top of page

Tlatelolco Archaeological Zone

Your first time in CDMX can also be filled with archeology. And it is that in Tlatelolco there are vestiges of what was an ancient city that was divided into 19 neighborhoods. In this area you can see its own Templo Mayor, a calendrical temple, rites to Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl and much more. It is located on the corner of Ricardo Flores Magón streets to the south, Eje Central to the west and to the east by Avenida Reforma, in the Cuauhtémoc Delegation. The visitor can arrive at the site by means of public transport, through the Tlatelolco station corresponding to Line 3 of the Metro Collective Transport, which is the closest. The Trolleybus from south to north through Eje Central to Avenida Flores Magón. Conceptual Content: The city of Tlatelolco was founded around 1337, 13 years after the founding of Mexico Tenochtitlán, by a part of the same Mexica group. Both cities built their ceremonial precincts, and in Tlatelolco, thanks to the archaeological excavations begun on April 8, 1944, after 1960 to 1968, 67 structures were recovered that make up the archaeological zone with the largest property collection exhibited in Mexico City. Thanks to 70 years of interdisciplinary archaeological research, the National Institute of Anthropology and History currently exhibits its furniture collections in 4 museums: Interpretation Room of the Great Cultural Complex of Mexico-Tlatelolco, based in the building of access to the archaeological zone; Site Museum, based in the Tower of the UNAM-Tlatelolco Cultural Center; Museum of the Water Box of the Imperial College of the Holy Cross; and Museum room tribute to Cuauhtémoc, where the mural of David Alfaro Siqueiros is exhibited: "Cuauhtémoc against the myth", right in the remains of the 16th century Tecpan. Finally, shortly before the arrival of the Spanish, Tlatelolco was defeated by the Tenochcas, led by AxayÁcatl, in 1473. The parallel history of Tlatelolco and Tenochtitlán is a clear example of the process that Mesoamerican territory went through shortly before the Spanish conquest, characterized by struggles for political power between lineages and territorial expansions. Main chronological location: Late Postclassic 1337 to 1521 AD. However, by maintaining a common origin and a tutelary God (Huitzilopochtli), Tenochcas and Tlatelolcas shared some festivals of the ritual cycle and the market, which made a great impression on the European conquerors when they met him.


Hours: Open every day of the year from 08:00 to 17:00. Free admission. Telephone numbers: 01 (55) 5583 0295 and 5782 2240 Website or social networks: Zona Arqueológica Tlatelolco


2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page