Colonia Tlatelolco in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
Battle of Tlatelolco
Batalla de Tlatelolco
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
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
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is August 13, 1521.
Location. 19° 27.085′ N, 99° 8.227′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de 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. The marker is just west of the main entrance to the Santiago Apostol Catholic Temple. 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. Favor request…and talent for the gods (a few steps from this marker); Coyolxauhqui: The dismembered goddess (a few steps from 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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
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