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Colonia Tlatelolco in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The Palace

El Palacio

 
 
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Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 7, 2017
1. The Palace Marker
Inscription.  
Este edificio fue llamado “El Palacio”. Se trata de una estructura orientada al sur, que tiene una doble escalinata de acceso dividida por un dado central. Sobre su plataforma, había dos enormes columnas que formaban un amplio portal.

En el interior, había un pequeño patio central con un altar y dos habitaciones de cada lado, mismas que estaban unidas por una pequeña banqueta. En la esquina suroeste hay una estructura formada por escalinatas concéntricas que fue llamado “El Baño”; al sureste, había una pequeñas habitación, pero hoy sólo quedan los peldaños de acceso y su piso de fino estuco.

Dadas la pequeñas dimensiones y la ubicación, es muy probable que el edificio estuviera asociado al culto de los dioses del Templo Mayor: Tláloc y Huitzilopochtli.

Pie de dibujos:
Reconstrucción hipotética.

Hoy sólo quedan pocas evidencias de esta construcción, sin embargo por los datos obtenidos durante las diversas investigaciones, se sabe que El Palacio tuvo muros de mampostería recubiertos de una capa de estuco y probablemente pintura mural.

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place was called “The Palace”. It’s a building structure to the south that has a double stairway divided by a central die. On its platform there were two enormous columns that formed a wide entrance hall.

Inside its interior, there was a small central patio with an altar and two bedrooms on each side, the same that were connected by a small sidewalk. On the southwest corner lies a structure formed by a concentric staircase that was called “El Baño” (The Bathroom); to the southeast, there was a small room, but today only the entrance stairway and its fine stucco floor remains.

Based on the small dimensions and the location it is very likely that the building was associated to the cult of the gods of the Great Temple (“El Templo Mayor”): Tláloc and Huitzilopochtli.

English translation of captions:
A hypothetical reconstruction.

Today there are few remnants of the construction, however data from different research projects show that The Palace had walls made of stone and rubble covered with stucco that were painted with murals.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 19° 27.043′ N, 99° 8.254′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de
The Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. The Palace Marker
México. It is in Colonia Tlatelolco. The marker is at the Tlatelolco Archeological Site on Eje Central near the intersection with Avenida Ricardo Flores Magón. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06900, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Calendar Temple (a few steps from this marker); Tzompantli altar (“flag of heads”) of the south. (a few steps from this marker); Superimposed altars (within shouting distance of this marker); Tlatelolco’s great temple (“Templo Mayor”): A mirrored image of Tenochtitlan (within shouting distance of this marker); Full color Tlatelolco: The temple of the paintings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tlatelolco Lovers (within shouting distance of this marker); Ehécatl Quetzalcóatl: attracting rain and fertility (within shouting distance of this marker); Tlatelolco: a well-planned city (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
The Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 7, 2017
3. The Palace Marker
The marker can be seen here at the base of the "Palace" in this view towards the south. The Secretariat of Foreign Relations building (Secretaría de Relaciones Extranjeras) can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   2. submitted on January 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3. submitted on August 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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