Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Mexico City

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The Plaza de las Tres Culturas is the main square within the Tlatelolco neighbourhood of Mexico City. The name "Three Cultures" is in recognition of the three periods of Mexican history reflected by buildings in the plaza: pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and the independent "mestizo" nation. The plaza, designed by Mexican architect and urbanist Mario Pani, was completed in 1966.The square contains the remains of Aztec temples and is flanked by the Catholic church of Santiago de Tlatelolco and by a massive housing complex built in 1964.The former headquarters of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs also stands on the southern edge of the square. This headquarters now houses a memorial museum called "Memorial 68", opened by UNAM in October 2007, to remember the 1968 Mexican student demonstrations and the Tlatelolco Massacre victims and survivors. On the south side of the Plaza stands a large stone memorial erected on October 2, 1993, the 25th anniversary of the massacre, in memory of the hundreds killed.
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  • 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 sq...  more »
  • Antes que visitar este sitio recomiendo investiguen o lean un poco acerca de la cultura mesoamericana y de la Ciudad hermana de Tenochtitlán ósea Tlatelolco, está importante ciudad la cual fue destrui...  more »
  • infelizmente existem poucas indicacoes de como chegar ao lugar de metro. no museu também fica restrito a forma de visitacao dos locais. mas é bom para entender mais a cultura pre hispanica e hispanica...  more »
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  • Lugar muy historico
  • very cool site showing 3 mexican eras. the pre-columbian, the conquest, and the modern era. definitely travel with a guide who will explain the history behind what you'll see.
  • you should visit this place. it is a sad part in our history, but you can see a landmark full with history.
  • This is the birthplace of TOPOS Azteca!!! There is no place like this on earth.
  • Great site