Aragón

Mexico City's historic San Juan de Aragón is today referred to more simply as Aragón. Just north of the Mexico City airport, it's a convenient place for airport getaways, with more than meets the eye at first glance.

Aragón actually begins in 1435. It's technically the mainland territory of the Tlatelolco people who were awarded the area after defeating the Tepanecas of Azcapotzalco. It was mostly known as a limit to the Tlatelolca fishing area.

Some 250 years later, the same people, now from Santiago Tlatelolco rented their territory. Their first tenant was Blas López de Aragón, of Seville in Spain. He formed the Hacienda de Santa Anna Aragón which later lent its name to the entire area.

The hacienda later was re-dedicated to San Juan de Aragón and grew into a colonial town. That small town is  still remembered in the Pueblo de San Juan de Aragón, today a neighborhood. It's surrounded by dozens of others in this corner of the city. But at the center is a famous park and zoo among other attractions.

FARO Aragón

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Parque Lineal Gran Canal

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The Railroad Museum

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San Juan de Aragón Zoo

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Bosque de San Juan de Aragón

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Mexico City LDS Temple and Museum

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