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Tlatelolco: Ancient ruins in the heart of the city

Dating back at least 700 years, the pyramids and other buildings on this site belonged to the Tlatelolca, a pre-Columbian civilization contemporaneous to the Aztecs. You can wander around the well-preserved and well-documented excavation, which stands in the shadow of a centuries-old Spanish cathedral.

These ruins recently made headlines when scientists working on the ongoing excavation there discovered a set of 49 human skeletons dating back to Tlatelolca times.

The surrounding neighborhood is also quite pleasant, with many parks and interesting shops.

Getting there

The excavation site is just a few minutes' walk from the Tlatelolco Metro station. The adjacent cathedral is a helpful landmark.

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