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Mexico City Spanish 2 Expresate 2
Transcript of Mexico City Spanish 2 Expresate 2
La fiesta Guadalupana
La Feria de las Flores (Xochimilco: "place of the flowers")
“El Caballero Águila
“La Gran Tenochtitlán”
* Built in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This “Villa” has two different churches: the Colonial, called the Old Basílica (1531-1709) and the New Basílica (1974-1976). The Old Basílica has been sinking due to the fact that it was built on top of a lake, that is why the other was built.
* Built in 1572, it’s the heart of the Zócalo.
* 20 million
* 2.240 M.A.S.L.
* Tenochtitlán, the capital of the aztec empire, was built on top of lake Texcoco. Until its destruction in 1521, this was one of the mos beautiful and big cities in the world. Coloquial Mexico was built on top of this magnificent city.
* Financial Center; Tourism
(1907 – 1954)
* Celebrated in honor of a girls 15th birthday. It’s the equivalent of a Sweet Sixteen Party
* Originally called Tenochtitlán, it is one of the biggest cities in the world. As well as one of the oldest cities in the western hemisphire
* The Museum holds an arqueologic-al exibit from all around the country
“El Zócalo” or “Plaza of the constitution” is located in the
heart of the city
* Inspired by Paris’ “Champs Elise”, this avenue is the most beautiful and important in the whole city
* Used to be the house of Hernán Cortés, now it’s the residence of the president
Represents the "guerrero azteca"
annual celebration, with floating gardens
To celebrate the miracle of the Virgen de Guadalupe
Monument of Indepence, constructed in 1910 to celebrate the 100 years from the "grito de Dolores"
Piedra del sol:
discovered in 1790. Aztec calendar stone
Center of the city of Mexico: palace built on Aztec ruins
Tlaloc: god of water & rain