on November 2, 2002
This Plaza symbolizes the 3 different Cultures of Mexico: Pre-Columbian Culture, Spanish Culture and the Modern Culture. On this picture you can see two of these cultures, an Aztec symbol, ruins of ancient pyramids of Tlatelolco, the twin city of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, and in the background the modern buildings. The second Culture at the plaza de las tres Culturas : The Spanish built here their own temple, the Santiago Church. This church is built in the 16th century, in that time churches were built in a kind of style as they build fortresses. The third Culture at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas is the Modern Culture. This is symbolized by a big almost completely empty square surrounded by modern buildings. There is a statue which remembers the bloodbath that happened here in October 1968, when the military opened fire at a group of demonstrating students, more then hundred students died, this must be surely be one of the darkest pages in the Mexican history . . .
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