Important Historic Discovery in Mexico City.

Important Historic Discovery in Mexico City.

Officials in 1843 built a base, or "zocalo," for an independence monument in the center of Mexico's capital, Mexico City . Officials in 1843 built a base, or "zocalo," for an independence monument in the center of Mexico's capital, Mexico City. But the monument was never built and the circular base was adapted to hold a fountain and a band shell. It all was later paved over. This is a big historic find. But the monument was never built and the circular base was adapted to hold a fountain and a band shell. It all was later paved over. This is a big historic find.

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The plaza used to be known simply as the "Main Square" or "Arms Square," and today its formal name is Plaza de la Constitucion (Constitution Square). However, it is almost always called the Zocalo today. The modern Zocalo is one of the largest city squares in the world.

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It has been a gathering place for Mexicans since Aztec times, having been the site of Mexica ceremonies, the swearing in of viceroys, royal proclamations, military parades, Independence ceremonies and modern religious events such as the festivals of Holy Week and Corpus Christi. It has received foreign heads of state and is the main venue for both national celebration and national protest.[4] The Zocalo and surrounding blocks have played a central role in the city's planning and geography for almost 700 years.

The site is just one block southwest of the Templo Mayor which, according to Aztec legend and mythology, was considered the center of the universe.

So much to see and do in Mexico. And when you're exhausted after sucking up all that history, relax in the sun, sand and sea of Sonora and stay in one of Tripelli's beautiful properties right on the beach.

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