Azcapotzalco Pueblos Originarios

There are 25 Azcapotzalco Pueblos Originarios. Can this be directly attributed to the 1428 Triple Alliance and the defeat of the Tepaneca people who lived here? Did the ancient altepetls here shore themselves up to the extent that more of them are visible today than in any other part of the city?

The answer is no. But the area was more densely populated than many other parts of the Valley of Mexico, even then. It was, in part, because of their relatively large population that the Tepaneca people were able to resist Mexica domination as long as they did.

Today's Alcaldía Azcapotzalco is still a little separate, a little more independent minded. It's a wonderful historically relevant corner in Mexico City. The 25 Azcapotzalco Pueblos Originarios do make fascinating places to visit. And each will still give you some insight into the ancient city across the lake.

San Sebastián Atenco, Azcapotzalco

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San Simón Pochtlan

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San Marcos Ixquitlán, Azcapotzalco

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San Salvador Nextengo, Azcapotzalco

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Santa Lucía Tomatlan

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San Lucas Atenco, Azcapotzalco

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San Juan Tlilhuaca, Azcapotzalco

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Santa Bárbara Tetlanman, Yopico, Azcapotzalco

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Santa María Malinalco Chapel

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