The archaeological site of Tlatelolco is the best example of Mexico of this time. The stone structures are remnants of 13 sites, among which are the Grand Temple, the Temple calendar, the Complex of the Wind or The Palace.
The first of these it is said to surpass in size to the main ceremonial center of its sister city, Tenochtitlan, Mexico, and the foundation of the construction states are testimony to that. When taking the tour, you can observe the characteristics that define the pre-Hispanic architectural style, such as roads, construction stages, and the cult of the major gods of the Aztec pantheon, Huitzilopochtli and Quetzalcoatl. Around these structures are a corridor that has been added to facilitate and give meaning to the journey. The main activities carried out in pre-Hispanic cities, was trade, as evidence by the largest market on record, where carrying out the exchange of food and products, using the seed of the cocoa as currency. Likewise, it is also here where the library, Tlatelolco, held a huge number of records from this time that were looted and destroyed after the arrival of European settlers.
These and other important facts have been recorded in the Museum of Tecpan, which is located just steps away from the archaeological site and should not be overlooked when making the journey.â��â��Finally, if you want to dig deeper into the subject, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) offers free tours in English and Spanish from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., Monday to Friday by appointment only.
Address: Tlatelolco Archaeological Zone: Axis corner Lazaro Cardenas Flores Magon, Nonoalco, Tlatelolco, Mexico DF, CP 06900. Metro Station: Tlatelolco, Line 3.â��â��Time and Cost of the Tlatelolco Archaeological Zone, Monday to Sunday from 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.. Free admission.â��Time and Cost of Site Museum "The Tecpan": Monday to Sunday from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.. Free admission. Services: Free guided tours in English and Spanish by appointment.