In 1519, when the first Spaniards marched into the city of Tenochtitlán, it was the heart of the Aztec Empire. Founded ... More
In 1519, when the first Spaniards marched into the city of Tenochtitlán, it was the heart of the Aztec Empire. Founded on a lake island in 1325, the city was the nerve center of political and economic control of an extensive area of Native America. More than 200,000 people lived in an urban area measuring almost 15 square kilometers, which included approximately 80 civil and religious buildings. The most important of these was the Templo Mayor, or Main Temple, on the crest of which were found two shrines; one dedicated to the god of war Huizilopochtli, and the other to the rain god Tláloc. Today, you can still see the temple's pyramidal base, enlarged seven times in 200 years. To one side of the site is the Casa de los Caballeros Aguila, House of the Men-Eagle, which once housed an ancient order of elite warriors. A museum, called Museo del Templo Mayor, dedicated to the temple was set up in 1987 to preserve and showcase the findings from archaeological sites of the shrine and around the main square. The 4-story building inside the complex was designed by Pedro Ramírez Vázque and comprises of artifacts such as the stone disk of Coyolxauhqui, urns, musical instruments and knives.
The colonial style Holiday Inn Zocalo is located in the Main Square of the historical center of Mexico City and
is approximately four miles from Mexico City International Airport. Established in front of the National Palace of Government and ...
The Camino Real Aeropuerto is connected by a covered pedestrian bridge to Benito Juarez International Airport, and about a 20
minute drive from downtown Mexico City. Local attractions include Guadalupe Basilica, Templo Mayor, Chapultepec Castle, Dolores Olmedo Museum, and ...
The Ramada Reforma Mexico City near Museo del Estanquillo is your comfortable stop in Centro Historico. Tour the amazing museums
and landmarks near the hotel in Mexico City, like Paseo de la Reforma and the Monument to the Revolution. ...