|UNESCO #412 - Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City - MEXICO|
Friday, April 04, 2014
Historic Centre of Mexico City - MEXICO - UNESCO #412
The second card Lando sent me shows a group of dancers performing an Aztec cerimony on the Constitution Square (locally known as 'Zócalo') in front of the cathedral in Mexico City (the biggest cathedral in South America that took three centuries to finish). Thank you so much Lando, Gracias! With this beautiful card my UNESCO collection grows to 339 sites, only 642 to finish. This postcard took 17 days to arrive!
Built in the 16th century by the Spanish on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the old Aztec capital, Mexico City is now one of the world's largest and most densely populated cities. It has five Aztec temples, the ruins of which have been identified, a cathedral (the largest on the continent) and some fine 19th- and 20th-century public buildings such as the Palacio de las Bellas Artes.