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Address: Eje Central esquina Eje Uno Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
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This plaza is influenced by Aztec, Spanish and modern Mexican cultures and...

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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The site has archaeological remains, a lovely colon i al church and a museum dedicated to a very dark episode in Mexican history in 1968. The massacre of civilians attending a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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Mexico City, Mexico
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The site has archaeological remains, a lovely colon i al church and a museum dedicated to a very dark episode in Mexican history in 1968. The massacre of civilians attending a peaceful rally in the square. Military and police forces gunned down the protesters from the top of the buildings. Only recently has the massacre been openly acknolwledged and examined.... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Been there a few times, very interesting looking at the various buildings. Easy to get to either Metro or included in a tour.

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Orange county
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

History aat its best! Hire a guide to tell you the history! Love the architecture. Many Indians come down from the mountains selling their beautiful hand made items. We loved it!

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Hradec Kralove Region, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

There are really nice pyramid ruins, the church and the square together in one area,which made me think about it as a perfect example of cultural syncretism - pre-columbian ruins, Spanish church and kind of modern square, which witnessed the massacre of students in 1968. One of the most important places in the City.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This place is loaded with tragic Mexican history, from the ancient site of Tlatelolco, the conquest of the Spanish represented by the Church of Santiago de Tlatelolco and the Mexican 50s-era housing complex all around. The ruins are relatively small and there's not many eateries around, but it's definitely something to stop by and check out. I think it was... More 

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Sun City West
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Plaza de las Tres Cultures in the Tlatelotco section is a sobering reminder of history, and the site is free. In the center are Aztec ruins with a pyramid that predates Tenochtitlan by 200 years. To the right of the pyramid is the 17th cen. (1690) Spanish Templo de Santiago which is built with Aztec stones from the pyramid. This... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was at an International Law Convention at the Ex-Convent (now the Foreign Relations Ministry Archive Offices) that is right beside the Tlatelolco ruins so I decided, in a free time that I had, to explore the place, there is the Church of Santiago, constructed in the early 1500 by the franciscan order, the aztec archeological site full of ruins... More 

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Westerlo, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

You can discover buildings of 3 eras, starting with remains of pyramids and ancient market place. It is free and educational. Stop by if you have the chance.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

there is a lot of modern signifcance to the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, it was the site of a modern terrible repression by the Government in 1968 of students, with several or hundreds of murdered by the police then,....and is the place where Aztec temples were, and later a church was built, interesting to visit, and important to hear... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Historical place to see Aztec, Colony and modern architecture together. This place was also scenario for the biggest students protest in 1968 at Mexico. free admission

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