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Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Mexico City, Mexico

 
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tibi's pictureby tibi Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 12th of October, 2010
Three cultures meet at this beautiful square, the  Plaza de los Tres Culturas. One, Mexican, is represented by the modern buildings that surround most of the square and dominate the view. Spanish culture is represented by the Church of Santiago, while the memento of the Aztec Empire is the large ruins of Tlatelolco, once a great Aztec metropolis.

The Plaza is also a memento of the final battle of the Spanish conquest in 1521. An unimaginable massacre took place here, according to the chronicle people couldn't walk on the street because there were so many dead bodies. Charming, hah? Still, the square is a great sight, don't miss it.

Address:
Lázaro Cárdenas and Flores Magón, Centro Histórico

Price:
It's free.

Opening Hours:
24/7

 
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