Norte de Avenida Reforma
Mexico City, 06995
+52 55 533 4700 (Oficina de turismo)
Originally the stronghold of the Aztec Cuauhtémoc, and sister city of Tenochtitlán, this zone is not always a part of the city included on many tourist itineraries, but it is well worth visiting, especially if you want to get a more comprehensive idea of the Mexican capital and history. The area is infamous for being the site where hundreds of people attending a political demonstration, were massacred by government troops in 1968. If that were not enough, in 1985, it was devastated by an earthquake, which left hundreds dead and injured. On a more light-hearted note, in this neighbourhood you will also find the famous Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Square of the Three Cultures)
, which gathers together the remains of an Aztec ceremonial site, an old colonial church and college, and more recent constructions built during the twentieth century.