Calzada México-Tacuba Virtual Tour

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The old México-Tacuba Causeway
and its place in Mexico City Today

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The Calzada México-Tacuba - the causeway leading to Tacuba in the west - dates from well before the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. One of the three major causeways that connected the island city of Tenochtitlan with the mainland, it's still fascinating along nearly all six kilometres.

The video above is a quick introduction to many of the places listed below. If something intrigues you, check back here for more complete information. Like any city street, this one is changing all the time. But when you've covering more than 500 years of human history in the space of six kilometres, it's hard not to want to capture it all.

Within Mexico City, in the Historic Center, the Calzada is called Calle Tacuba. That street is so loaded with history, it has it's own video and section of the website. Passing out of the Center, it takes on the following names:

• Avenida Hidalgo

• Puente de Alvarado (Calzada México-Tenochtitlan as of August 2021)

• Rio de San Cosme

Finally, the avenue is called simply the Calzada México-Tacuba

All of the above are covered in the video, and in the many places listed below. Of course, the causeway led out of the City and into the heart of Tacuba. At the same time, it's lead into the very heart of Mexico City, too. That's the point of the video and the places listed.

When you're in Mexico City next, stop by here and you'll see that it's only continued to grow more fascinating.

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Palacio de Bellas Artes

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The Alameda Central

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Mercado Argentina

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Plaza San Carlos – Parque Tabacalera

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San Joaquín de Tacuba, Temple and Monastery

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Church of Santa Veracruz

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Mercado de San Cosme

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San Antonio de las Huertas Temple

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Metro Panteones

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Metro Tacuba

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Metro Cuitlahuac

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Metro Popotla

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Metro Colegio Militar

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Metro Normal

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Metro San Cosme

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Metro Revolucion

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The Printmaking Museum: Museo Nacional de la Estampa

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Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

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Merced de las Huertas Chapel

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Museo Kaluz

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Mercado Tacuba

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San Fernando Church and Cemetery Museum

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Casa de los Mascarones

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Cavalry Museum (Museo de Caballería)

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