Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Calle de Motolinia
Ciudad de México
This ancient alleyway was once a waterway. Small boats and barges used this passage in order to not interrupt the traffic on the Calle de las Canoas (Canoe Street, now 16 de Septiembre)
Erected by Ciudad de México.
Location. 19° 25.946′ N, 99° 8.251′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is at the intersection of Calle de Motolinia and 16 de Septiembre, on the right when traveling south on Calle de Motolinia. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portal del Coliseo (a few steps from this marker); House of José y Francisco Fagoaga y Villaurruña (within shouting distance of this marker); Mariano Galván La Casa Boker (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hotel de la Gran Sociedad (about 90 meters away); Factor Antonio de la Cadena (about 120 meters away); Teatro Principal (was about 120 meters away but has been reported missing. ); High Water Mark of 1629 (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding Calle de Motolinia. The Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, was founded on a lake, so many of the 'streets' were originally waterways for canoes and other small boats. Most of these waterways have now been filled in to form streets, but in some neighborhoods of Mexico City, particularly Xochimilco, it is still possible to see remnants of the ancient waterways.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.