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Inspiring to see the church where a Native American who changed the history of Mexico and the Church - Saint Juan Diego - was baptized 500 years ago. Very moving to see the huge baptismal font which was used for his baptism. He symbolizes the...More
This area truly embodies the pain of Mexico's past - from 40,000 Aztecs massacred to 400 student-protesters in 1968 sacrificed for political mishandling to the 1985 earthquake with 300 dead. Too much tragedy in one spot!
Pre-Colombian/Aztec meets Spanish Colonial culture in this plaza filled with history. On these grounds protesting students were massacred by the government just prior to the start of 1968 Olympics. The mixing of three cultures is both visually and emotionally present. The Aztec ruins, the Spanish...More
My tour guide (on the way to Teotihuacan) stopped here. This is also the ruins and foundation of an Aztec city and is also the grounds where the 1968 Mexico student massacre happened. I got a great Aztec history lesson by walking around the ruins...More
This plaza commemorates one of the sad aspects of Mexican history, specifically the death of the indigenous culture. There are ruins there representing the old culture, a huge church representing European Christian culture, and modern buildings that represent today's. I found the place rather creepy,...More
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
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
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
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
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