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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: North America

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Mexico 1: Intro to Mexico City and Veracruz

Mexico  1: Intro to Mexico City and Veracruz

This program presents an introduction Mexico City, once the capital of the ancient Aztec Empire, today the capital of Mexico and a modern cosmopolitan city known for a combination of Aztec, Spanish colonial, modern art and architecture. Here we find the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Palace of Fine Arts, which is the city's most famous theater and was designed by renowned Italian architect Adamo Boari at the beginning of the 20th century. We visit the Zocolo, the second largest plaza in the world, which has the Catedral Metropolitana and Palacio Nacional situated in its surrounding Historic Center; then the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, the "City of the Gods" is an ancient city 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, known as the most important archeological ruin site in Mexico. Next, to Veracruz, located on the Gulf of Mexico, it is the oldest city in Mexico and is famous as the landing point on the Mexican mainland for Hernando Cortez's expedition into the Aztec region of Tenochtitlan; then the Ruins of Zempoala, which means "place of the 20 waters"; this archeological site was once the principal city of the Totanac Indians at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Lastly, we explore the Plaza de las Armas, the main town square of Verzcruz, where we find the Municipal Palace and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. 04/10DE IJSCA 30 min.
Also See: Mexico; Mexico; Adventure 5: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico

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