Tlatelolco, Mexico City

Tlatelolco is an area now within the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, centered on the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Square of Three Cultures). Its archeological history extends to remains from the 15th and 16th centuries, as well as more recent colonial structures.The square is bounded by an excavated Aztec archaeological site, the 17th-century church designed by Fray Juan de Torquemada and dedicated to St James the Great (known as Santiago de Tlatelolco), the remains of a former Franciscan convent to which was formerly attached the Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco, and an office complex that was used by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and is now the property of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.History of modern TlatelolcoThe Nonoalco-Tlatelolco housing project, built in the 1960s, is served by Metro Tlatelolco. The complex includes the pyramid-shaped Banobras building, which houses a 47-bell carillon. At 125 meters, this is the world's tallest carillon tower. A building with a facade of white marble was constructed by the government for and used by the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE). It is now used by the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
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  • Although it is not a very big place, if it is very well located; It is centrally located and easily accessible. Give you the opportunity to transport you to the past, touring the ruins of what was a city founded by the Mexicas. Vibrates with every rock, every carved figure, the ceremonial Temple... and never track, that what you see, is just a bit, missing even more to discover.
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  • Is so called since remains of the culture are found in one place with a series of pyramids Teotihuacan comes after Spanish culture represented by a convent of the colony, and finally the modern Mexico represented by the Tower of Tlaltelolco
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  • This Aztec complex which is located in the beautiful Plaza de las Tres Culturas is easily visible from the walkway that runs all along the perimeter. There are no visiting hours talking business card pay. Your guides will give you all the information. For my part I can only repeat that the square is one of the attractions in Mexico City not to be missed. Easily accessible by the Metro.
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  • Regular pizza and face close to the housing complexes. In front of a metrobus station. Nothing out of the ordinary, pizzeria to be with friends.
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  • Delicious food and good service workers
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  • They are a few pigs employees and their workers are about chakas, just do their job because they have another, bad administrators. There is no quality
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  • Variety of pizza, fast service and excellent flavor. 😏👌
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