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Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Battle of Tlatelolco

Batalla de Tlatelolco

 
 
Battle of Tlatelolco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
1. Battle of Tlatelolco Marker
Inscription.
El 13 de agosto de 1521
heroicamente defendido por Cuauhtemoc
cayo Tlatelolco en poder de Hernan Cortes
No fue triunfo ni derrota
Fue el doloroso nacimiento del pueblo mestizo
que es el Mexico de hoy

English translation:
On August 13, 1521
although heroically defended by Cuauhtémoc
Tlatelolco was overtaken by Hernán Cortés
It was not a triumph or a defeat
But rather was the painful birth
of today´s Mexico

 
Location. 19° 27.085′ N, 99° 8.227′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. The marker is at the Tlatelolco Archeological Site on Eje Central near the intersection with Avenida Ricardo Flores Magón. The marker is just west of the main entrance to the Santiago Apostol Catholic Temple.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Favor request…and talent for the gods (a few steps from this marker); Coyolxauhqui: The dismembered goddess (a few steps from this marker); Tzompantli altar (“flag of heads”) of the north (within shouting distance of this marker); Santiago Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage 1 of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco
Battle of Tlatelolco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. Battle of Tlatelolco Marker
The ruins of the Templo Mayor are in the background to the west of the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Momoztli: a neighborhood altar (within shouting distance of this marker); From peaceful convent to bellicose military barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Walls and roads: limits and communication (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
The Fusion of Two Cultures by Jorge González Camarena, 1963 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
3. The Fusion of Two Cultures by Jorge González Camarena, 1963
(La Fusión de Dos Culturas, Museo Nacional de Historia, Ciudad de Mexico). The bust on the right of Cuauhtémoc is a copy of the original by Jesús F. Contreras, ca. 1890.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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