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Plaza de las Tres Culturas

Eje Central esquina Eje Uno Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe
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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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“pre columbian” (5 reviews)
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Eje Central esquina Eje Uno Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
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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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank chearn73
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Reviewed 31 December 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

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We did not find this place very exciting, however these ruins have a lot of history and we took a couple of pictures, walked around for about 45 minutes and got out of there as soon as we could. It is only recommended to visit...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I found the Plaza de las Tres Culturas interesting. There are Aztec ruins, as well as more recent history on one site. However it was part of a day trip including a visit to the Basilica Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan so I would have...More

Thank IvyD-L
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

I guess it makes it easier to attract tourists with a catchy name, and there is definitely some history, but I wouldn't say it's worth a dedicated visit.

Thank heckfy
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Visiting this place before heading out to explore Mexico City and then later Teotihuacan was really amazing. Coming from a "newer" Latin American Country, with few left from Pre Columbian times, it is impressive to see all three architectural time periods in one place. It...More

Thank ciararivera
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This area wasn't so bad. There were some of the most ancient ruins in Mexico City. It's nice to walk around. There is a church that's a couple centuries old and a few small pyramids.

Thank Tre'Shaun N
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I had never visit this place before, it was kind of weird stepping on the same ground where all the students died back in 1968. But a great historic place, theres still some ruins and the church where Juan Diego presented his Ayate where la...More

Thank Rosavlrl
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

The site has archaeological remains, a lovely colon i al church and a museum dedicated to a very dark episode in Mexican history in 1968. The massacre of civilians attending a peaceful rally in the square. Military and police forces gunned down the protesters from...More

Thank vpcanouk
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