The sixties tenement blocks surround the Aztec remains and the old Spanish church.
The square was the site where many students were shot, purportedly by government forces, in 1968 just prior to the Olympic Games.
The church, Santiago de Tlatelolco, was built in the 16th century and the top was painted by the locals in the same colours as used on pyramids (much to the surprise of the Spanish invaders).
The Aztec remains are undated but it is certainly older than 700 years. Over 54 "offerings" have been found on the site including infants inside pots. Tlatelolco was at the centre of the military campaigns to dominate the surrounding lands.
It is an interesting place but not one of joy.
Include it with a visit to other parts!
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