Zona Arqueológica de Tlatelolco

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 (Foto: Ariette Armella)
Foto: Ariette Armella
 (Foto: Ariette Armella)
Foto: Ariette Armella
 (Foto: Ariette Armella)
Foto: Ariette Armella
 (Foto: Ariette Armella)
Foto: Ariette Armella
 (Foto: Ariette Armella)
Foto: Ariette Armella

The Plaza of the Tres Culturas es a space where you can perceive the three important eras of Mexican history through architecture: pre-Hispanic, colonia and contemporary. The first is represented by the ruins of Tlatelolco – the most important trade center of Pre-Hispanic Mexico – a site that offers its visitors the possibility of admiring more than 60 structures, including altars, platforms and temples.

It also offers a small museum that exhibits pieces of daily and ceremonial use such as its military campaigns, trade and its relation to villages like Tenochtitlán. Upon touring the zone, you can find a number of explanatory texts that follow a very specific order from beginning to end. Probably one of the most attention-calling vestiges is the view of the lovers: the bone remains of two people who died in an embrace.

By: Amanda Sucar Warrener


Venue name: Zona Arqueológica de Tlatelolco
Address: Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas s/n
Nonoalco Tlatelolco
Mexico City
Cross street: Flores Magón
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8am-6pm
Price: Free entry
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