Compared to the southern suburbs, the area north of the city centre has less to offer, but two sites of compelling interest – the emotive Plaza de las Tres Culturas and the great Basílica de Guadalupe – are worth an afternoon of your attention. Further out, and harder to get to, you’ll find the pyramids of Tenayuca and Santa Cecilia Acatitlán, the city’s two most dramatically preserved remains of Aztec architecture (though strictly speaking outside of the Distrito Federal).

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