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Plaza de las Tres Culturas

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 is the location of the remains of Tlatelolco, an old Aztec city.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“aztec ruins” (7 reviews)
“pre columbian” (5 reviews)
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Eje Central esquina Eje Uno Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 11 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.

Thank Tre'Shaun N
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I had never visit this place before, it was kind of weird stepping on the same ground where all the students died back in 1968. But a great historic place, theres still some ruins and the church where Juan Diego presented his Ayate where la...More

Thank Rosavlrl
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank vpcanouk
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.

Thank jlorosco
Reviewed 18 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!

Thank Lisa F
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....More

Thank Petra P
Reviewed 29 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...More

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