Casa de Azulejos
Built 1596, the entire building
is covered inside and out with tiles.
Interior, Casa de Azulejos
Monumento a la Independencia
Plaza de las Tres Culturas
The pre-Columbian Aztec ruins of
Tlatelolco, the 17th century Spanish Templo de Santiago and the modern Foreign
Ministry building together offer a quick glance at the major periods of Mexico's
history. Reading between the lines here offers even more. Here
in 1521, Cortes defeated the Aztec and an inscription at the site reads "This
was neither victory or defeat. It was the sad birth of the mestizo
people which is Mexico today" This is also where several hundred protesters
were massacred by government troops just before the 1968 olympics.