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Zócalo Metro Models

The 1969 construction of Mexico City’s subway was an ambitious urban project. As part of the project, the National Institute of Anthropology and History donated three models that were placed in the Zócalo subway station, showing the capital’s central square during three different eras, specifically the years 1521, 1824, and 1900.

The models sat below ground for decades, growing dusty. As the years went on and new archaeological studies were made within the city, it became clear that these models weren’t quite accurate. So, in 2018, the three models were updated to better reflect Mexico City’s history.



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Museo del Calzado (Footwear Museum) 20200.6kmsite_ao
Tomb of Hernán Cortés 20200.5kmsite_ao
Salón de Cabildos (City Hall) 20190.2kmsite_ao
Rooftop Terrace at Museo del Estanquillo 20190.3kmsite_ao
Plaza Santos Degollado 20191.1kmsite_ao
Ottoman Clock 20190.6kmsite_ao
Taquería Los Cocuyos 20190.7kmsite_ao
Helu’s Productos Árabes 20190.6kmsite_ao
The Courtyard of the Franz Mayer Museum 20191.2kmsite_ao
The Franz Mayer Museum’s Silver Collection 20191.2kmsite_ao
Casa de la Memoria Indómita (House of Indomitable Memory) 20190.7kmsite_ao
The Secrets of Mexico City’s Secretariat of Public Education Murals 20190.4kmsite_ao
José Luis Cuevas Museum 20190.4kmsite_ao
The Sweets Section at Mercado de la Merced 20191.3kmsite_ao
Monoliths of the Templo Mayor 20190.2kmsite_ao
This Historic Tile-Covered Building Now Houses a Chain Restaurant 20190.8kmsite_ao
Alexander Von Humboldt Monument 20181.2kmsite_ao
A Miniature Model of Mexico City 20181kmsite_ao
Gamers El Moro Video Game Museum 20180.9kmsite_ao
The Psychedelic Murals at a Mexico City Research Library 20180.7kmsite_ao
Palace of the Inquisition 20180.5kmsite_ao
Skull Rack of the Great Temple 20180.2kmsite_ao
Serpents of the Great Temple 20180.2kmsite_ao
CCEMx Site Museum 20180.2kmsite_ao
Pyramid of Ehécatl 20180.8kmsite_ao
Aztec Serpent Head Cornerstone 20180.5kmsite_ao
Mercado San Juan 20171.3kmsite_ao
The Cake Room at Pastelería Ideal 20180.4kmsite_ao

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