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Other attractions in the Historical Centre.

-La Plaza de las Tres Culturas - Square of the Three Cultures, Among a public space that resumes the pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern Mexico. Aztec ruins, a 17th century church and vanguard constructions converge here to symbolize the history of the Nation.

The square is located in the same spot of what once was the most important of the Aztec culture: Tlatelolco, a city like Tenochtitlan. At the arrival of the Spaniards, they built the church of Santiago in 1524 and later modified in the 17th century. And near the middle 20th century, the government entrusted the architect Mario Pani with the completion of a project that would reflex the evolutional process of the Mexican Nation and its culture.

On the eve of the Olympic Games of Mexico in 1968, a multitude of college students gathered in this Square and started a protest against the government. The tension grew up and reverted into chaos and pain when the president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz ordered the army to intervene. Three hundred people were killed.

The Plaza de las Tres Culturas is located in the northern area of Mexico City.

-San Angel. Streets with paving-stones, colonial casona mansions, a temple, a convent and a museum. On Saturdays a colourful flea market full of crafts filling the San Jacinto Square. These are only some of the attractions offered by this peaceful corner of Mexico City.
The development of this suggestive space started in the 17th century, when the Iglesia del Carmen Church was raised. A temple of the order of the Carmelites full of artistic wealth (in canvas and furniture) that at the present days are on exhibition in the old clusters.

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  • Other spots of interest are the flea market that gathers on Saturdays, taking in artisans from all over the country bargaining with their products. The Casa del Risco House, dating from the 18th century, and the Casa de Diego Rivera House, the Mexican mural painter deceased 1n 1957. His home has presently become a well visited museum. San Angel is at the south of Mexico City.

    -Coyoacan, is a traditional neighbourhood of pebbled streets, colonial churches, noisy little markets, coffee shops and quiet squares, among which can still be perceived evocations from the past. Only recently, one could affirm that here you where at the outskirts of the City, but the quick urban advance brushed away the distance, merging Coyoacan with Mexico City. Coyoacan, "the place of the coyotes" in the native tongue, existed well before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors. The story goes that after destroying Tenochtitlan, Hernan Cortes took this locality as his dwelling place, so therefore it became momentarily the capital city of New Spain (Nueva España was the former name given to Mexico by the Spaniards at their arrival).

    From this period remain the Palacio de Cortes Palace, facing the Jardines del Centenario Centennial Gardens, and the Templo de San Juan Bautista Church, one of the largest in the Country, built between 1538 and 1582. But besides of serving as the lair to a cruel conqueror, Coyoacan is also known as the cradle of renowned intellectuals and artists, as Frida Kahlo, born in this locality, and who later dwelled here with her husband, the mural painter Diego de Rivera in the Casa Azul or Blue House, today turned into a museum (247 London Street).

    The Museo Frida Kahlo Museum shelters a part of her work and several sketches previous to her paintings, besides love letters to and from Diego Rivera, the indigenous outfits that she used to wear and other valuable objects. At six blocks distance, at 45 Viena Street, stands the house where lived and was murdered Leon Trotsky, the communist leader who fled from the Soviet Union because of a difference of opinions with Stalin.

    -Polanco, is an exclusive and cosmopolitan zone that aroused during the decade of the twenties. Its first residents were wealthy families of Jewish, Spanish and Lebanese extraction. Located to the North of Chapultepec Park, it is supplied with luxurious restaurants and many commercial premises, besides the already mentioned Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Museum of Modern Art, an interesting and innovating museum with permanent exhibitions of Mexican and foreign artists. It is located at the Campos Eliseos Street, in the corner with Jorge Elliot Street. Inaugurated in 1984.

    -La Piramide de Cuicuilco - Pyramid, it is considered as one of the oldest constructions in the Valley of Mexico. It is a ceremonial complex that was built around the year 500 B.C. to be deserted near the year 200 B.C. The lava of the Xitle volcano completely covered it later. In 1923, the North American archaeologist Byron Cummings unearthed it after a year's work and searching.

    The Pyramid, whose name in the nahuatl tongue means "the place where one dances and sings", is arranged by four cones stacked on top of one another, connected by staircases and ramps. Its original height was over 27 metres, but time and weather had reduced them to less than 18.

    Celada Boat -Xochimilco, this is one of the most visited and picturesque places in the City of Mexico, due to its floating gardens and its water channels crossed by the romantic "trajineras", a type of boat covered up with flowers. Placed at an hour's journey from the Centre, its name means "flowering fields" in the nahuatl tongue, while its origins go back to the people of the lakes in pre-Hispanic eras.

    Trajineras of BoatsThose people created the water gardens or chinanpas, which are rafts of knitted branches and covered with soil, over which were planted flowers and other kinds of plants. With time, the roots of these plants reached the bottom of the lake and anchored the rafts, turning them into small islands. This system has been preserved until the present day.

    Bernardino Church The adventure over the channels of Xochimilco starts at the havens, where the "trajineras" are found. The weekends are particularly seductive, with the presence of the strong voices of the mariachis, besides the almost endless variety of typical food and beverages. Of its colonial past, Xochimilco preserves the Church of San Bernardino, built in the later 16th century. In its interior is one of the most ancient altar pieces of America.

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