Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Plaza de Tres Culturas

Over the weekend I took a tour with my coworker that took us to three different cultural spots in or near Mexico City. The first stop was the Plaza de Tres Culturas or the Plaza of Three Cultures. It is called this because you can see buildings from three centuries standing the same place.

The oldest is the pyramid, which was destroyed and the materials were used to build the church behind it (the second age). The third is the modern buildings behind the church.

The square towards the building in the back of the this picture is also the home of the Tlatelolco Massacre. In 1968 anywhere from 40 to 300 people (eyewitnesses said hundreds) of people were killed as they protested ten days before the Olympic games in Mexico.

Quick stop at the Revolutionary Monument

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