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May 18, 2003
From journal MEX
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
February 1, 2003
On one side of the zocalo is the dark, yet striking Catedral Metropolitana, which I've heard is the largest church in Latin America. The interior is stunning, although scaffolding has been installed in attempt to stabalize the building which is sinking into the soft ground that was once the bed of Lake Texcoco.
Another side of the Zocalo is bordered by the Palacio National. The best part of this building is the great mural painted by Diego Rivera, which is well worth a look.
Nearby the Zocalo is the Templo Mayor, which are ruins of a great temple built by the Aztecs. It seems quite out of place amongst the (relatively) modern buildings that surround it, but is an extremely interesting site to look around. There is also a museum that contains some fascinating artifacts.
Keep an eye out for entertainment in the Zocolo - dancing, music, etc.
From journal Getting around Mexico City
November 1, 2002
This is the most important Plaza of Mexico. It is used for official ceremonies and military parades. In the middle of this square you see the Mexican pride, a huge Mexican flag.
This square is surrounded by the Cathedral Metropolitana and the Palacio Nacional.
Metro : Zocalo
From journal Start of the Ruta Maya
Warwick, United Kingdom
June 10, 2002
Around the corner from the Cathedral is the excavated Templo Mayor, the main temple of the Aztec Tenochtitlan. The site has a great museum (Museo del Templo Mayor) and is a fantastic insight into Aztec culture.
From journal Mexico through the eyes of a Scout.