Cathedral on Zocalo - Mexico City - May 1979
Once the main center of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, this is the beating heart of Mexico's capital. Within a few meters you will discover pre-Hispanic ruins and majestic colonial buildings. In the surrounding streets you will encounter a cross section of Mexico City's population: business executives, workers, and fashionistas, as well as vendors, buskers and Aztec dancers. Tourists and locals alike wander these streets where Mexico's past and present intersect.
The main square of the city is called the Zocalo but its official name is Plaza de la Constitucion. It takes up a whole city block and is among the largest squares in the world where people gather for civic and cultural events and celebrations throughout the year. Over the years the Zocalo has undergone several different incarnations; inside the Zocalo metro station you can see scale models of its many different phases.