesson by walking around the ruins...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This plaza commemorates one of the sad aspects of Mexican history, specifically the death of the indigenous culture. There are ruins there representing the old culture, a huge church representing European Christian culture, and modern buildings that represent today's. I found the place rather creepy,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

The ancient plaza is beautifully maintained. This place has lot of history, where lot of students were brutally killed during 1968 summer Olympics, while they were putting up a demonstration. Though, there is nothing much to see and you can cover this spot in 15...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SayantaniC
Reviewed March 6, 2018

An amazing collection of historical sites located together. The Church where St. Juan Diego was baptized still uses the original baptismal font where he was baptized. This Church rises from stones taken from the ruins of the Aztec temples and buildings located around the site...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Derek T
Reviewed February 21, 2018

I have read alot about this places important role in Mexico's past bloody history. It was the place of the final Spanish brutal conquest of the Aztecs, over 40,000 Aztecs were massacred here. The senseless killing of over 400 protesters/students ahead of the 1968 Olympic...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Despite the importance of this site in Mexican history, it isn't spectacular enough to put down as a "must see", in my opinion. I did find it interesting and enjoyed visiting it, but it was also basically right across the street from the apartment I...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This place is of very high importance to the history of Mexico. It represent the past, present and future. The archeological site is the final strong hold of the Aztecs when Cuauhtémoc was finally defeated by the Spaniards. The plaque stating this gives any Mexican...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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