Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Mexico City

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#11 of 53 in Historic Sites in Mexico City
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  • As in all the country, walk and you're stepping on culture. In this place so special and sensitive to Mexicans, live three times, native, conquest and modern. Through it, hearing the story, you literally flooded with emotions. I recommend visiting it.
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  • Lots of history is located in this beautiful, spacious and clear place. Start the tour dive to pre-Hispanic times and give you the opportunity to admire, to imagine and to fill your energy with each building that represents it. Immerse yourself in the presence of Spanish culture represented by an imposing church which houses memories, voices and memories in every corner. It evokes that tragic event happened in 1968, when Mexico's President Mr. Díaz Ordaz, ordered the slaughter of brave students who had the value of organize to demand their right to be part of the story through academic preparation. And he admires as all of this is complemented with the presence of buildings from this period, which together with the above, creates an atmosphere of vibrant energy.
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  • The archaeological zone is small, but it is very nice, being more down where you walk people gives it a mystical tone, the stamp of the area is magical to see the colonial pre-Hispanic past and contemporary buildings sharing the same area.
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  • A good place to visit but should not be a priority if you have limited time. Entrance is free of charge and there is plenty of information available. You can see that digging for artifacts is still ongoing. The highlight for me was the 'skeleton lovers'.
  • felt a lil bit spooky knowing the historic of this building/area. great young heroes at that time.
  • It is well known for being the place where students were killed at a massive massacre called by the government, a few germans asked me if there was a symbol or anything representing that, there is a museum explaining all next to that plaza!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful architecture and an historically important place.

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