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Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City


Huellas Prehispánicas bajo la Catedral Metropolitana de MéxicoWhen the city of Tenochtitlan fell to Spanish rule, more than 50 buildings were destroyed in the sacred central quarter. A first Cathedral was demolished almost immediately, but soon a more ambitious project was underway for the most important church in the vice royal capital. Archaeological excavations uncovered part of the Temple of the Sun and the stairway of another building beneath the current Cathedral. The remains of the primitive church were excavated within the current atrium, and today these can be admired through archaeological windows.

Heart of México Walking Route: The Ancient Route

< < Palacio de Axayácatl | Plaza del Seminario> >

Proyecto “Corredor de Cultura Digital”.

Nombre de la investigación: Investigación Centro Histórico, Monumentos, Edificios y Puntos de Interés (2023)

Dirección de investigación y diseño de Rutas: Acércate al Centro A.C. Guadalupe Gómez Collada

Coordinación e investigación histórica: Fideicomiso del Centro histórico Dir. Maestra Loredana Montes

How to get here


Huei Tzompantli

Nearest at 0.10 kms.

La Casa de las Sirenas

Nearest at 0.1 kms.

Recomendado por CANIRAC

El Balcón del Zócalo

Nearest at 0.2 kms.

Recomendado por CANIRAC


Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México

A landmark hotel on the edge of Mexico City's main plaza . . .

Templo Mayor Archaeological Site & Museum

One of the most important sites in the city, even today, don't miss the chance to visit the Templo Mayor.

El Zócalo

There's no center like the very center, and in Mexico City, that means el Zócalo!

The National Palace / New Houses of Moctezuma

One of Mexico City's proudest, most enormous parts of history, the Palacio dominates the entire east of the Zocalo.

Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento - Old City Hall Building

Among the earliest on the buildings on the Zócalo, it's still the seat of City government.

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