Zócalo Meydanı, Mexico City

Meksika’da gözlerimi açtığım ilk sabah; kendimi kahvaltı yaptığım otelin terasından bu koskoca meydana bakarken buluyorum; dünyanın en büyük şehir meydanları sıralamasında yer alıyor mudur... Büyük bir dikdörtgene benzeyen, daha doğrusu futbol sahasını andıran bu meydan 14. Yüzyılın başlarında kurulan Aztek döneminden beri bir ritüel mekanı. Meydanın hemen yakınında yer alan Büyük Tapınak Azteklerin dünyanın merkezi olduğuna inandıkları yer. Bugünün başkent Meksika’sında ‘centro’ diye anılan...

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The Zócalo Square, Mexico City

The first morning I opened my eyes in Mexico, I found myself gazing at this gigantic square from the terrace of the hotel where I was having my breakfast. I wondered if it is among the largest squares in the world. This square which looks like a big rectangle, or a soccer field has been a ritual site since the beginning of the Aztec period in the 14th century. The Great Temple next to the square is the place the Aztec believed to be the center of the world. I am at the old town which is...

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Walking in Zócalo, Mexico City

During one of your days in Mexico City throw yourself to the streets of the old town around the Zócalo Square. Here are some places to stop by. The Palace of Fine Arts stands at the historical centre of Mexico City, a beautiful art nouveau style palace built in the beginning of 1900s; still serves as a centre of arts & culture. Inside you can see the wall paintings, the most famous ones, Orozco’s ‘Catharsis’, Diego Rivera’s ‘Man, controller of the universe’, originally ordered by the...

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