Archeological sites in Mexico City are the legacy of the early civilizations that populated it, bestowing it with diverse cultural features.
In the downtown area, come face to face with Aztec culture at an archeological site where one can admire the remains of what was the Templo Mayor (Great Temple) site. Some of the most significant Aztec sculptures are found here, such as stone carvings of the Coyolxauqui and Tlaltecuhtli gods, as well as the famous Piedra del Sol (Stone of the Sun or the so-called Aztec Calendar). The excavation and restoration of archeology in Mexico City is ongoing here.
The Plaza de las Tres Culturas, in Tlatelolco, is another important archeological site where several pre-Hispanic structures are sheltered by modern buildings. Observable here are the different eras of Mexican archeological history: pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern.
A clear example of Mexico’s past within the present-day city are two more sites where the visitor can find remains of the Aztec culture: an Aztec temple in the Cerro de la Estrella in Iztapalapa and a circular pyramid with five altars in the archaeological site of Cuicuilco in Tlalpan.