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Tlatelolco

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This site was once a major Indian city that rivaled and eventually was...

This site was once a major Indian city that rivaled and eventually was conquered by the Aztec empire.

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US$98.00*
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Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine
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US$39.00*
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe

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An unexpected addition to our tour

We signed up, at our hotel, for a guided tour today of Teotihuacan and the Virgin of Guadalupe. The tour was throught Monopolis Tours operating out of the Krystal Hotel on La... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Ronald L
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Longmont, United States
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Longview, Texas
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is full of history and good place to see some ruins with out going very far from the center of the city

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california
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Important ruins of a indigenous plaza and temple, including a medicinal hot bath. You walk along a a footpath with many plaques (with English translations) that explain purposes of the stepped platforms and pre-colonial building foundations. Compact area with much important history. Our group from age 20 to 60 was surprised it does not get more attention. Easy access-- about... More 

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Longmont, United States
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We signed up, at our hotel, for a guided tour today of Teotihuacan and the Virgin of Guadalupe. The tour was throught Monopolis Tours operating out of the Krystal Hotel on La Reforma and available through most hotel concierges. We were not expecting this stop, but it was a worthwhile treat. Saw the ruins of the Tlatelolco pyramid, which was... More 

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Thank Ronald L
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I never knew of the existence of Tlatelolco and I was a bit hesitant to visit since it looks very plain and unassuming! But once we heard the history of the site, I wanted to learn more about it! I found the story of the massacre that occurred at this site pretty interesting, especially the part of the government trying... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you have the opportunity to bring a tour guide along with you, this is great spot to visit and have someone to explain the history behind it. With the Aztec Indians, the Spanish or the recent massacre (1960s), this spot has a lot of history and is worth a visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Unfortunately we couldn't gain full access but I am sure if we could it would have been a five. This was our first example of pre- Hispanic history on arrival in Mexico and gave a good grounding as to the methods of building etc.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Tlatelolco is probably one of the most enigmatic places in Mexico City. Its architecture merges Mexico's culture as you will find Prehispanic ruins and above them Catholic Church that dates from Colonial times. Surrounding these constructions, you will find Pani's urban project. These modern buildings represent Mexico's utopian dream in trying to become firs world country. These modern buildings hold... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

For those of you who have already done all the requisite CDMX sites, this should definitely be next on your list. Tlatelolco is important not only as a prehispanic site with an awesome pyramid complex (the calendar pyramid has some of the coolest engravings you'll see) but it's also the site of two extremely important contemporary events: the student massacre... More 

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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My parents grew up in Tlatelolco, both of were alive to experience the massacre. It's a place filled with lots of culture and history. Not a huge touristy place but definitely worth stopping by.

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Thank Ashley M
Bowie, Maryland
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a good site to see, learn about the Aztec history as well as the more contemporary history including the student Massacre. I thought it was interesting, but I really enjoy history, if you don't, then this is just a ruin and might be a bit slow for you.

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