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... now Mexico City). As was traditional for many Mesoamerican cultures the temple started off relatively small (compared to the finished product) in around 1325 and was updated six times between then and 1521, when the Spanish destroyed it. Each update consisted of building an even more impressive temple right over the original. Though the Spanish destroyed the temple and built a church out of its materials, they mostly just destroyed the upper layers of ...
... which is the main square. Like Red Square in Moscow it is flanked by important buildings such as the Palacio Nacional and the Catedral Metropolitana but unlike Moscow this square doesn't also have a huge shopping centre on one side. This might be why i found it so much more impressive than Red Square. Hands down the best plaza so far!
As I said on one side of the Zócalo is the ...
... business between the trees. Only the traffic noise reminded us of the busy city outside. Leaving the museum, we walked to the main area of Coyoácan. In the large main square, people were meeting up and enjoying the summer afternoon. Near the bandstand, we ate our late lunch. We visited the huge church with gigantic arches nearby. The atmosphere inside was sombre and we felt the need to whisper somehow. After that, we walked through an adjoining square and out of its gates. ...
... Cathedral on one side -- we went in for a peek but it was in the middle of Sunday services and jam-packed full of people, so we left. On a second side, there's the Presidential Palace, which is closed to tourism but you can see it from the outside. The third side had another palace, brightly decorated for Christmas. There were some enthusiastic costumed street performers dancing with feathered hats to the beat of drums just outside. The fourth side appears to be mostly ...
... and skulls everywhere! We visited the main square at night and the zombies and babies in pumpkin outfits were out in force, very cute! We are now in Oaxaca where I spent my bday, was a great place to spend the day! We had a look around the markets in the afternoon and later in the evening we went to a cemetery, sounds strange but Day of the Dead is a huge celebration here and all the gravestones were decorated with flowers ...
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