Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco
Plaza de las Tres Culturas
So named because it symbolizes the fusion of pre-Hispanic and Spanish roots into the Mexican mestizo identity, this plaza displays the...
Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal
Every night the city’s mariachi bands belt out heartfelt ballads in this festive square. Wearing silver-studded outfits, they toot their...
Salón Los Ángeles
Fans of dance hall music shouldn’t miss the outstanding orchestras, nor the graceful dancers who fill the vast floor of this atmospheric...
Mercado San Camilito
This block-long building contains more than 70 kitchens preparing, among other items, Jalisco-style pozole, a broth brimming with...
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Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco information
The events that occurred before, during and after the 1968 massacre on Plaza de las Tres Culturas are chronicled in Memorial del 68, a compelling multimedia exhibit in the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. The cultural center has two other outstanding permanent exhibits.
The shiny new Museo de Sitio houses more than 400 objects unearthed at the archaeological site, such as pre-Hispanic offerings and ceramic artifacts. The interactive museum continues on the second floor in the tower building across the way, where you can learn about colonial-era Tlatelolco and the area's flora and fauna. The tower's third floor is home to the Colección Stavenhagen, an extraordinary collection of more than 500 pre-Hispanic clay and stone sculptures, including amusing animal figures and phallic works.