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Mexico City: The Zócalo Photo 9

Mexico City: The Zócalo

January 18th 2010
Mexico City! I am staying at a hostel directly behind the Metropolitan Cathedral in the Zócalo. The Zócalo is the main square at the heart of Mexico City officially know as the Plaza de la Constitución. In addition to the Cathedral the square is bordered by the National Palace, Federal District building and the Templo Mayor, which was the main temple when this was the Aztec city of Tenochtit ... read more
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Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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