Azcapotzalco is best remembered as the former capital of the Tepanec empire. The ancient Azcapotzalca people, Tepanecas, were among the most important rivals to the inhabitants of Tenochtitlan.
Their capital and altepetl, comparable to a city-state, was here. Today, it's Mexico City's northwest, and an important gateway to the Valley of Mexico's crowded northwest suburbs.
Azcapotzalco, some of the oldest settled territory in Mexico City, is also home to the most Original Villages. We're working to get all of them into these pages.
There are also a terrific variety of Public Markets, museums, and historical points of interest.