Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Pedestrian Bridge over the Templo Mayor
Este puente atraviesa 700 años de historia de la Ciudad de México. Vas a entrar al corazón del que fuera el Recinto Sagrado de Tenochitlan, una de las ciudades más importantes del mundo antigio. Este espacio público ha sido creado para que aprecies la excepcionalidad del Templo Mayor.
This bridge spans 700 years of Mexico City history. You're about to enter what was the holiest shrine in Tenochtitlan, one of the major cities of the ancient world. This public space has been created so you can appreciate the shrine's uniqueness.
Please be respectful
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Arqueología e Historia (INAH).
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
Location. 19° 26.096′ N, 99° 7.925′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle República de Guatemala just west of Avenida República de Argentina, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. Cuauhtémoc's Last Message (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignacio Luis Vallarta (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Antonio Marquez G. (about 90 meters away); House of Luis de Castilla (about 120 meters away); House of Juan Engel (about 120 meters away); The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico (about 150 meters away); Death of Benito Juárez (about 180 meters away); The Main Chapels of the Cathedral of Mexico City (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Also see . . . The Templo Mayor (at Wikipedia). The Templo Mayor (Spanish for "Main Temple") was one of the main temples of the Aztecs in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica. The temple was dedicated simultaneously to two gods, Huitzilopochtli, god of war, and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture, each of which had a shrine at the top of the pyramid with separate staircases. The spire in the center of the adjacent image was devoted to Quetzalcoatl in his form as the wind god, Ehecatl. The Great Temple devoted to Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc, measuring approximately 100 by 80 m (328 by 262 ft) at its base, dominated the Sacred Precinct. Construction (Submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Categories. • Anthropology • Architecture • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.