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1 Geocultura La Ciudad de Mexico 1

2 Mexico: Background 1325 a.d.: Aztecs built capital city on an island in the middle of Lake Texcoco and called it Tenochtitlan When Hernán Cortés invaded in the 1500s, he cut off the water supply from Chapultapec, leaving the Aztec capital without water. 2

3 Old capital to new capital Mexico city was built on the ruins of the Aztec capital. The city now sits on an ancient dry lake bed. 3

4 La ciudad de mexico Originally called Tenochtitlan, is one of the largest cities in the world. It is one of the most ancient inhabited cities in the occidental hemisphere <> 4

5 Mexico City One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with over 20 million residents. Nearly one out of four Mexicans call Mexico City home. 5

6 Pico de Orizaba The tallest peak in Mexico One of Mexico s active volcanoes 6

7 Rio Bravo Called the Rio Grande in the U.S. It forms more than ½ of the 1900 mile long border between Mexico and the U.S. 7

8 Sabías que? Due to its location, it floods often and parts of it are sinking by a foot a year. La Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Mexico city represent the 3 groups that have ruled the capital. 1. Aztec ruins, 2. a Spanish colonial church, and a 3. modern housing project can be found. 8

9 La Plaza de las Tres Culturas 9

10 El Paseo de la Reforma Is one of the most important and beautiful avenues of the city It was inspired by Paris Avenue des Champs-Elysées 10

11 Paris Avenue des Champs-Elysées France 11

12 Chapultapec Park Bosque de Chapultapec Near El Paseo de la Reforma Historical significance 12

13 Chapultapec Park Chapultepec means Grasshopper hill in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs Hernán Cortés no water A castle was built in the park, that has been converted into a museum. 13

14 El Zocalo: city center a.k.a. La Plaza de la Constitución - heart of the city 14

15 El Zocalo: city center 15

16 Catedral Metropolitana Initiated in 1572, it dominates el Zócalo 16

17 El Palacio Nacional Previously it was the residence of Hernán Cortés, today it is the governor s seat of Mexico. 17

18 Diego Rivera He was the renowned painter who has several famous murals in El Palacio Nacional Married Kahlo in

19 "Market At Tenochtitlán",

20 "Disembarkation Of The Spanish At Veracruz" 20

21 Totonac Civilization, 1950, El Tajin 21

22 El Museo Nacional de Antropología 22

23 El Museo Nacional de Antropología Exhibits archaeological collections from all over Mexico One of the finest artifacts is the mask of Teotihuacán 23

24 National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City one of Mexico's most famous symbols. The stone was carved in the late 1400s; it was discovered buried beneath the Zócalo in It was originally thought to be a calendar, and for a brief time, a sacrificial altar. 24

25 Teotihuacán Teotihuacan, 200,000 people lived here, the city is more than 2000 years old! 25

26 La Basilica de Guadalupe It was constructed in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Many people visit the Basilica each day 26

27 La Basilica de Guadalupe 27

28 La fiesta de quinceañera It is celebrated in honor of a young woman when she turns

29 Repaso Cuándo fue fundada la Ciudad de México? Dónde está la Plaza del a Constitución? Cómo se llama el parque enorme que está en la Ciudad de México? Cuál es la población? Cómo se llama la avendia que fue inspirada por los Campos Eliseos de París? 29

30 El Arte:El caballero aguila It is a figure that represents an aztec eagle warrior It is located in the museum of el Templo Mayor. 30

31 El Arte: La Gran Tenochtitlan 31

32 El Arte: La Gran Tenochtitlan The previous painting, by Diego Rivera, is located on a wall in El Palacio Nacional 32

33 El Arte: Frida Kahlo One of the most famous Mexican painters Many are selfportraits 33

34 Las Celebraciones: La Fiesta Guadalupana Millions of people celebrate this on Dec. 12 Many believe that the miracle of the Virgin of Guadalupe united the Mexican society 34

35 Las Celebraciones: La Feria de las Flores It is celebrated annually in the floating gardens (chinampas) of Xochimilco. 35

36 Feria de las Flores: In Spanish, it signifies the place of the flowers 36

37 Las Celebraciones: La Independencia The celebrations on the eve of the day of independence (16 de Septiembre) of Mexico attracts thousands of people to the city center called El Zócalo 37

38 La Historia: El angel The monument of Independence was built in 1970 to celebrate 100 years of independence from Spain (since Dolores shout) 38

39 La Historia: Moctezuma II Moctezuma II came to power in 1502 and was the Aztec emperor when Hernán Cortés arrived in Tenochtitlan in Cortés conquered in

40 La arqueología: El centro de la ciudad Is built over Moctezuma s pyramids and palaces. The Spanish destroyed Aztec temples and used the stones to build their homes and buildings 40

41 La arqueología: Tláloc Was the god of water and rain, basic elements of the agricultural cycle and very important to the Aztecs (180) 41

42 Repaso Cuál es el otro nombre del Zócalo? Dónde está el mural La gran Tenochtitlan? Quién es el pintor? Puedes nombrar algunas fiestas mexicanas? Cómo se llama el dios azteca del agua y de la lluvia? Quién fue el conquistador de los aztecas? 42

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