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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  • I went to this site to learn a little about the developments by the student movement of 68, in this place are part of three different historical stages in Mexico and it really is a fascinating place! The Museum which is located on one side is very nice the room of modern art and the movement of 68 exhibition are worth is a must-see if you like history of Mexico! Preferred
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  • Where can feel the age of three at the same time. Plaza Church of ancient, middle ages, modern homes (Mexico Olympic era) exists in the same location!
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  • Being in this place where happened two facts such as the student massacre in 1968 and the earthquake in 1985 is incredible. Ruins from the time of the colony in the middle of the city and still there are archaeologists working at the site.
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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