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“Tlatelolco, Collision of Cultures”
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Tlatelolco
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe
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Ranked #90 of 519 things to do in Mexico City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This site was once a major Indian city that rivaled and eventually was conquered by the Aztec empire.
Queretaro, México
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tlatelolco, Collision of Cultures”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

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In the heart of Mexico City we can find this very important settlement of the “Tlatelolcas”, one of the founder tribes of the today Mexico City. This place is full of life History and architectonic contrasts.

We can visit the archeological site, an oasis in this busy district as well as the Santiago Church and convent, one of the first constructed in Mexico, made with the pyramids stone and place where San Juan Diego, the interlocutor that Our Lady of Guadalupe choose, was baptized and the place he was traveling for, when the first time She appeared.

This “Plaza” has been witness of some of the more brutal events of our history. I will mention three: The last battle during the Conquest time; the slaughter of students in 1968 and the earthquake of 1985. Thousands of Mexican souls had been sacrificed here, I hope for a better Mexico. Therefore is a Sanctuary, a place to be honored.

The National University, UNAM, has been recently granted with one of the must emblematic buildings of the city, former heath quarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has been created a Cultural Center, where you can learn languages or assist to art cinema. It has a couple of very interesting museums: The Archeological Museum of the Tlatelolco Site with a very interesting and modern displays and a very particular museum: The memorial of 1968.

1968 was a worldwide special year, because the students and young hearts were looking for a better world, and several of these demonstrations finished as big National Tragedies, October 2nd at Tlatelolco was a terrible day. This memorial full of photographs and interviews give us a reminder of what should never ever happen again nor in Mexico, nor in the world.

Tlatelolco is an important root of today Mexico that you should visit

Visited December 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
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“3 pieces of history in one place”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

A must to visit, Its a magical place where you get to explore our ancient aztec past, our way of living on the lake, the conquest and its aftermath and the modern efforts of a city that never stops growing.

Visited November 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
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“Historical site”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This place is in the middle of a lot of traffic and noise. But if you want to visit places with historical value, this is a site where a lot of social changes took place. There was a lot of injustice in a masacre that happened here.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
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“Remembering the History”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

The place is very clean with explanatios, safe but as a part oh the history it need offer more information

Visited April 2012
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México
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“Nice place with a lot history.”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Nice place with a lot history. But have to be careful in the transportation to get. just as prevention.

Visited August 2012
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