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Plaza de las Tres Culturas

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“pre columbian”(5 reviews)
This plaza is influenced by Aztec, Spanish and modern Mexican cultures and is the location of the remains of Tlatelolco, an old Aztec city.
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Eje Central esquina Eje Uno Norte | Tlatelolco, Mexico City 06900, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The ancient plaza is beautifully maintained. This place has lot of history, where lot of students were brutally killed during 1968 summer Olympics, while they were putting up a demonstration. Though, there is nothing much to see and you can cover this spot in 15...More

Thank Sayantani C
Reviewed 6 March 2018

An amazing collection of historical sites located together. The Church where St. Juan Diego was baptized still uses the original baptismal font where he was baptized. This Church rises from stones taken from the ruins of the Aztec temples and buildings located around the site...More

Thank Derek T
Reviewed 21 February 2018

I have read alot about this places important role in Mexico's past bloody history. It was the place of the final Spanish brutal conquest of the Aztecs, over 40,000 Aztecs were massacred here. The senseless killing of over 400 protesters/students ahead of the 1968 Olympic...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Despite the importance of this site in Mexican history, it isn't spectacular enough to put down as a "must see", in my opinion. I did find it interesting and enjoyed visiting it, but it was also basically right across the street from the apartment I...More

Thank chearn73
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This place is of very high importance to the history of Mexico. It represent the past, present and future. The archeological site is the final strong hold of the Aztecs when Cuauhtémoc was finally defeated by the Spaniards. The plaque stating this gives any Mexican...More

Thank cuatemoc1521
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We did not find this place very exciting, however these ruins have a lot of history and we took a couple of pictures, walked around for about 45 minutes and got out of there as soon as we could. It is only recommended to visit...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I found the Plaza de las Tres Culturas interesting. There are Aztec ruins, as well as more recent history on one site. However it was part of a day trip including a visit to the Basilica Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan so I would have...More

Thank IvyD-L
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I guess it makes it easier to attract tourists with a catchy name, and there is definitely some history, but I wouldn't say it's worth a dedicated visit.

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Visiting this place before heading out to explore Mexico City and then later Teotihuacan was really amazing. Coming from a "newer" Latin American Country, with few left from Pre Columbian times, it is impressive to see all three architectural time periods in one place. It...More

Thank ciararivera
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This area wasn't so bad. There were some of the most ancient ruins in Mexico City. It's nice to walk around. There is a church that's a couple centuries old and a few small pyramids.

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