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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  • The square of the 3 cultures is one of my favorite places, above all by the calm and beautiful view, if you visit the city of mexico is one of the places that you should know at least de pasadita, a lot of culture in one place absolutely free and very confident.
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  • These ruins are in great shape and carry a lot of history, they also speak about the massacre that occurred in the 1960s with all of the Mexican students and the government and all the clashes that th...  more »
  • The central location of Tlatelolco makes the site one of the best references of past Mexican, what the area was before the invasion and Spanish colonization.
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