Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Mexico City
(3.9/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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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  • It's fun to go and clear your mind a time or spending quality time with someone since you can hold a conversation accompanied by a beautiful landscape in my opinion totally worth going and give a small look...: V
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  • For years I refused to visit this place because it did not consider it an interesting option. I finally visited it and I can say that I was wrong. While it is not the quintessential tourist site, it is worth knowing it. In my case it was able to generate a series of feelings difficult to express given the turbulent history of the place. I think that it is an attraction for locals and not for foreign visitors. Parking is scarce and somewhat complicated; You can use public transportation is better alternative. The archaeological site is simple but nonetheless interesting.
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  • It is a historical place but with suffering, surrounded by many deaths. The Church is very nice there is a monument which represents the miracle of the Virgin of Guadalupe. If you have the opportunity to enter buy a bracelet of the world's most beautiful history (the history of the child Jesus) really is a nice memory. Remember that such places are best to visit them with a guide. I recommend Compadre Gaston Tours.
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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