Tlatelolco Archaeological Zone

  • CATEGORY: Archeological sites
  • PHONES: (55) 5583 0295


Tlatelolco means “mound of sand”, and was the most important commercial center of Pre-Hispanic Mexico; its name translated to Náhuatl is interpreted as Tlatelli: “terrace”, or Xaltilolli, which means “sandy point”.

The Square of the Three Cultures is one of the most significant in Mexico City, because in it are reflected three important stages of Mexico’s History: the Pre-Hispanic, the Colonial, and the Contemporary.


Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas s/n, esquina con Flores Magón, Col. Nonoalco Tlatelolco, C.P. 6900, México, Ciudad de México


From Monday to Sunday, 09:00 - 17:00 hrs.


Entrada libre.


Guide visits | Ticket office | Lavatories


Edwina Villegas Gómez
Tel. (55) 5583 0295


Departing from Mexico City’s Downtown, head north through Lázaro Cárdenas Eje Central (Main Avenue) you can find at east of Reforma Avenue and crossing Ricarco Flores Magón Avenue, on the right side, you can find the access to the archaeological zone. Visitors can also arrive to the site using public transport, Tlatelolco Station that belongs to Line No. 3 of METRO Public Transport (Subway) is the nearest station to the site. Also you can get on the Trolleybus, from south to north across Eje Central to Flores Magón Avenue.